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Top 10 Delicious Cashew Nut Recipes
Last Updated : Jun 21,2017
GO NUTS ABOUT CASHEWS !
10 Delicious Cashew Nut Recipes
Across the world people are waking up to the goodness of nuts; not only are they good to eat, they have a multitude of health benefits. Cashew nuts in particular are loaded with nutrients, and make a good addition to meals.
Freely available, the kidney-shaped nuts have a unique taste, and multifarious uses in the kitchen. Whether roasted, salted, sugared or covered in chocolate, the cashew nut, often used as a flavourful complement to appetisers, main dishes and deserts, packs a mix of nutrients and minerals not found in many common foods.
Though these nuts have a relatively high fat content, they are considered to be ‘good-fat’ because they contain ‘good’ or heart-protective monounsaturated fat. In fact, cashew nuts are lower in fat than almonds, walnuts, and peanuts. Cashew nuts are good sources of protein, mineral salt, iron and fibre. They also contain significant amounts of phytochemicals with antioxidant properties that protect the body from cancer and heart disease. The leaves from the cashew tree can provide vitamin C, calcium and iron.
Cashews are available in various forms: broken, shopped, paste, crushed, fried, powdered, and toasted. It is advisable to store cashews in an airtight container in a cool, dry place to avoid absorption of other food odours. While cashews will not last long at room temperature, they can last up to six months if refrigerated. Cashews may also be frozen up to one year. Because of their high fat content, they should be stored tightly wrapped in the refrigerator to retard rancidity. As with most nuts, roasting cashews brings out their nutty flavour.
Try a good dessert for kids tiffin. Kaju Kopra Sheera, just got more tastier with the use of coconut-cashewnut combo rather than the usual wheat flour or rava sheera.
Top 10 Delicious Cashew Nut Recipes
Cashews in and out make this dish the super awesome treat that it is. Perfect for cashew lovers, the Kaju Mutter Masala features crispy cashews and soft green peas in a creamy, tangy, masaledar gravy.
The gravy is quite rich, made of cashews, tomatoes, fresh cream and spice powders. While this recipe has a dash of ginger and garlic for added flavour, these two ingredients can be skipped to make a Jain-friendly version of this tasty dish.
Also do try other sabzis with green peas like Mutter Paneer Butter Masala
, Mushroom Mutter Makhani
and Palak Mutter
The richness of this recipe resonates on your palate and in your memory long after you are done with the meal!
With a creamy tomato-onion gravy as the base, this luxuriant curry features an exciting mix of ingredients such as mushrooms and lotus seeds.
A generous dose of sautéed cashewnuts adds a nice crunch and flavour to the curry, making it a really special dish to place on the table. Relish the Cashew, Mushroom and Makhana Curry hot and fresh with naan or roti.
Try other delicious recipes like the Khoya Makhana
and the Stuffed Veg Mushrooms with Paneer
Both tendli and cashewnuts are favourites along the south-western coastal regions of india, especially in mangalore. Tendli cashewnut is an interesting subzi that combines both. Simply flavoured with just a seasoning of mustard seeds and red chillies, this recipe ensures that all the focus is on the tender veggie.
"pasanda" means every one's favourite. So as the name suggests this paneer delicacy is adored by everyone who tastes it. The various pastes used to make this dish add their own distinct flavours which combine to form a flavour like none other. Using ghee in the dish instead of oil can further enhance the flavour though making it a little high in calories. Despite the fact that this recipe calls for extra effort, it is my favourite because the rich gravy wins me praise every time i make it!
It may sound odd and rather lavish to use cashews as a main ingredient in gravies, but because of the abundance of cashews in the region, cashew curry is a popular and common recipe in each malvani household!
Also do try other curries using cashew like Cashew, Mushroom and Makhana Curry
or Drumstick and Cashew Curry
Makhani Paneer, as the name suggests is an ever-popular dish of succulent cottage cheese served in a buttery gravy.
A paste of cashews, onions, tomatoes and other ingredients gives the makhani gravy its classic flavour, while ingredients like cream, curds and butter give it the creamy mouth-feel.
We have used a dash of tomato ketchup to easily get an awesome aroma, taste and attractive hue. Dried fenugreek leaves are a must, to give the gravy a super duper aroma boost!
Enjoy the Makhani Paneer hot and fresh with rotis
off the tava. You can also try other paneer based subzis like Paneer Pasanda
and Paneer Methi Chaman
Paneer has been one of the favorites with the Royal families of India for centuries. Creamy paneer made from thick milk can be a part of nearly any vegetarian preparation.
This recipe is as delicious as it is simple to prepare. Loads of mava or reduced milk and Cashewnuts are used, giving the gravy a lovely richness. A blend of subtle spices is used that make this mouth-watering white gravy absolutely irresistible!
Serve with Tandoori Roti
, Punjabi Reshmi Paratha
Kaju kopra sheera, just got more tastier with the use of coconut-cashewnut combo rather than the usual wheat flour or rava sheera. Set this yummy sheera on a thali and cut into interesting shapes…pack with another big snack and keep the energy levels going.
Soothing green peas and vibrant red tomatoes, what a striking combination that would be! Try this Matar Tamatar to discover the rich experience for yourself.
Cooked with classic spices and a creamy cashew paste, this is indeed a rich preparation fit to pamper your loved ones. Though a seemingly common addition to the curry, the onion-ginger paste plays an important role in enhancing the flavour and balancing the aroma of this dish.
When served with Parathas
and other dishes like Paneer Amritsari
, Dal Amritsari
, Aam aur Chane ka Achaar
, Boondi and Pomegranate Raita
and Sweet Punjabi Lassi
it makes a hearty meal.
Kovalam Matar is a semi-dry and semi-spicy subzi of green peas and tomatoes cooked with spice powders and a cashew paste.
It is quite easy and quick to prepare and makes use of everyday ingredients, yet it has a rich and exotic feel because of the cashew-coconut paste and the juiciness of green peas.
A garnish of coriander gives a fresh burst of flavour to this green peas subzi making it a delight to savour.
Love green peas, then also do try other variations like Green Peas and Mint Soup
, Green Peas Kheer
, Green Peas Pancake
, Green Peas Waffles
and Green Peas Sandwich
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