Thai spicy cashew

i must warn you, its pretty addictive.

Be warned. This recipe is not for the faint of heart. the chiles are HOT. so please adjust this to your own comfort level. Thai recipes are based upon individual taste, and some people may prefer 1 chile only, maybe only 1/2 chile. personally I like it hot so.. feel free to adjust to your personl comfort zone. enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb cashew nuts
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • 2-3 red thai chiles, sliced (to taste)
  • 2-3 green thai chiles, sliced (to taste)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups vegetable oil

Method

heat the oil over medium heat. Once heated, add cashews and fry until golden. Remove and drain cashews. Toss the cashews with the spring onion, chile and salt. Serve, ideally with a cold beverage, or two!

Meatball (Kofta) Curry

Ingredients

  • 12 Beef Meatballs (wash before using)
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp Garlic Paste
  • 2 tbsps garam masala
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves chopped fine

Preparation method

  1. Add oil in a pot and heat on full for about 1-2 minutes, then add chopped onions
  2. Cook Onions until golden brown
  3. Add tin of tomatoes
  4. Mix with a wooden spoon until tomatoes turn into a paste
  5. Add 1/2 tbsp of Salt, Add 1/2 tbsp Garlic Paste, Add 1/2 cup of coriander leaves and mix for 10-15 minutes
  6. Add half a cup of water and stir for 2-3 minutes
  7. Add washed meatballs to pot, and stir gently for 5 minutes
  8. Add half a cup of water and stir for 2-3 minutes
  9. Put lid onto the pot and leave to simmer on low heat for 20 minutes, ensuring you stir the curry every 5 minutes

If the water has dried out and the meatballs have not cooked then add another 1/2 cup of water and repeat process.