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903 Cashew Nuts recipes

Last Updated : May 15,2019


काजू रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Cashew Nuts recipes in Hindi)
કાજૂ રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Cashew Nuts recipes in Gujarati)

901 Cashew Nuts recipes | Indian kaju recipes

Indian cashew recipes. Cashews are a part of the nut family which are slightly sweet and buttery in taste. They grow in a tropical environment and are a result of labor intensive work. Cashews grow on a tree in a long, green kidney shaped pods that hang from branches. They are not sold in their outer casing because the cover of cashews is supposed to be toxic and resulting in rashes. The process of peeling, removing, roasting of cashew nuts is done by hand and also due to their perishable nature, they are one of the most expensive nuts.

The advantage of cashews is that it can be used in an array of different recipes all over the world. Even though a little on the sweeter side, they are used in both sweet AND savory recipes around the world, especially in India, whether it's in gravies, snacks or desserts.

Indian Cashew nut Recipes

Cashews have been used in Indian, mostly Punjabi and Mughlai cuisine, since many decades. Addition of a paste of these wonder nuts to food gives them a rich mouth feel and a proper consistency. It is one of the main ingredients in the Basic Makhani Gravy or any other Punjabi gravy like Dum Aloo. Not only is the usage limited to subzis, you can also add it to dals like Mixed Dal with Spinach to give it a better consistency. Cashew pieces are also added Dal dhokli!

Whole or broken cashews form an important part of rice preparations as well. Along with raisins, they form a major component in Pulaos like Shahi Pulao and also different types of pulaos. In the south, cashews or peanuts are also added to Bisi Bele Bhaat to give it a crunch. Kaju and Coconut is added to Shahjahani Khichdi to give it more flavor and volume.

Cashew Nut Recipes for Snacks

Firstly, raw cashews form a snack in themselves and don’t need anything else! Secondly, they can be roasted as is or make Roasted cashews with different masalas. Cashews that are fried are usually added to many Gujarati and Maharashtrian jar snacks like Chivda or fried poha. In such jar snacks, they add not only to the texture of the whole thing but also to the overall taste.

Cashews are a popular choice for adding to marinades as well. Generally a cashew paste is added to the marinades but sometimes it can be used as a main ingredient in it as well. Afghani paneer flavors cashew paste with masalas and marinates the paneer in that itself without adding any curd. Hara Bhara Kebab has cashews fixed over the kebab before the frying to add that extra crunch or added to the mixture itself like in Dahi Kebab.

Cashew Nut Recipes for Desserts

Kaju is an integral part of dessert making in Indian Cuisine. Not only cashews but also other dry fruits are used extensively as well. Whether as a garnish over Sheeras or as whole pieces added to a kheer called Paal Payassam, they are a wonderful addition. The best part about cashews are that they are not overly sweet and balance out the sweetness in the food.

Kaju Katli is the most famous sweet made with cashews where milk, cashew powder, ghee and sugar are combined together till thickened, cooled and cut into diamond shaped pieces. Dry fruits combined together with jaggery make a delicious Indian praline called Chikki. They are also used in many types of cakes and cookies all around the world, Butter Cookies with a Cashew Stuffing being my favorite!

If you want to know more about the Uses of Cashew Nuts, then you can check out our article on that.

Hope you liked this collection of Cashew Recipes. Scroll down below for more.



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The mellow sweetness of bananas and the tacky flavour of butterscotch seem to be a match made in heaven, as you will agree after tasting this unique ice-cream. Bananas not only impart a natural, fruity sweetness to the ice-cream, they also improve the creaminess. Together with butterscotch sauce, it ....
What makes this Indian cottage cheese preparation very special is the use of two onion pastes. One is a mixture of cooked onions with cashews, which imparts a unique creaminess to the Paneer Pasanda; and the other is a brown onion paste, which imparts a very rich and intense flavour to it. Ideal to ....
With the chewy texture of coconut, the rich flavour of roasted rava, the crunch of nuts and dried fruits, and the intense aroma of spices, this Coconut and Rava Ladoo is a mouthful of delight that nobody can resist! Although the procedure is a little long, requiring a spot of cooking and a perio ....
A wonderful dessert that can be prepared in minutes. It does not require much advance preparation, and can be whipped up even at short notice. Rava sheera is traditional, yet modern in its simplicity, making it a sheer delight. Sheera makes a traditional and delightful combination with
Karachi Biscuit is one of the most well-known treats of Hyderabad. In fact, if you have been to Hyderabad and come back without buying the famous Karachi Biscuits from Karachi Bakery, you are bound to face the wrath of your friends and family, who would have been eagerly waiting to bite into one of ....
Succulent pieces of paneer marinated in a tantalizing tandoori masala grilled to perfection and served with pulao, a stuffed capsicum and tangy makhani gravy. If you like, serve some grilled onions with it too.
Egg Biryani is a splendorous rice preparation, replete with the magic of Indian spices and the richness of masaledar boiled eggs. It is quite easy to make yet very grand, so it is ideal for parties! Rice, cooked with whole spices, mint leaves and spice powders, is topped with a peppy preparation ....
Soft and spongy rava idlis can be made in a jiffy for a quick and satiating breakfast.
The rich hue, strong aroma and irresistible taste of this Mixed Vegetable Sabzi will make you addicted to it! A gravy of tomatoes, onions and cashewnuts forms the base of this marvelous creation, which features a horde of colourful and juicy veggies, which are sautéed separately in oil and then ....
Cashews being abundant in regions across the west coast of India, it is usually used to complement vegetables in various curries. They are commonly combines with drumstick, long beans etc. A horde of spices is usually used to balance the blandness of cashews. Serve this delicious curry wi ....
The buttery taste and luscious mouth-feel of the gravy makes Vegetable Makhanwala an ever-popular favourite. It is an item that features on the menu of most restaurants and in wedding spreads as well – and has earned a good share of fame across the world. Here we present Vegetable Makhanwala wit ....
A brilliant preparation that everyone is sure to enjoy! This effortless preparation of mixed vegetables, raisins and golden brown cashewnuts, perked up with garam masala, is a real treat for both your eyes and your senses. Capsicum adds crunch to this dry subzi, while cream gives it a luscious ....
Easy and quick, this recipe will turn out to be a real surprise for those who have always drowned paneer in tangy tomato based gravies. Here, cream and milk are combined with a rich onion-cashew paste and perked up with spice powders to get a pleasantly-flavoured gravy that is perfect for paneer. Ho ....
Makhani gravy is perfectly complemented by the earthy spices and herbs, which are in turn mellowed with fresh cream.
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