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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.

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Roasted Cashew Nuts, Healthy Roasted Kaju
Recipe# 42662
28 Nov 18

 by Tarla Dalal
If you’re nuts about nuts like most foodies are, then this snack is just right for. Something that you can munch on without much guilt, the Roasted Cashew Nuts is made by baking the cashews coated with lemon juice and spices. Its vibrant flavour is sure to add more zeal to your day! You can perk ....
Methi Mutter Malai, Punjabi Methi Matar Malai Recipe
Recipe# 275
11 Apr 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Methi and mutter are a super-hit combination as their flavours complement each other well. Add to this a fragrant masala paste, an even more zestful freshly-ground dry masala, tangy tomato pulp and all, and you have an irresistible Methi Mutter Malai on the table. Had accompained with
Paneer Makhani Recipe
Recipe# 1494
11 Mar 19

 by Tarla Dalal
A favourite with most people while eating out at any Punjabi restaurant! paneer makhani as the name suggests is a very rich subzi from the lap of Punjab. It uses one of Punjabi cuisines most ....
Mutter Paneer Butter Masala
Recipe# 4322
16 May 13

 
by Tarla Dalal
Peas and cottage cheese are a made-for-each other duo, whatever be the style of preparation. A seemingly elaborate but actually easy recipe, Mutter Paneer Butter Masala is an ideal accompaniment for rotis and rice too. A masala paste sautéed in butter is further perked up with spice powders, tangy t ....
Dum Aloo Banarasi
Recipe# 4313
16 May 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Dum means cooking in steam. Dum cooking brings the oil or ghee, used for the preparation, to the top of the dish thus improving its appearance. This Dum Aloo preparation uses baby potatoes which are easier to cook. You may however, use medium sized potatoes, each cut into 2, if you do not find baby ....
Dal Dhokli ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 578
23 Nov 14

 
by Tarla Dalal
Dal dhokli is a sunday morning delight in most traditional gujarati households! a perfect combination of spiced whole wheat flour dhoklis simmered in Gujarati dal, this can be classified as a sumptuous one-dish meal, but you could also serve it with rice to make it all the more tasty and wholesome. ....
Rava Idli ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 4883
26 Feb 19

 
by Tarla Dalal
Soft and spongy rava idlis can be made in a jiffy for a quick and satiating breakfast.
Dum Aloo, Popular Restaurant Style Punjabi Dum Aloo Recipe
Recipe# 33534
16 Apr 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Dum aloo is one vegetable which is loved by one and all, it is rich, creamy and spicy all in one. . . Serve it hot with Chapatis or Cooked Rice to make a homely and satisfying meal.
Basundi ( Gujarati Recipe) Recipe - How To Make Basundi
Recipe# 633
30 Dec 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Gujarati basundi is a rich and delicious Gujarati mishtan of thickened milk, very similar to the North Indian rabdi, it is basically just boiling the milk in a thick bottomed pan till ....
Rice Kheer
Recipe# 2040
07 Feb 19

 by Tarla Dalal
With the onset of the festive season, every other day there is a reason to prepare something sweet and tempting! Of the many Indian sweets, kheer is one of the most popular offerings to God. There are innumerable varieties of kheer, and one or ....
Paneer in White Gravy
Recipe# 61
05 Jun 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Deliciously soft paneer in a rich and luscious gravy, which is sure to make your main course very, very special. The gravy features a rich onion-cashew paste, perked up with a special powder and whole spices. The red chillies and coriander seeds are powdered coarsely using a mortar-pestle, whi ....
Burmese Khowsuey
Recipe# 4953
20 Mar 10

 by Tarla Dalal
This one-dish meal is sure to strike every single of your taste buds with its vibrant flavour! The Burmese Khowsuey features layers of noodles, a vegetable curry made with coconut milk and an elaborate masala of spices, coconut and cashew nuts, and an elaborate garnish of fried onions, garlic, vaal ....
Basic Dum Aloo Gravy, Punjabi Restaurant Style Dum Aloo Recipe
Recipe# 33511
21 Oct 12

 by Tarla Dalal
Dum Aloo gets its characteristic flavour and texture from the intensely-flavoured gravy that the potatoes are cooked in. The gravy gets its deep flavour and luscious texture from a paste of onions and spices, cooked along with tomato pulp and fresh cream. You can make a batch of Basic Du ....
Butterscotch Ice Cream
Recipe# 3980
20 Aug 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Yes, here were tell you how to make the ever-popular Butterscotch Ice-Cream! Loved by kids and adults alike, this rich ice-cream has a mellow flavour balanced wonderfully by the sweet crunch of the crushed praline. The praline, made with cashews and sugar, gives a delectable texture and rich flavour ....
Crispy Karela
Recipe# 4332
16 May 13

 by Tarla Dalal
The pleasant sweetness of jaggery and the enticing charm of poppy seeds and cashewnuts tone down the bitterness of bitter gourd to an extremely enjoyable level, in this special dry subzi. Sweet, with a dash of spice, this unique subzi tastes really awesome, but what is even more special than the ....
Dum Aloo
Recipe# 30957
17 Apr 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Every culture has it's own version of the dum aloo. However dum aloo is by far the tastiest and richest of them all! the potatoes are stuffed with a rich filling of khoya, cashewnuts raisins and green chillies and then deep-fried in ghee. You could substitute the ghee for oil while deep-frying or ev ....
Potato Koftas in Makhani Gravy
Recipe# 31033
05 Jun 09

 
by Tarla Dalal
Yummy, crispy cheese and potato kofta in creamy red gravy. With a plethora of spices and a generous dose of milk, honey and cream, this is no ordinary gravy!
Dahi Bhindi (  Kerala Style )
Recipe# 267
23 Sep 13

 
by Tarla Dalal
A kerala-style preparation of bhindi, with an aromatic seasoning, and the added flavour of tomatoes and onions. Churned curds form the base for the dahi bhindi, giving it a tangy yet light mouth-feel. It goes great with puris.
Quick Rava Idli ( South Indian Recipes)
Recipe# 32608
25 Feb 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Well, you love Idlis, but what if you have no batter on hand? Here is a quick and equally tasty (in fact, spicier!) version of idlis made with semolina. Since the batter requires no fermentation, this recipe is a quick-fix! For extra ....
Sooji Idli ( Suji Idli)
Recipe# 1384
22 Mar 19

 
by Tarla Dalal
Feeling like having Idlis for breakfast, but have not prepared and fermented the batter? Not to worry! Try this Sooji Idli, which is sure to please you with its soft and fluffy texture and interesting flavour. The addition of ....
Malai Kofta
Recipe# 2174
26 Mar 19

 by Tarla Dalal
With Malai Kofta, it is always celebration time! This is one dish which nobody will get bored of even if it is served at every party. The koftas themselves are so tasty that they can easily be served as a snack along with tea. You could microwave or shallow fry the koftas if you want to avoid de ....
Rava Dosa, How To Make Rava Dosa
Recipe# 32837
16 Jan 19

 
by Tarla Dalal
An easy to make counterpart of the traditional dosa ! These crisp dosas are made with a batter of semolina and buttermilk. Since the batter does not have to be fermented for long, this is an ideal dish to serve the sudden guest! Also try other
Fresh Mushroom Curry
Recipe# 279
23 Sep 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Fresh mushroom curry is a very indian way of cooking mushrooms. Fresh coriander and boiled onion paste make this gravy very flavoursome, totally overriding the blandness of mushrooms. Remember to soak the mushrooms in hot water for two minutes—this not only softens them, but also helps clean them th ....
Navratna Korma, Veg Navratan Korma
Recipe# 2407
08 Apr 19

 
by Tarla Dalal
You’ll find it in a restaurant menu in London, in a wedding feast in Chennai, or a weekend dinner in New Delhi. That’s how popular this rich, semi-sweet vegetable dish is. Navratna Korma features a delectable assortment of vegetables and fruits in an intense gravy burgeoning with cashew paste ....
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