15 Oct 2015

Phool Makhana Cashew Butter Gravy | Tamarai Vithai Munthiri Gravy

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Recipe :

Phool Makhana Cashew Butter Gravy | Tamarai Vithai Munthiri Gravy

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Recipe Category: Veg Gravy
Serves: 3 persons

About The Recipe :

Thamarai Vithai is also called as lotus seeds in english, phool makhana in hindi. It is lower in cholesterol and saturated fat, also good for health. Let see how to make the thamarai vithai munthiri gravy | phool makhana  cashew gravy recipe with simple ingredients and step by step images and instructions.

Ingredients :

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Thamarai Vithai | Phool Makahana | Lotus Seeds - 1 heaped cup
Cashews - 1\4 cup
Large Tomato - 2 no
Large Onion - 1 no
Ginger - 1 "
Garlic - 3 to 4 cloves
Cinnamon Stick - 2" long
Cloves - 3 no
Bay Leaf - 1 no
Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1\4 tsp
Coriander Leaves - 2 tbsp (chopped)
Butter - 1 tbsp + 2 tbsp
Salt to Taste.

Method :
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Steps To Blanch The Tomatoes & Cashews :

  • To blanch the tomatoes, boil two cup of water, then using knife, make an cross cut ( ie., X ) on the bottom of tomatoes, add the tomatoes into the boiling water and cook for about five minutes over simmer. Then transfer them to a bowl of cold water. Cool little and peel off the skin and ready to use. (Image 1) 
  • Similarly to blanch the cashews, cook the cashews in the boiling water for about five minutes over simmer, then transfer them to a bowl of cold water and keep aside. (Image 2)

Steps To Make The Thamarai Vithai | Phool Makahana | Lotus Seeds Cashews Gravy

  • Preparation, grind the onion, ginger and garlic into coarsely and keep aside. (Image 3 and 4)
  • Then grind the blanched tomatoes and cashews separately and keep aside. (Image 5 and 6)
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  • To roast the lotus seeds, heat a tablespoon of butter in a kadhai, lower the flame into simmer and saute the lotus seeds for about one and half minutes or until crunchy and keep aside. (Image 7)
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  • To make the gravy, heat the remaining butter in a hot kadhai, add in the ground onion mixture and saute till its raw smell leaves. (Image 8)
  • Add in the cinnamon stick, cloves and bay leaf, cook for an minute. (Image 9)
  • Add in the blanched tomatoes paste and cook for an minute or until its moisture reduced. (Image 10)
  • Stir in the red chili powder, cumin seeds powder, turmeric powder for few seconds. (Image 11)
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  • Add in the blanched cashews paste and mix well. (Image 12)
  • Add one and half cup of water, bring to boil and cook for about five minutes, also stir in between. (Image 13)
  • Then add the roasted lotus seeds, mix well and cook for an minutes. (Image 14)
  • Finally add the coriander leaves, mix well and ready to serve. (15)
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Serving Suggestion: Serve the Phool Makahana | Thamarai Vithai | Lotus Seeds Cashew Gravy with the Poori, Chapathi or Naan.
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