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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Kaju Masala (Cashew nuts curry)

A curry with a royal touch ,a hit in any party and easy too.Cashew nuts in a spicy gravy with whole garam masala imparts a very nice aroma.It goes well with any Indian bread like roti,naan or puris.

Ingredients -

Cashew nuts - 1/2 cup (wholes and halves)
Raisins- 1/4 cup or less
Tomato -1big size
onion - 1 medium size
Capsicum-1/2 small size
cloves- 2 nos
peppercorns- 2 nos
black cardamom -1
green cardamom - 2
Cinnamon stick -1/2 inch piece
Bay leaf - 1
red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp or according to taste
coriander powder-1 tbsp
Turmeric powder-1tbsp
cumin seeds- 1 tbsp
milk-1/2 cup or less
Desi ghee - 2 tbsp
salt to taste


1-Chop onion,tomato and capsicum very finely.
2-Soak raisins in milk .
3-Heat ghee in a wok and add cumin seeds ,let them splutter.
4-Add all whole spices and roast them a minute till the nice aroma comes out.
5-Add finely chopped onions and saute on low heat ,add some salt.
6-Add finely chopped tomato and saute till oil separates then add capsicum and saute till capsicum gets little tender.
7-Add turmeric powder,coriander powder and red chilli powder to masala.
8- Now add cashew nuts and soaked raisins (reserve the milk for later.)
9-Add little water ,stir and cook it covered for about 10 minutes.
10-Then add milk in which we soaked raisins and just give it a boil uncoverd.
11- Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.

I am sending it to Sara's 'Think Spice Think Garam masala Event'.


Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, what a wonderful curry. Never heard of it. Curry of Kaju and nuts and just capsicum, wonderful idea and recipe :)

Umm Mymoonah said...

Yummy, nice combination of kaju and capsicum.