A bowl full of cashew nuts, toasted with ghee and just enough masala to satisfy that Indian soul of yours, this recipe of Spicy Masala Kaju or spiced roasted cashew nuts is a keeper. Here is how to make Masala Kaju or Masala Cashew.
While we Indians are committed to our masalas, we wouldn’t mind treating ourselves royally once in a while. This recipe of the Spicy Masala Kaju serves exactly that purpose. A bowl full of cashew nuts, a generous serving of ghee and just enough masala to satisfy that Indian soul of yours, this dish will take you back to those dining halls where kings feasted.
This recipe of Spicy Masala Kaju or roasted cashew nuts is perfect to make for Indian festivals as well. You can make these in bulk and store in an airtight container for up to 15 days. These are good for kids as well. Full of protein, give a handful of these to your growing kids as their after school snacks and see them happy and well fed.
Instead of roasting the kaju, you can also fry them in ghee if you wish to.
If you’re worried about the complexity of the dish, these kaju fry can be put together in a jiffy. It hardly involves any special efforts and is ideal even for late night snacking.
Homemade Chaat Masala gives these spicy masala kaju an edge.
If you have an air fryer at home. you can airfry them and reduce the amount a ghee a lot making them healthier. And while we’re thinking of the mouthwatering cashews, why not give the Potato and Cashew Roast a try?
Variation of Masala Kaju
There are other ways too in which you can make masala kaju.
Besan Masala Kaju – Mix 1/4 cup besan, 2 tbsp rice flour, 1/4 tsp hing, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp chaat masala and salt to taste. Add 1 cup cashew nuts and 2 tbsp of water. Now drop the besan coated cashews in hot oil and fry until browned.
Pepper Masala Kaju – Deep fry the cashew nuts in oil until browned. Drain on a plate. Add some ghee and mix well. Add pepper powder, red chilli powder, salt to taste, garam masala powder and mix everything well.
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A bowl full of cashew nuts, toasted with ghee and just enough masala to satisfy that Indian soul of yours, this recipe of Spicy Masala Kaju is a keeper.
- 400 g Cashew Nuts Whole
- 3 tbsp Ghee
- 20-25 Curry Leaves
- Salt to taste
- 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
- 2 tsp Chaat Masala Powder
Heat ghee in a pan.
Add curry leaves and fry until they are crisp.
Remove them on a plate.
Add cashew nuts in the same ghee and roast on low heat until browned.
Add curry leaves, salt, red chilli powder and chaat masala to the cashew nuts and mix well.
Cool the mixture and store in an air tight container.
How to make Masala Kaju in Air Fryer
- Cashewnuts - 250 g
- Ghee - 1 tsp
- Coriander powder - 1 tsp
- Red chili powder - 1 tsp
- Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
- Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
- Black salt - 1 tsp
- Salt - 1/2 tsp
- Dry mango powder - 2 tsp
- Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Line the cashew nuts in the basket of the air fryer in a single layer.
- Set the Air Fryer temperature at 120 degrees C and air fry for 10 - 15 minutes, until crispy and golden brown.
- Remove the cashew nuts from the basket and let them cool.
- Store in an airtight container for upto 2 weeks.
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