Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Masala Kaju ( Spicy Cashew-nuts)

Hi Friends ,
As Diwali is approaching, we all are busy in shopping, cleaning and decorating our houses. Diwali "festival of lights", we share our happiness in the form of gifts with our friends and relatives. 
Making something nutritious and fresh always double the happiness. So I tried something very common but came out very tasty.




Ingredients:
  • 150 gms whole cashew nuts
  • Salt acc.to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder 
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp mint powder* (optional)
  • 3 tbsp ghee for frying

Method:
  • Heat ghee in a  frying pan.
  • Add cashews, fry till light brown.
  • Drain them on an absorbent paper.
  • Sprinkle all other ingredients over the cashew-nuts.
  • Toss till masalas are well coated on cashew-nuts.
  • Store them in an airtight container once they cool down completely to room temperature. 

Note*: (I make mint powder at home by drying mint leaves, then grind them into fine powder. You can use it in raitas too.)



Sending this recipe to:

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20 comments:

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said...

love these msala cashews

Meena B said...

i m a nutter when it comes to kaju i just end up eating them by fistful and then starts my tummy troubles.. masala kaju mmmmm yummy total yummy

Suman Arthy said...

My fav cashews...

PT said...

wow.. masala cashew looks too gud..

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

very rich snacks... love it...

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks All ....

Nupur said...

Drying Mint leaves and powdering them is a idea to keep Shruti. I will bear that in mind next time, before throwing away that yellowing bunch of Mint leaves..

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Absolutely perfect masala kaju. Yummy crunchy lovely dear.

today's recipe:
http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.com/2012/10/red-lentil-fritters-masoor-daler-bora.html

ANU said...

very nice and yummy and healthy snack...
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Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks Nupur, Sanoli and Anu :-)
@ Nupur .... Make it and add it in raitas, chaats etc etc.... See the difference :-)

Vimitha Anand said...

Would love to have them with masala chaai... Looks crunchy n yum

Vimitha Anand said...

Would love to have them with masala chaai... Looks crunchy n yum

thoushaltcook said...

They are an absolute necessity for the festive season. They help one escape the mithai n sweets. :) Fabulous recipe. Thanks for linking

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks Vimitha and Pallavi :)

Chinnu said...

i love all your recipes shruti... yumm yumm...

Vardhini said...

My kids would gobble these up in no time :).

Vardhini
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Shanaya Sinner said...

O wow ! *Drroolllss* This Looks so so yummy Shruti :D
Your entire blog is yummy :P
xoxo <3

http://littlemisssinner.blogspot.in/

Pari Cash said...

Hi Dear, this is my favorite.
Why don't you send this to my second event and giveaway-GIVE ME SOME SNACKS

kanwar jis said...

Places where you can find Kaju sweet in Delhi/NCR. Here is serving Kaju Burfi in Delhi from kanwarjis sweets shop.You Want to Buy Desi Ghee sweets please for order now on kanwarjis.com

kanwar jis said...

Best Gulab Jamun in India- melt-in-the-mouth dessert! which is very popular in northern parts of India. A wonderful gift to someone who is as sweet as Gulab Jamun.