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Kaju Maluwa (Cashew Curry)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Kaju maluwa (cashew curry) is a traditional Sri Lankan recipe that is prepared with soaked cashew nuts cooked in coconut milk with various aromatic spices and herbs.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Sri Lankan, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Betty Davies
  • 8 oz. cashew nuts
  • 1 onion , finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 2 green hot peppers , chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds , roasted , ground
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds , roasted , ground
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • 4 pods cardamom
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons clarified butter (ghee)
  1. Soak the cashew nuts in a bowl of water for at least 1 hour. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a pot, heat the ghee over high heat. Then, add the onion, garlic, curry leaves, hot peppers, and stir.
  3. After 5 minutes, add the cumin, fennel, turmeric, chilli powder, curry powder, cardamom and the cinnamon stick. Lower to medium heat and stir until spices are lightly roasted, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the drained cashew nuts and stir.
  5. Add the coconut milk, bring to a boil and simmer until the sauce has thickened and reduced, about 15 minutes.
  6. Add the coconut cream, bring to a boil and continue simmering for about 5 minutes. Season to taste.
  7. Serve hot with warm white rice.