Cashew is one dry fruit that is heavily used in Indian cooking. Some recipes require the use of cashew paste to make them creamy and luscious while other recipes use it to add a nutty crunch to the final dish. But rarely have we seen a dish that has cashew as its key ingredient. Why not give cashew the attention it deserves by making a dish out of it?! Let us introduce you to kaju masala! Fried cashews are bathed in creamy and tangy gravy made of tomatoes and cashews to give this masaledaar gravy. This decadent gravy shall satisfy your cravings for something decadent, lavish and delicious.
Kaju masala is quite the popular gravy in dhabas! Often served with tandoori naan or buttery kulcha, this masaledaar and creamy gravy just melt in the mouth. All you need is cashew nuts, tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste and basic Indian seasoning and you can make this creamy gravy at home.
Kaju Masala Recipe: How To Make Dhaba-Style Kaju Masala Curry
First, you will need to prepare the ingredients. Saute one cup of cashew in butter till they are golden and keep this aside. Saute bay leaf and tomatoes in butter. Once the tomatoes are mushy, discard the bay leaf and grind the tomatoes to a puree. Grind 18-20 cashews into fine powder.
Next, fry the ginger-garlic paste in butter till the aroma goes away. Add the cashew powder and roast it till the powder is golden. Add the tomato puree, chilli powder, water and green chillies. Let the curry cook for a while. Add the fried cashew nuts and season with salt. Finish up the gravy by adding garam masala, cream and crushed kasuri methi. The kaju masala curry is ready!
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Sounds delicious, doesn't it?! Make this dhaba-style kaju masala curry and impress your family with your culinary skills. Do tell us in the comments section how you liked it.