Kaju Curry or Cashewnut Curry


Once in a while you need to pamper yourself with tasty, fatty dairy products. If you cook them and use in a curry some amount of calories are reduced. Even the growing children need some fats and carbohydrates since they burn them out more than they consume. So I prefer to make Kaju Curry or Cashewnut curry whose recipe is quite simple. Its ingredients are also easily available in the kitchen and so you need not go hunting for them. Use fresh cream to avoid bitterness in the curry. I suggest you split the cashews and remove the small piece which is in the tip centre. That is said to be containing lot of Pitha which is not good for health. Keep all the items ready and in one pan fry (say 10 minutes) you can finish this Malai-Kaju curry.

Malai Kaju Curry
Malai Kaju Curry

Ingredients for Kaju Curry or Cashewnut Curry or Malai-Kaju Curry :

  • Malai (Fresh Cream) – 4 Tbsp
  • Ghee / Clarified Butter – 2 tsp
  • Chopped onion – 1
  • Tomato – 2 medium sized
  • Chopped Green Chillies – 2
  • Ginger – 1 small piece
  • Cashew nuts – 15
  • Red Chilly Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 2 pinch
  • Chopped Coriander leaves
  • Salt

Preparation Time : 20 min

How To Make Kaju Curry / Cashewnut Curry :

  1. The whole preparation can be completed in a frying pan.
  2. Pour ghee into the pan and heat the same. Add chopped onions, turmeric powder and fry till onion turns slightly golden in color. Then add green Chillies, Ginger to pan and continue frying.
  3. Once the Chillies are done, add chopped Tomatoes to the preparation and fry till the tomatoes become smooth.
  4. Finally add Salt, red Chilly powder, Garam Masala, Cashew nuts and Malai. Cook for 4-5 minutes in the pan. Ensure that you keep stirring while Malai curry is being cooked.
  5. Have this with Kulcha, Nan, Roti, Chapati etc. The dish looks great – reddish in color as seen above.

Note: Use fresh cream. If you use stocked cream the gravy may taste bitter.


  1. hey thanx alot…my mouth is just watering and want to try this as soon as possible…As my husband likes kaju curry alot

    • Seema – Kaju Curry is a little high on the calories involving Malai/Fresh cream, Ghee and Cashews. The oil or fat content you are noticing is the result of Malai being fried and the preparation will taste good unlike a regular oily preparation. Ghee quantity is quite less and it cannot contribute much to the fat content here. Hope this helps.

  2. hi,
    can i use the heavy whipping cream because i have no idea where can i find the fresh cream.
    pls reply back because iam eagerly waiting to make this curry.

  3. The bhaji turned out to be very good. As I live in Goa and could get green cashews (at the beginning of the season) I used them instead of the dry cashew. simple and easy to prepare but tastes very good.

    Thanks a lot for the recipe



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