kaju masala recipe | kaju curry recipe | cashew nut masala curry

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kaju masala recipe | kaju curry recipe | cashew nut masala curry recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. basically the roasted kaju’s or cashew nuts served in a spicy creamy sauce prepared with tomato and onion base. it is generally served as main dish in a north indian thali or cuisine for roti/chapathi or even for paratha’s.
kaju masala recipekaju masala recipe | kaju curry recipe | cashew masala nut curry recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. perhaps one of the favourite punjabi cuisine or north indian cuisine creamy curry recipe with all age groups. the combination of crunchy roasted cashew nuts and spicy sauce is just lips smacking. typically it is served with naan or butter roti in restaurants, but it can also be enjoyed with puri, chapathi or even bhatura.

cashew nut masala curry recipe is my favourite curry or sabzi recipe after the paneer based curries. it took me long time to post this recipe, but i certainly had not forgotten about it. even today, whenever i go to my hometown i never miss a opportunity to visit famous woodlands hotel in udupi which is famous for its spicy kaju masala recipe. the one you get in most of the restaurant is dry version, but i have made it more creamy and saucy. i personally like it that way, but it is totally up to one individual taste and preference.

kaju curry recipefurthermore some important tips and suggestions for a perfect and creamy kaju masala recipe. firstly, i heavily recommend to use whole and without any dents and cuts cashew or kaju’s. otherwise the kaju’s may dissolve with smaller size. secondly, roast the cashew’s in a low flame before adding it to the curry. otherwise, you may not have a crunchy nutty experience while serving. lastly, i have added full cream in this recipe which is completely optional and can be safely ignored.

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easy kaju masala recipe | kaju curry recipe | cashew nut masala curry
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Recipe type: curry
Cuisine: north indian
Serves: 4 Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • ⅔rd cup cashew / kaju, whole
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp jeera / cumin
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup cream / malai
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
for onion tomato paste:
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 large tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. firstly, heat a tsp of oil and add 1 tsp jeera, 1 inch cinnamon stick and 1 bay leaf. saute till they turn aromatic.
  2. further add ½ onion and saute well.
  3. add in prepared tomato onion paste and saute till the paste thickens.
  4. keeping the flame on low, add ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp red chilli powder, ½ tsp coriander powder and ½ tsp salt.
  5. saute on low flame for a minute.
  6. now add 1 cup water and ¼ cup cream.
  7. stir continuously till the cream completely combines well.
  8. further add roasted cashews and stir well.
  9. cover and simmer for 5 minutes or till the gravy thickens slightly.
  10. add in ½ tsp garam masala, 1 tsp kasuri methi and 1 tbsp coriander leaves.
  11. finally, serve kaju masala or cashew curry with roti or chapat


how to make kaju masala or kaju curry with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, roast the cashew in a tbsp of ghee till they turn golden brown.
    kaju masala recipe
  2. transfer to a plate, and keep aside.
    kaju masala recipe
  3. prepare the tomato onion paste by heating a tsp of oil.
    kaju masala recipe
  4. add in 1 onion and saute well.
    kaju masala recipe
  5. additionally, add 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste and saute further.
    kaju masala recipe
  6. also add 3 large tomato. 5-6 cashews and saute till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
    kaju masala recipe
  7. allow the mixture to cool completely, and later transfer to a blender.
    kaju curry recipe
  8. blend to smooth paste without adding any extra water. keep aside.
    kaju curry recipe
  9. in the same kadai heat a tsp of oil and add 1 tsp jeera, 1 inch cinnamon stick and 1 bay leaf. saute till they turn aromatic.
    kaju curry recipe
  10. further add ½ onion and saute well.
    kaju curry recipe
  11. add in prepared tomato onion paste and saute till the paste thickens.
    kaju curry recipe
  12. keeping the flame on low, add ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp red chilli powder, ½ tsp coriander powder and ½ tsp salt.
    kaju curry recipe
  13. saute on low flame for a minute.
    kaju curry recipe
  14. now add 1 cup water and ¼ cup cream.
    kaju curry recipe
  15. stir continuously till the cream completely combines well.
    kaju curry recipe
  16. further add roasted cashews and stir well.
    cashew nut masala curry
  17. cover and simmer for 5 minutes or till the gravy thickens slightly.
    cashew nut masala curry
  18. add in ½ tsp garam masala, 1 tsp kasuri methi and 1 tbsp coriander leaves.
    cashew nut masala curry
  19. finally, serve kaju masala or cashew curry with roti or chapathi.
    kaju curry recipe


notes:

  • firstly, roast the cashews on low flame till they turn golden and crunchy.
  • also, adding cream is optional. replace it with cashew paste for more rich flavour.
  • additionally, if adding cream make sure to stir well on low flame, else cream might curdle.
  • finally, kaju masala or cashew curry taste great when served hot.

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