Kaju Masala Recipe

Ingredients

1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter

2/3 rd cup cashew / kaju, whole

2 tsp oil

1 tsp jeera / cumin

1 inch cinnamon stick

½ onion, finely chopped

1 bay leaf / tej patta

½ tsp turmeric / haldi

1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder

½ tsp coriander powder

½ tsp salt, or to taste

1 cup water

¼ cup cream / malai

½ tsp garam masala

1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves, crushed

1 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped

FOR ONION TOMATO PASTE:

1 tsp oil

1 onion, finely chopped

3 large tomato, finely chopped

1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

Preparation

1.Firstly, heat a tsp of oil and add 1 tsp jeera, 1 inch cinnamon stick and 1 bay leaf. saute till they turn aromatic.Further add ½ onion and saute well.Add in prepared tomato onion paste and saute till the paste thickens.

2.Keeping the flame on low, add ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp red chilli powder, ½ tsp coriander powder and ½ tsp salt.Saute on low flame for a minute.Now add 1 cup water and ¼ cup cream.Stir continuously till the cream completely combines well.

3.Further add roasted cashews and stir well.Cover and simmer for 5 minutes or till the gravy thickens slightly.Add in ½ tsp garam masala, 1 tsp kasuri methi and 1 tbsp coriander leaves.Finally, serve kaju masala or cashew curry with roti or chapathi.