Cashew Nut Curry


Curries are an integral & very important part of Indian cuisine, in fact in other countries India cuisine is thought to be just curry based. I know all curry dishes normally cooked across India but when I heard of this recipe from Celebrity Chef Hari Ghotra, it surely looked unique. This South Indian curry dish is made with cashew nuts and can well be called a gourmet dish.

Its very easy to cook at home and will surely surprise your family & friends who will also find it very interesting and then hold you as a winner, so try this!

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Cook Time             Total Time                  Yields

30 mins                     30 mins                  4 Serving


Cashew nuts – 250 grams

Coconut oil – 2 tablespoon

Onion – 1 large (finely chopped)

Curry leaves – 10

Green chilies – 2 (finely chopped)

Roasted cumin seeds – ½ teaspoon (ground)

Ground turmeric – ½ teaspoon

Chili powder – 1 teaspoon

Stick of cassia – 7 cms

Coconut milk – 300 ml

Coconut cream – 150 ml


  • Soak the cashew nuts in a small bowl of water for an hour. Once softened, drain off the water and set to one side to dry off.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan once hot add the cumin, cinnamon stick and curry leaves.
  • Once the spices are aromatic add the onions and stir to cook for about 10 minutes.
  • As the onions begin to change color stir in the turmeric, salt, chilli powder, chilies and stir.
  • Add the drained cashew nuts and stir to combine.
  • Pour in the coconut milk and once it has heated through leave it to simmer and thickened and reduce.
  • Remove from heat and check the seasoning – adjust if required. Pour into a bowl to serve with some rice and top with a little extra coconut cream.

Note: Delicious cashew nut curry is ready, serve with hot chapatti, roti, naan or rice. Bon Apatite!

Happy Cooking!!

Recipe & Picture courtesy: Chef Hari Ghotra


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