Spicy Curried Cashew Recipes With Sweet Cashewnuts

By | March 17, 2009

Cooking Cashews With Garlic And Spicy Ingredients


  • Garlic salt – half teaspoon
  • Ground ginger – quarter teaspoon
  • Whole cashews – three cups
  • Nutmeg or allspice powder – one-eighth of a teaspoon
  • Frozen apple juice concentrate – two tablespoons (Thaw the concentrate and bring it to room temperature, prior to preparation)
  • Curry powder – two teaspoons
  • Margarine or butter – quarter cup
  • Hot pepper sauce – half teaspoon or Cayenne pepper – quarter teaspoon

Method Of Preparation:

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Put the butter in a flat sauce pan and allow it to melt, on a low flame. Clarified butter is a good substitute.
  3. Add the cashews and roast them till they are golden brown in color, which generally takes around five minutes.
  4. Place the cashews on a kitchen tissue, to remove the excess oil. Put them back in a shallow bowl.
  5. Mix the garlic salt, cayenne pepper, nutmeg or allspice, ground ginger and curry powder, in a separate bowl and keep aside. Ground cardamom and turmeric are optional.
  6. Add the apple juice concentrate and hot pepper sauce to the cashews. Apple juice gives your dish a slightly sweet flavor, so if you can adjust the amount of juice to suit your taste.
  7. Add this mixture to the cashews and mix them thoroughly so that the  nuts are coated evenly.
  8. Sprinkle the mixture of spice powders, and mix the ingredients thoroughly. Keep it aside for a few minutes so that the nuts soak in the sweet spicy flavor.
  9. Spread the nuts on a flat baking tray and bake it in the oven for about fifteen minutes.
  10. Allow it to cool and then store it in a sealed container.
  11. Curried cashews take around 25 minutes of preparation time. This recipe makes three servings of the snack.

Curried Cashews Health Benefits

  • Nuts have a high satiety value and are healthy, though the portion size is a matter of concern. Curried cashew is a high fat and high calorie recipe.
  • Store the mixture for not more than two weeks, as it may get a rancid flavor.
  • Each serving of curried cashew provides 1655 milligrams of sodium and 61 milligrams of cholesterol.
  • Total carbohydrate contribution is 50 grams per serving. About 6.3 grams of dietary fiber is also provided.
  • It is not recommended for individuals with cardiac problems, due to its high saturated fat content, around 27.7 grams.
  • About 25 percent of the daily value of potassium, of an individual is met by this recipe, as it provides 905 mg of potassium.
  • This recipe also contributes about 22 grams of protein per serving.