Cashew Chutney and Onion Chutney

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Cashew Chutney and Onion Chutney
Chutney

A cold and dreary day with much needed rain – I’ve learnt to appreciate rain a lot more after we moved her to well water – every mm counts. We have had several summers where water curfews were imposed when watering the lawn was an indulgence not to be exercised.  But a rainy day always makes me hungrier for some reason and I want to make something that warms the cockles – Steamed Sweet Potatoes was what I settled on – Hubby dear comes home and asks me what I plan to make with it – as a sort of spread – my mind sifts through the chutney spread files that are stored away in the brain, but I thought I’d make two chutneys – One I have made often – onion chutney and the other a variation of its more commonly prepared nut cousin, peanuts – And settled on cashews. Yes, that plan excited me. So I got to work and literally in 5-7 minutes, we were all smacking our lips after tasting this spicy, tongue-tickling oh-so nutty chutney – If you like nuts and cashews in particular, trust me my friends you will not be disappointed!

Cashew Chutney

Here is the recipe
3/4 cup of roasted cashews
5 green chilies
2 red chilies (dried)
urad dal 1/4 cup
olive oil- 2 tsp
salt to taste
Tempering with olive oil (1tsp), mustard seeds and curry leaves

Preparation
I first used 2 tsp to roast the urad dal and the chilies, like we normally do for any chutney and then threw in the cashews for a minute before removing from flame.
I ground it warm in my Magic Bullet into a fine paste and tempered it

Spread this over your steamed sweet potatoes – while the chutney has a fine kick to it, it is beautifully set off by the sweetness of the sweet potato.

NOTE: the guilt of fat from the cashews can be lessened by the fact that you have had a most satisfying and completely healthy meal for I recently saw on Dr. Oz – Here is the quote from his website
These nuts contain proanthocyanidins, a class of flavanolds that actually starve tumors and prevent cancer cells from dividing. In some studies, it’s been shown that eating 12 cashews a day can reduce your colon cancer risk.
There you go folks, the Ozacle has spoken :)


Onion Chuntey

Onion Chutney

1 med. sized red onion
4 red chilies
1 green chili
asafetida
olive oil 2 tsp
urad 2 tsp

Preparation
Fry in the oil all the ingredients and grind adding salt when you do.
Temper with the same ingredients as the above chutney

Enjoy mes amies.

Skills

Posted on

April 24, 2012

37 Comments

  1. Am not a big fan of cashew nuts but the idea of having plain cashew nuts chutney is exciting :)

    Ongoing Event : WTML

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  2. Rain seems to be one constant feature of my place.. u will never ask for more rain :).. its sunny days we miss :D.. strange are the ways of life 😉

    Ongoing Event : WTML

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  3. Never heard cashew chutney….very different…super ponga.

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  4. nice chutney,cashew chutney must b yumm

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  5. cashew chutney is very new to me never made this but looks delish.

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  6. Wow very yummy n spicy chutneys… Cashew chutney is very new to me…

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  7. Cashews in a chutney sounds great..sure rich and delicious one !! Onion chutney too looks yum :)

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  8. I love trying different type of chutneys…. will try these soon :)

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  9. wow
    cashew chutney sounds very interesting priya :)
    will soon give a try.

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  10. never made cashew chutney…looks yummy…I like sunny days but occasional showering is most welcome

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  11. I love cashewnuts and this chutney excites me…am going to try it very soon

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  12. Rich looking cashew chutney,cant wait to try..Super tempting onion chutney Priya.

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  13. Nice chutneys…looks Soo yummy !

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  14. Cashew nut chutney is new to me,sounds rich and delicious..

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  15. Love, love cashew chutney. Goes wonderfully with idli, dosa or vada!

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  16. It looks great..love it.

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  17. yummy and awesome chutney…..

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  18. Wow…looks so delicious…

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  19. I need to learn more about chutneys and this is my opportunity. Thanks for sharing these great recipes X

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  20. what a unique and flavorful combo. a must try for me :)

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  21. Yummy and creamy chutney. Simply amazing.

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  22. Both the chutneys look yumm, wud love to try out the cashew chutney, it's new to me..

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  23. I want to try the spicy cashew chutney…Both are too good and irresistible

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  24. I love chutneys of any kind… and am glad to bookmark both your unique chutneys for future use. the cashew chutney does sound fantastic!

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  25. I love chutneys of any kind… and am glad to bookmark both your unique chutneys for future use. the cashew chutney does sound fantastic!

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  26. nice and simple recipe

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  27. thanks for visiting and liking my space. both chutneys look awesome. you gave nice info about cashew. love it.

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  28. Rich n yummy chutneys, sounds inviting. ..

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