Friday, April 24, 2009

Kaju Maluwa (Cashew Nut Curry)

This is a very famous dish in Sri Lanka, specially in occasions like weddings & arms-giving ceremonies.
I love cashew nut curry very much and have been tried it for so many times.
so I decided to share the recipe with you also who love The Kaju Maluwa just like me.
Hope you will like this recipe.
Try it by your self....
Good Luck!!! :-)



INGREDIENTS:
200g cashew nuts
1 medium onion – sliced
3 – 4 tablespoons garlic – finely chopped
2 tablespoons ginger – finely chopped
3 tablespoons black pepper powder
2 – 3 tablespoons Sri Lankan roasted curry powder
½ teaspoon turmeric
2 cups coconut milk
4 – 5 tablespoons oil
5 – 6 curry leaves
Salt to taste

DIRECTIONS:
Wash the cashew nuts and soak it for overnight.
Then drain the water and place it in a medium size bowl.
Now mix all the spices with cashews (black pepper, turmeric, salt, Sri Lankan roasted curry powder) and keep it aside.
Heat the oil in a medium saucepan, in medium heat.
Then add curry leaves, chopped garlic & ginger, and fry it for 1 minute, then add onions and fry it nearly 5 minutes.
When onions are ready, add the cashew mixture, and mix it well with onions.
Keep it on heat nearly 5- 10 minutes.
Then add coconut milk and cook it till you get little bit gravy.
Taste for salt.

SERVING:
You can have cashew nut curry with any kind of rice, noodles or any dish you like.

NOTE:
1. If you forget or you don’t like to soak the cashews overnight, just boil it with water, till cashews get soft.
2. If you are using a spoon to stir the curry, remember not to break the cashews. OR just shake the saucepan when you want to stir the curry. (That’s my way :-)

ENJOY!!!

10 comments:

Wow... this looks great.. .a nut curry. I can't wait to try this.

Making this now... just finished making the Roasted Curry Powder and soaking the cashews... interesting how they get soft and taste almost like a vegatable.

you are giving great advices also good girl!
you are correct.

Akki do you have recipe for green peas and cadju curry....if so pls post the recipe

from Finland: Thanks! Taste great :)

Lets give a try. Have some visitors today, need something special. Found this, will enjoy.

Thanx

=="shani said...Akki do you have recipe for green peas and cadju curry....if so pls post the recipe"==

Shani: Try adding green peas to this kadju curry at the end, say about 5 minutes before you are done cooking, or 10 minutes before if you like them really mushy. I don't think there is a special recipe for it or for adding vegetables to kadju curry, same recipe, just add mixed vegetables or peas or both. I like mine only kadju though :)

also works with a fairly light curry , the cashews have a naturally creamy taste and is heightened by the gravy, just the way I've always experienced it in SL, thanks for the recipe anyhow.

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