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Recipe of the Month – Kaju Butter Masala

Written by Editor LU

Kaju Butter Masala

Ingredients:-

Cashew Nuts / Kaju – 1 Cup
Ghee Or Oil – 1 Tbsp
Whole Spices:
Bay Leaf – 1
Cloves – 4
Cinnamon Stick – 1 Inch
Dried Red Chili – 1
Star Anise – 1
Black Cardamom – 1
Peppercorns / Kali Mirch – 4

For Gravy:

Oil – 2 Tbsp
Boiled Onion Paste – 1/2 Cup
Ginger-Garlic Paste – 2 Tbsp
Freshly Pureed Tomatoes – 1 Cup
Ginger Chopped Roughly – ½ Inch
Green Chilies Chopped Roughly – 2 Small
Kitchen King Masala – 1 Tbsp
Red Chili Powder – 1 Tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 Tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 Tsp
Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 Tsp
Ground Cashew – 4 Tbsp
Water – 1/2 Cup Or More If Required\
Salt To Taste
Sugar – 1 Tsp
Ghee – 1 Tsp
Crushed Kasoori Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves) – 1 ½ Tbsp
Cashew Cream Or Fresh Cream – ¼ Cup + 1 Tbsp For Garnish (You Can
Also Use Fresh Milk Cram Aka ‘Malai’)
Cilantro / Coriander Leaves, Chopped – 1 Tbsp

Method:

1. Now in the same pan, add 2 tbsp oil or ghee. 2. Once the oil is hot enough, add bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon stick, dried red chili, star anise, black cardamom, peppercorns and sauté for few seconds. 3. Then add ginger garlic paste and sauté for a minute. 4. Add onion paste and stir well. 5. Saute till onion paste is golden in color. This would take about 6-7 minutes. 6. Add tomato puree and Stir well. Cook covered for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally. 7. Add red chili powder, kitchen king masala, coriander powder, turmeric powder and ground cashews and stir well. 8. Let them cook for 2 minutes. 9. Add water and stir well. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. 10. Add in Kasuri methi, salt, sugar, garam masala powder, roasted cashews and mix well. 11. Add more water if needed and cook covered again for 5 minutes. 12. Add cashew cream or milk cream and stir well. 13. Cook for another minute and remove from heat. Add ghee and stir well. 14. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with coriander, cream, and cashews.
15. Serve hot with naan or paratha.

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