Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Khaju Korma/Cashew Korma/Cashew in Red Gravy

Khaju Korma/Cashew Korma/Cashew in Red Gravy

 When I hubby came back from Goa he got a big bag of Cashews. Usually whenever I have lots of Cashew I usually make Cashew Barfi or Halwa. However, my microwave is not working so I was in no mood to cook Cashew in Stove top.

So I decided to make this recipe. Believe me, I have made this in White Gravy and had,however the cashew in Red Gravy is amazing.


Khaju/Cashew - 1 Big handful
Poppy Seeds - 1/2 Teaspoon. 
Onion - 1 Big (Finely Chopped)
Tomato Purée - From 1 Big Tomato
Dry Fenugreek Leaves/Kasoori Methi - 1/2 Teaspoon
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 Teaspoon
Chilly Powder - 1 Tablespoon
Turmeric - 1/2 Teaspoon
Garam Masala - 1/2 Teaspoon
Corinder Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin Powder -1/2 Teaspoon
Oil and Salt - As required


In a kadai, heat a tablespoon of oil and add the onion and fry them till they become transparent.

Add the tomato Purée to the onions in the kadai and sauté well.To this add the ginger Garlic paste and sauté well.

To this add all the dry masala powders (Chilly powder,Corinader powder,turmeric,garam masala,Cumin Powder) and cook them well. 

Now add the Poppy seed-Cashew-onion paste (See Notes) and sauté well till the raw flavour is gone.

Crush the Methi Leaves/Kasoori methi and add it to the mixture.

Then add some water and bring to boil and keep it aside.

Just 5 minutes before serving bring the mixture to boil, add the cashew and cook for a minute or 2 and serve. 


  • For the Cashew Paste:

Remove a tablespoon of fried onion in a mixer. 

Dry roast the Poppy seeds. Be careful while doing this as it may burn quickly.

In a mixer, add the fried onion,roasted poppy seeds and 4-5 cashews and grind into a smooth paste.

  • The paste will make the Gravy quite thick, so If you plan to have the gravy little later after cooking, make it slightly watery than you want it to be.
  • Grinding the Poppy seeds is tricky. So either Dry roast them or soak them in water for sometime. While grinding first grind them and then add the cashew and then the onion. If you add everything together grinding the Poppy seeds would be impossible. 


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