Kaju Curry Recipe

Indulge in the Flavorful Delight

The origins of Kaju Curry can be traced back to the Mughal era in India, where cashew nuts were used to create a rich and flavorful vegetarian dish.

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Kaju Curry Recipe

When it comes to Indian cuisine, the rich and diverse flavors are hard to resist. From aromatic spices to creamy curries, each dish is a culinary masterpiece. One such delectable delight is Kaju Curry, a vegetarian curry that showcases the delightful combination of cashews and aromatic spices. Whether you are a vegetarian or simply want to explore the flavors of India, this Kaju Curry recipe is a must-try for you and your loved one. Get ready to embark on a flavorful journey for two!

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Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 18 mins Total Time 33 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 2 Calories: 447 Kcal Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


For the Cashew Paste:

For the Curry:


  1. Prepare the Cashew Paste:
    • Drain the soaked cashews and transfer them to a blender.
    • Add soaked poppy seeds (khus-khus) and milk to the blender.
    • Blend the mixture until you get a smooth paste. Set aside.
  2. Cook the Curry:
    • Heat ghee or oil in a pan over medium heat.
    • Add cumin seeds and let them crackle.
    • Add the chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
    • Add ginger paste and garlic paste. Sauté for a minute until the raw smell disappears.
    • Add the tomato puree and cook until the oil separates from the mixture.
    • Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and salt. Mix well and cook for another minute.
  3. Add Cashew Paste:
    • Lower the heat and add the prepared cashew paste to the pan.
    • Stir well to combine the paste with the spices and cook for a few minutes.
    • Adjust the consistency by adding water if needed. Simmer for 5-7 minutes on low heat.
  4. Finish the Curry:
    • Add fresh cream to the curry and stir gently until well incorporated.
    • Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to blend.
    • Turn off the heat and garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  5. Serving:
    • Serve the delicious Kaju Curry hot with steamed basmati rice or naan bread.
    • You can also pair it with roti or paratha for a wholesome meal.
    • Add a side of cucumber and onion salad or raita for a refreshing contrast
  6. Conclusion:

    The Kaju Curry recipe offers a delightful blend of creamy cashews and aromatic spices, creating a dish that is both indulgent and comforting. With its rich flavors and smooth texture, this vegetarian curry is sure to impress even the most discerning taste buds. Whether you're looking for a special dinner for two or simply want to explore the vibrant flavors of Indian cuisine, give this Kaju Curry recipe a try and embark on a culinary adventure that will leave you craving for more. Enjoy the delightful symphony of flavors and create a memorable dining experience for you and your loved one!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Cup

Amount Per Serving
Calories 447kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g50%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Sodium 470mg20%
Potassium 657mg19%
Total Carbohydrate 27g9%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Sugars 5g
Protein 21g42%

* * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Hi, I am Madhavi, a culinary enthusiast and the creative mind behind Madhavicooks, an inspiring cooking blog that takes you on a delightful journey through the flavors and aromas of the culinary world.

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