One fine afternoon my granny and her sisters were chitchatting. Random talks, gossips, sisters catching up after a long time. You can imagine how that goes. :) Any and every topic on earth surfaces during those times. :-)
Me and my mom were cleaning up after lunch and I didn’t pay much attention to their talks. One of my granny’s sister owns huge acres of cashew tree plantains. They were talking about how this years yield has been and my granny who's the oldest among all says you can make delicious bharth (a coconut based spicy side dish in Konkani) using ripe cashew fruit!! Well, I had heard of ripe cashew fruit juice but this ripe cashew fruit side dish is something I had never heard of. I was like wow! really!! I had to try it.
My granny’s sister, the one who owns the cashew tree plantains calls up the next day and says she followed her sister’s recipe and the bharth (the ripe cashew fruit side dish) turned out to be delicious. Now I had to make this. I tried it the next day and was even more wowed!!
I’m happy I heard their conversation, if not may be this recipe would have got lost. So, here it is, a delicious cashew fruit recipe for you. You can serve this spicy side dish with rice for lunch or dinner. This dish has a distinct taste and smell of ripe cashew fruit.
So, next time you lay hands on cashew fruit, (called as kaju in Konkani) give this kaju bharth (the Konkani name for this side dish) a try. To make this dish all you need is one ripe cashew fruit. So, give it a try.
Also, do try making delicious ripe cashew fruit juice using water and sugar. Don't you love to devour on ripe cashew fruits? A pinch of salt with chopped ripened cashew fruits tastes lovely!!!
Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes
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