Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Microwave Chatpat masala Kaju(Cashewnuts)....

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As i was getting late to catch up to the deadline for the event MEC-Nuts hosted by Mythreyee, in the evening i googled for some quick recipes and i came across of this recipe from here and here which originally called on for a stove-top method,i thought of making it in a microwave and then immediately attacked the kitchen to prepare this.I modified the original recipe slightly by adding additional spices and made it compatible to my taste buds.Believe me the whole process was just finished in 5-6 mins.It was very easy and one can prepare in jiffy.

Ingredients:
1 Cup Cashew nuts
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
1/4 tsp Amchur powder(do not add much)
1/4 tsp Chaat masala
1/4 tsp salt(adjust acc to taste)
1 tbsp ghee

Method:
Heat ghee in a microwave safe bowl in microwave on high for 15-20 secs.
Drop in the cashew nuts and toss it until all the cashew nuts are coated well with the ghee and again microwave on high for 3-4 mins until it turns slight red in color.(Please stir in between and the time for roasting depends on the microwave power,so please check in between)
Meanwhile, mix all the dry masalas well in a small bowl.(Masala's can be adjusted according to your taste)
Sprinkle the masala over the roasted cashew nuts and toss it again until all the cashew nuts are well coated.spread it over a wide plate and cool it for a while.
Store in Airtight containers.

Note:
  1. Cashew nuts can be replaced by Badam(Almonds) as well but need to fry for long time.
  2. Use oil instead of ghee for a vegan version.

I am sending this to Mythreyee's MEC-Nuts event as this month's theme for Srivalli's Microwave Easy Cooking
and also for the event 15 Minute Cooking hosted by Mahimaa
and also to poornima's Let's go Nuts - Cashew Nuts event started by Aquadaze
.

30 comments:

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Nicely arranged spicy kajus... Microwaving should have saved a lotta time too...

Asha said...

Munchies! I love to snack on Cashew or any spicy nuts, easy with MW too! :)

Prathibha said...

oh my god..what a quick response..!!
Thank you ramya and Ashakka.

Pooja said...

Quick and tasty snack..

Vishali said...

Love the cashew chatpata masala munchies Pratibha and it makes a nice entty.

Laavanya said...

Kajus are tempting enough and this spicy, chatpata version must be irresistible.

Archy said...

Hey, this is quick an tasty snack !! Gud one.. will try soon !!

Pooja said...

Simple and easy snack. I love spicy roasted cashews. Used to munch on a lot on store bought ones! Thanks for the recipe :)

Pavithra said...

Hey nice presentation and click dear..Love casheeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwww

Lavanya said...

quick n healthy snack..beautiful pic!!

Trupti said...

lovely , quick & easy to make, healthy snack

Gita's Kitchen said...

Thats a tasty snack Prathibha...quick and easy to make, love it :)

Priya said...

Prefect snack Prathibha, looks delicious...genius idea of making in MW within few minutes yaa!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Very good idea! Love cashews and anything that cooks fast!

Cham said...

Good one Pratibha, Me too I was late to post MEC entry!

Smitha said...

SO quick and Mmmm ....I can also get the smell of that masala.This is mmy favorite in nuts

Priya Sriram said...

Masala kaju is a very delicious snack... i love it... but never tried to prepare it at home! Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

love to snack on these!! lovely.

LG said...

We love these kharada godambi very much. You reminded me of Bangalore! :D

Uma said...

love those yummy cashews Prathibha! Nice quick recipe. :)

Ashwini said...

yummy Love the spicy cashew.

Prathibha said...

Thank you all...

@priya I got such idea seeing ur posts only dear..!!

Thank you Laavanya,Archy,HonecookedOriyafood,Trupti
for visiting my blog and passing those lovely words.

Sushma said...

crum crum crum .., I feel I am munching those cashews now :p, looks very drooling.

rekhas kitchen said...

nice my all time fav. snack

Parita said...

yummy masala kaju's my favorite..microwave saves a lot of time too..fab:)

Akal's Saappadu said...

never tried microwaving, looks hot and munchy!

Prathibha said...

Thank you sushma,rekha,Parita,Akal

Ushanandini said...

Hey, I didnt notice this post. Love the spicy kaju and the way you presented is very clear.Karukkmurrukk cashew!

Prathibha said...

Thank you usha...love your involvement lol...

Deepa Hari said...

Looks yum...Perfect to snack.

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