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Kaju - Makhana Lajawab Recipe

Kaju - Makhana Lajawab
How to make Kaju - Makhana Lajawab

A delightful dish with cashews, makhanas, coconut, water chestnuts and mild spices.

  • Total Cook Time 35 mins
  • Prep Time 05 mins
  • Cook Time 30 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

Ingredients of Kaju - Makhana Lajawab

  • 1/2 Cup Ghee
  • 1 Cup Lotus seeds or makhana
  • 1/2 Cup Cashew nuts
  • 2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Cup Cashew nuts (soaked in water)
  • 1/4 Cup Poppy seeds (soaked in water)
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Dessicated coconut
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1 Tbsp Rock salt
  • 7-8 Fresh water chestnuts or singhara
  • 2-3 Green chillies (slit)
  • 1/4 Cup Cream (to garnish)
  • To garnish Coriander leaves, chopped

How to Make Kaju - Makhana Lajawab

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Grind the soaked cashew nuts, poppy seeds, milk and the coconut to a paste.
Heat ghee in a heavy based pan and fry lotus seeds till they turn color slightly. Keep aside.
Now fry cashew nuts to slightly brown and keep aside.
Splutter cumin seeds in the same pan add the ground paste.
Saute over low heat, till the fat separates.
Add coriander powder and rock salt.
Add water chestnuts, fried cashews and lotus seeds.
Stir fry a few times and then add water.
Simmer for 3-4 minutes and serve hot garnished with cream and coriander leaves.

Key Ingredients: Ghee, Lotus seeds or makhana, Cashew nuts, Cumin seeds, Cashew nuts (soaked in water), Poppy seeds (soaked in water), Milk, Dessicated coconut, Coriander powder, Rock salt, Fresh water chestnuts or singhara, Green chillies (slit), Cream (to garnish), Coriander leaves

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