Karwar Style Bibya Usal Recipe (Spiced Cashew Nut Sabzi)

Karwar Style Bibya Usal Recipe (Spiced Cashew Nut Sabzi) is the Konkan and Karwar style cashew sabzi. A customary side dish, in any function or festival in Konkani cuisine. Fresh, tender cashews are sautéed along with few spices to make this tasty and simple stir fry.  Cashew nuts, Fresh coconut, Sugar, Salt, Coconut Oil, White Urad Dal (Split), Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), Dry Red Chillies, Garlic, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Curry leaves   1/2 cup Cashew nuts , soaked in warm water and salt for 15 minutes 3 tablespoons Fresh coconut , grated 1 teaspoon Sugar Salt , to taste  For tempering 2 teaspoons Coconut Oil 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split) 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 3 Dry Red Chillies , broken (adjust to taste) 4 cloves Garlic , crushed  1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) Curry leaves , a few     5   10     To begin making the Karwar Style Bibya Usal Recipe (Spiced Cashew Nut Sabzi), soak the cashews in warm water and a little salt for about 10 minutes.Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds and let them splutter.As the mustard splutters, add split black gram and fry till them till it turns golden brown.Break in the dry red chillies into half into the kadai and add curry leaves along with crushed garlicAfter a few seconds of frying them, add the cashew nuts and turmeric. Toss cashews to mix with the tempering. Keep sautéing for a couple of minutes on medium heat.Add salt, sugar and about 1/4 cup of water and mix everything well. Now cover and cook in low heat for 5 to 10 minutes. Cashew nuts should be soft but slightly crunchy.Add grated coconut and allow all the water to dry up with stirring. Check for salt and adjust spices if needed, allow to sit for a minute and switch off.Serve Karwar Style Bibya Usal Recipe (Spiced Cashew Nut Sabzi) along with Karwar Style Muga Ambat and Phulkas for a weekday meal.