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Kaju curry , cashew masala curry, how to make restaurant style cashew masala , nawabi kaju masala - kuzhali samaiyalarai

 

Kaju curry , cashew masala curry, how to make restaurant style cashew masala , nawabi kaju masala - kuzhali samaiyalarai

Cashew masala/Kaju masala gravy is such a tasty accompaniment for roti, chapathi, pulao. It is so creamy and rich and perfect to prepare for special menu preparations or even for potlucks.

 

 

Kaju curry , cashew masala curry, how to make restaurant style cashew masala , nawabi kaju masala - kuzhali samaiyalarai

Ok now coming to the recipe.  

Kaju(Cashew) Masala gravy

SOAKING TIME: - | PREPARATION TIME: 10 mins | COOKING TIME: 15 mins

Kaju curry , cashew masala curry, how to make restaurant style cashew masala , nawabi kaju masala - kuzhali samaiyalarai

AUTHOR: KUZHALIS SAMAIYALARAI

RECIPE TYPE: STARTER

CUISINE:   NORTH INDIAN

SERVES:  3 PERSONS

 

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cups Cashew nuts

2 big onion

1 big tomato

1 inch piece ginger

5-6 garlic pods

1/2 teaspoon shahi jeera

2 bay leaf

1 inch piece cinnamon

1 black cardamom

3 green cardamoms

2 cloves

2 green chilis

2 tablespoon butter

11/2 teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder

1/2 teaspoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon coriander powder

1 teaspoon garam masala

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 tablespoon kasoori methi

3 tablespoon cream

1/4 - 1/2 cup milk

water as required

salt to taste

 

VIDEO RECIPE LINK:   https://youtu.be/j86BjPwiWDQ

 

PREPARATION:

Roughly chop the onion, ginger and garlic.

Grind the tomato and keep it ready.

Finely chop the coriander leaves.

 

METHOD:

In a pan add half of the butter and let it melt.

Add chopped onion , ginger and garlic.

Sauté till onions become translucent.

Remove from heat and let it cool down completely.

Grind into fine paste.

Roast the cashews in dry pan for 1 -2 minutes in low flame.

Remove from heat .

Grind around 10 roasted cashews only into fine paste by adding required water.. Keep the rest of the cashews aside.

In the same pan, add remaining butter and let it melt.

Then add the whole masalas(cinnamon, bay leaf, shahi jeera, cloves, black cardamom, cardamoms)

Then add chopped green chillis.

Then add the ground onion ginger garlic masala.

Then add the salt and masala powders except garam masala.

Add the cashew paste

Sauté for 1-2 minutes in low medium flame.

Cover and let it cook.

Then add the tomato paste and sauté

Add some water and let the gravy to cook till the raw smell goes off.

Then add the milk, cream and mix well.

Don’t boil the gravy after adding milk.

Finally add the roasted cashews, garam masala, and coriander powder.

Mix well and serve hot.

 

NOTES:

  • Instead of kashmiri chilli powder, regular red chili powder can also be used, but add little less than as mentioned quantity.
  • Instead of butter oil can be used, but butter gives very nice creamy taste and flavour.
  • Cream can also be omitted. adjust the amount of milk as per the required gravy consistency.
  • After adding milk dont let the gravy to boil. it may get curdled sometimes.
  • Regualr cumin seeds can also be used instead od shahi jeera.

VIDEO RECIPE:



STEP BY STEP PHOTOS:

 In a pan add half of the butter and let it melt.

Add chopped onion , ginger and garlic.

Sauté till onions become translucent.

Remove from heat and let it cool down completely.

Kaju curry , cashew masala curry, how to make restaurant style cashew masala , nawabi kaju masala - kuzhali samaiyalarai

Kaju curry , cashew masala curry, how to make restaurant style cashew masala , nawabi kaju masala - kuzhali samaiyalarai

Grind into fine paste.

Roast the cashews in dry pan for 1 -2 minutes in low flame.

Remove from heat .

Grind around 10 roasted cashews only into fine paste by adding required water.. Keep the rest of the cashews aside.

In the same pan, add remaining butter and let it melt.

Then add the whole masalas(cinnamon, bay leaf, shahi jeera, cloves, black cardamom, cardamoms)

Then add chopped green chillis.

Then add the ground onion ginger garlic masala.

Kaju curry , cashew masala curry, how to make restaurant style cashew masala , nawabi kaju masala - kuzhali samaiyalarai

Then add the salt and masala powders except garam masala.

Add the cashew paste

Kaju curry , cashew masala curry, how to make restaurant style cashew masala , nawabi kaju masala - kuzhali samaiyalarai

Kaju curry , cashew masala curry, how to make restaurant style cashew masala , nawabi kaju masala - kuzhali samaiyalarai

Sauté for 1-2 minutes in low medium flame.

Cover and let it cook.

Then add the tomato paste and sauté

Add some water and let the gravy to cook till the raw smell goes off.

Kaju curry , cashew masala curry, how to make restaurant style cashew masala , nawabi kaju masala - kuzhali samaiyalarai

Then add the milk, cream and mix well.

Don’t boil the gravy after adding milk.

Finally add the roasted cashews, garam masala, and coriander powder.

Kaju curry , cashew masala curry, how to make restaurant style cashew masala , nawabi kaju masala - kuzhali samaiyalarai

Mix well and serve hot.


Kaju curry , cashew masala curry, how to make restaurant style cashew masala , nawabi kaju masala - kuzhali samaiyalarai

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