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!!! :-)

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

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.

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

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 :-)



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

  2. 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.

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

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

  5. from Finland: Thanks! Taste great :)

  6. keka rooooooooo

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


  8. =="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 :)

  9. 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.

  10. Can we cook Jumbo peanuts in the same way? Thought of trying it.

  11. How may people can 200g serve


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