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Raw Cashew Nut Curry


raw cashew curry

Raw Cashew Nut Curry

An easy to prepare vegetarian curried dish made of raw tender cashew nuts.  Lovely tender cashews in a tasty thick gravy. Raw Cashews are wonderful in curries but if you can not get your hands on them, use dried cashew nuts instead.

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raw cashew curry recipe

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Recipe Name: Raw Cashew Nut Curry
Recipe Type: Curry / Vegetarian
Author: Shana c/o Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 10
Cook time: 15 min
Total time: 
Yield: 6 servings

Raw Cashew Nut Curry


  • 200 gms raw cashewnuts
  • 2 onions, finely sliced
  • 3 small green chillies, left whole or 1 long green chili chopped
  • 1 handful of curry leaves
  • ½ cup fresh grated coconut
  • 1 tsp garam masala –see my garam masala recipe

Marinade Ingredients:

  • 3 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp or more salt (to taste)
  • 1 knob of ginger
  • 5 shallots
  •  ½ tsp oil
  • 1 cup water

 For tempering:

  • 2 shallots sliced
  • 1 dry chill cut into two
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 Tbsp oil


  • Add the raw cashew nuts into a bowl of hot water. Allow to soak briefly. Then peel, rinse  and drain.
  • Pat dry the cashew nuts and dry roast them till they are just slightly golden.
  • add coconut paste add raw cashews to pan lightly toast the raw cashews
  • Crush the ginger and shallots for the marinade to a paste.
  • Add this and the cashews to a bowl along with the remaining ‘Marinade Ingredients’.
  • to marinate the raw cashews
  • Rub well and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  • marinated raw cahsews
  • Add the grated coconut to a pan and ‘dry roast’ till the coconut is just turning light gold in color.
  • toast the raw coconut till light golden
  • Grind to a paste, as smooth as possible with a few spoons of water.
  • add to mixer grind smoothly
  • Heat oil in a pan and saute the sliced onion till just turning golden.
  • saute onions onion golden
  • Add the marinated cashews, curry leaves and green chili.
  • add marinated cashews
  • Cook, stirring briefly till aromatic.
  • Add water. Taste and add salt if needed.
  • add water and boil
  • Bring to boil. Cover and reduce the heat. Simmer till the cashews are cooked tender.
  • boil covered
  • Add the coconut paste and garam masala now. Bring back to a simmer and turn off the heat. Keep covered.
  • add coconut paste till thick
  • Heat oil for tempering. Crack mustard seeds. Add dried chili and curry leaves. Pour over the curry.
  • Keep covered for 10 minutes before serving.


Raw Cashew Nut Curry

Do not add more water. This curry should  have a thick gravy.

Key Ingredients: Raw Cashews, Spices, Coconut, Onion Ginger, Shallots, Green Chili, Curry Leaves, Oil, Mustard seeds, Dried Chili

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