Cashew nut Masala | How to make Masala Cashew Pakoda

>>  Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I seem to have ended up making another pakoda version or rather the drier version of pakoda, this time with cashews. Just like the Masala Peanut, Amma used to make Cashew Pakodas as well. Other than me, everybody at home loves cashews. So the fried version is something that's made pretty often.

Just like the oil less Masala Peanut, I have made with cashews as well. However these disappear before I can even think to click a picture. So this time I ensured I had enough to click pictures. Amma mostly used to make it during afternoons or so when she is not disturbed and then it used to be packed. So all of them would be seeing it during the travel.

The other pakodas that we used to buy for journeys are the cashew onion pakodas. The onions will be less but the pakodas will be full of cashews. I made both the version for today's Car Snacks.

Masala Cashews

Ingredients Needed:

Whole Cashew nuts - 1 cup
Besan - 3 -4 tbsp
Rice flour - 1 tsp (optional)
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Garlic, crushed - 5 -6 cloves
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder a pinch
Oil for deep frying

How to make the Masala Cashews

In a bowl, take the cashews, wash it with water, then add all the spices, crushed garlic and besan. Mix well so that the flour coats the cashews well.

Then sprinkle water and make a thick coating of the flour on the nuts.

Heat oil for deep frying. Gently drop in the cashews and fry on both sides.

Drain on a kitchen towel. Pack in an air tight container.

For the Onion Cashew Pakoda

Make a thick batter with onions, curry leaves, coriander leaves, red chili powder, salt, and cashews. Make batter and drop in as pakodas.

Enjoy as you travel!

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Sarita November 11, 2014 at 5:21 AM  

Yummy car snack!

Varadas Kitchen November 11, 2014 at 6:39 AM  

Amazing! You have different varieties of these pakoda and I had never even heard of them before.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan November 11, 2014 at 6:49 AM  

After seeing your yummy recipes I feel like inviting myself over to your place :) The cashew masala looks so good and is an absolute hit with the nut lovers.

Nisha Sundar November 11, 2014 at 7:16 AM  

cashews in any form are appetizing. Perfect road trip snack. :)

vaishali sabnani November 11, 2014 at 1:48 PM  

I too don't like cashew but the pakoda sounds interesting..easy and delicious.

Priya Suresh November 11, 2014 at 2:38 PM  

If i make this cashew pakodas i wont stop munching myself, dangerously addictive they are.

Padma Rekha November 12, 2014 at 1:48 PM  

Even I don't like cashew's, amma use to make masala cashew in a different way this looks very interesting...

sneha datar November 12, 2014 at 9:02 PM  

Yummy pakodas, looking at these, started craving for them.

Jayanthi Sindhiya November 13, 2014 at 10:56 PM  

Yum!! I am already addicted to peanut masala and now here you have posted these lovely cashew masala...I better not make these as there won't be anything left for travel :)

Srividhya November 14, 2014 at 1:44 AM  

Great snack for road trip.

Pavani N November 14, 2014 at 6:56 AM  

What a tempting and addictive snack Valli. If you feed me these, I will drive you around for hours :-)

Srivalli November 14, 2014 at 7:04 AM  

Pavani, I will surely take you on that offer..:)

Manjula Bharath November 14, 2014 at 10:15 AM  

wow such an tempting cashew masala, love the perfectly coated cashews masala dear :) I wud love to grab them !!

The Pumpkin Farm November 16, 2014 at 3:08 PM  

absolutely delicious and decadent

Harini-Jaya R November 20, 2014 at 8:56 AM  

OMG! these are such tempting pakodas, been ages since I have had these..thanks Valli for refreshing my memories.

Chef Mireille November 24, 2014 at 6:56 AM  

I thought I was the only one who didn't like cashews as my whole family loves them - however I am not surprised at this pakoda although it is new to me since so many Indian foods use cashew - although I usually use pistacchios instead at least in the sweets :)

veena krishnakumar December 1, 2014 at 6:45 PM  

Lovely snack!!!I dont mind having this even without a road trip :-)

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