Cashew Potato Masala


This is a simple Aloo-Kaju masala that will go with Puri or Pulav.  It can be a great addition to your party buffet.  Its vegan and looks spectacular and tasty.  I am sure you will enjoy making it.

Ingredients ( for 4 pax )
Potatoes 2 medium
Cashew nuts 2 tbsp
Fresh Green Peas (optional) 2 tablespoon
Red chilli powder ½ tsp
Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Cumin powder ½ tsp
Lime ½
Onions 2
Green chillies (optional) 2
Ginger 1 inch
Garlic 4 cloves
Coconut Milk ½ cup
Oil 2 tbsp
Curry leaves (optional) 1 sprig
Mustard seeds ½ tsp
Salt To taste

Method :

  1. Soak cashew nuts in hot water, preferably for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Peel and dice the potatoes.
  3. Boil cashew nuts, potatoes with diluted coconut milk till potatoes are half done.
  4. In a bowl make a paste of red chillies, coriander, turmeric and ground cumin.
  5. Blend onions,slit green chillies, ginger and garlic.
  6. Heat the oil. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Immediately add the onion paste.
  7. Add ground spices paste and Cook on LOW HEAT till the sauce is uniform and oil separates.  (approximately 5-8 minutes)
  8. Add cooked potatoes and cashew, add salt. saute for 2-3 minutes to brown the ingredients.  The process will leave a darkish color to the dish.
  9. Add fresh peas then add coconut milk and simmer for 5 minutes, till you achieve a creamy gravy. check for seasoning, check potatoes are completely done.
  10. Garnish with chopped fresh corriander and remove.

Serve with Vegetable Pulav rice

N.B. Instead of potatoes, mushrooms may be used.

Instead of coconut milk, regular milk can be used to

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Melanie says:

    This looks wonderful! I’m going to try this recipe soon 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Payal Biyani says:

      Thank you Melanie.


  2. Ramyarecipes says:

    Delicious Kadai 👌

    Liked by 1 person

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