Cashew Masala / Creamy Cashew Curry

29 Mar 2012


Cashew Masala: 

 Hy Friends,

I’m back blogging and firstly want to extend my heartfelt thanks for your wonderful support & loving wishes. The comments that put a smile on my face. Not to mention all of YOUR blogs that I enjoy reading. I learn new things everyday and discover lots of new foods/recipes.

If you are wondering as to what I have been doing all these days..I was a little busy with my kids EXAMS. Now, I am back, refreshed and excited to share more awesome recipes..:)

Today, I m sharing my very favorite  Cashew Masala Recipe  with you.  This is a thick gravy with lots of flavorful masala. Cashew nuts are simply divine & healthy that makes a luxury side dish for chapatti / roti.

This filling & delicious curry can easily be made. In this recipe, the cashewnuts are simmered in a spicy gravy with whole garam masala, which imparts a very nice arome.

Try this healthy recipe and enjoy the rich tasty curry with a royal touch, a hit in any party..!!!


  • Cashew                       - 100 g
  • Ghee                            - 3 tsp
  • Saffron                         - few strands
  • Onion                           - 2
  • Ginger                          - small piece
  • Garlic                            - 4 pods
  • Red chilly                      - 2
  • Cinnamon                     - 1
  • Cardamom                    - 1
  • Cloves                          - 2
  • Cumin seeds                 - ½ tsp
  • Tomato                         - 2
  • Red chilly pwd              - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric pwd                - ¼ tsp
  • Coriander pwd               - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd        - ½ tsp
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Salt to taste


  1. Soak ¾ of cashew in warm water for 20 minutes.
  2. Heat a tsp of ghee in a heavy skillet.
  3. Roast the remaining cashews to light golden brown in low flame.
  4. Drain, keep aside in a colander.
  5. Place the saffron in a small bowl, pour in boiling water and let soak for at least 10 mins.
  6. In the same pan, saute onion, ginger, garlic and red chillies until soft.
  7. Allow to cool and grind to fine paste.
  8. Keep it aside.
  9. Add soaked cashew nuts and grind further to fine paste to make masala.
  10. Now heat 2 tsp of ghee in a frypan.
  11. Add cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, cumin and saute for a minute.
  12. Add chopped tomatoes and saute till it is soft and cooked.
  13. Stir in the  red chilly pwd, turmeric pwd, coriander pwd and salt.
  14. Now add the yoghurt.
  15. Stirring occasionally, cook over moderate heat until the masala combines.
  16. Add ghee roasted cashews, prepared masala paste and half cup of water.
  17. Squeeze the saffron between your fingers, then stir it and its soaking liquid into the skillet.
  18. Reduce the heat to low, cover tightly and cook for 10 mins, stirring in between.
  19. Remove the lid, sprinkle garam masala pwd.
  20. Mix well and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

  1. Serve hot with chapatti, roti or naan.

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64 Yummy Comments:

Sheoh Yan said...

Cashew curry is good to go with anything. I can also just drink this alone. Jay, you are a beautiful mom who can cook well and help your kids in their exams.

Srimathi said...

Tasted a cashew curry some years ago in an eat out place at cbe. Welcome back to the blogging world.

maha said...

i like gravy dishes.n cashews never tried this r just tempting me.Book Marking.....

Balvinder Ubi said...

Welcome back to blogging.This looks great!

Akila said...

Wow they were really very tempting n inviting. Picture speaks the taste...

Hovkonditorn said...

This looks delicious and cashews are so good!

anne said...

I've kept checking out your blog for some update as you've been out of circulation for quiet sometime hahaha Glad you're back ! Love this dish ! If only I can slurp that out of my screen ! ;D

Jay said...

thanks for dropping by n loving ur lovely comments...will be around ur space soon..:)

ramya anand said...

Welcome back jay!nice creamy masala!

Mélange said...

Here 'exams' are not yet started..
Nice rich gravy with cashews..flavorful !

Nitha said...

That should be really rich and yummm..

Meena said...

cashews my weakness. sigh if i cud just grab it from here. ur presentation and the tutorial is awesome

makes me want to have it now only

welcome bck jay

hope exams went well for ur kids
peep around to whatever you missed in past two weeks

Blackswan said...

Welcome back, Jay! I've missed u & your lovely funny comments. Hahaha! What a wonderful treat you've given us today! Yum!!

Wonderful and flavorful curry !! I was wondering where you went !!!

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Rich Cashew Masala.

Shilpakiran said...

it is looking so rich and a royal treat to your loved ones ... thanks for sharing

Rosh said...

Wow...I would have never imagined a curry made of cashews!! Excellent Jay :)

Wonderfully colourful...Welcome back!

Sasmita said...

Only once I ate this in Goa. but your bowl is more creamy n pretty colored. Soon will try this :)

Pranjali said...

This looks rich and delicious curry

wow! look creamy and yummy!!!

Rasi said...

welcome back jay.. gravy looks awesome :)

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Sayantani said...

welcome back this sinful delight.

Ola said...

all this ingredients must smell heavenly:)

Life and travelling

Amelia said...

Hi Jay, good to see you back in action. Being missing you actually. :)

Love you creamy cashew nut curry, so smooth and tempting. Should be nice to dip in roti prathas too.

Have a nice weekend. Cheers!

faseela said...

heartiest welcome 2 u jay.....yummy flavorful n creamy curry..........innovative too

Vimitha Anand said...

Thats a creamy and yummy curry J!!! Missed ur recipes

Indrani Bagchi said...

Very nice recipe. I just love cashews, so this one's worth giving a try!

Alida said...

Simply delicious. Well done you!

I love nutty curries. I'm sure this one is delicious - it's such a nice colour too!

Kim said...

I looovvveeee cashews these are great. This masala, it's really good looking!

Hema said...

Welcome back, such a rich and delicious gravy, awesome..

Nisa Homey said...

Welcome back dear...seems like we both were on the same boat (kids exams)..this sure is a yummy gravy..perfect with roti and naan.

after long time I saw your post. nice to see you back. This looks so creamy and rich. love it

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Wonderful n yummy gravy n so creamy beautiful rich dish !!!

Que rico :) así acompañado dan unas ganas de comer un poquito tremendas. Besos!

spusht said...

Welcome back. It's great to see your dedication towards your child's exams that you stopped blogging until then. Hope they went well.
Meanwhile I have been visiting your Restaurant-Style Shahi Paneer so often, going to make it soon it looks good, and so does this one.
Guess this basic cashewnut gravy can be used in many other ways, like adding paneer, mushroom, etc!

Welcome back Jay. This looks wonderful. Can have the cashew curry as main course itself, looks so yummy.

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Hi Jay, welcome back! This soup looks delicious! I went to an Indian supermarket last weekend to buy chick pea flour and was doubting about the masala is it hot, spicy? Thank you,

Sorry, I mean the Garam Masala. Please let me know Jay, thank you

radha said...

Welcome back. Such a rich creamy dish. Hope the kids did well in their exams.

easyfoodsmith said...

This is a very novel curry for me. Never heard or seen it before. It looks delish and creamy. Great post Jay!

Anu said...

Rich and yum curry

Suja Manoj said...

Creamy and delicious masala,rich curry

Javelin Warrior said...

So great to have you back and I'm glad to hear you've been refreshed :) Love the combo of spices and the glorious color of this dish...

hi jay, welcome back to blogging, we all do need a break sometimes, for many reasons. hope your kids done very well in their exams.
Delicious dish , cashews my favorite. a great welcome back recipe huh.
have a nice day

Julie said...

Welcome back,Jay:-)
Cashew masala looks yummilicious...mouthwatering combo with parathas!!
Cook in any recipe with Cilantro/Cumin as one of the main ingredients & rush it in my EP Series-Herbs n Spices
Erivum Puliyum

Jay said...

thanks for your nice compliments & precious time..
have a wonderful day..;)

Marina said...

Jay, nice to have you back. I hope your kids did well on their exams. Lovely post, I may try to make it soon. Thank you!

Sayantani said...

thanks a ton Jay for your comment and your generosity. MAy God bless you.

wow delicious and creamy masala,perfect for roti...nice recipe.

wow delicious and creamy masala,perfect for roti...nice recipe.

Farah said...

welcome back jay! gravy looks yummy! who doesnt like cashews??!:)

wanna said...

This looks delicious! Cashews are so good.
I made your Dahi Chicken, it was wonderful, thank you for posting your receipes and making the lives of the culinarily challenged, easier!

bhaskarvskp said...

Delicious n rich creamy cashew masala.Love the presentation.

Jay said...

hy Wanna,
thanks for the try ..
glad you liked the yummy recipe..:)

Jay said...

thanks for your valuable feedback friends..:)
have a great weekend..!

Sailaja said...

First time here. You have nice space. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Cashew curry is yumm. Love the clicks. Feels like grabbing that parota and curry from pic..

Sujatha Sathya said...

ah! yummy indeed. let me copy paste this recipe so i can try this one out because minimum ingredients and simple steps too involved in making it

gorgeous! looks very delicious

♥Aps♥ said...

I always Love it :)

♥Aps♥ said...

I always Love it :) said...

Creamy, Curry and Cashew. Wheres the rice, I love this

Asiya Baig said...

Great to have you back! I hope the exams went well. This curry looks so creamy and yummy!

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