April 24, 2012

How to Make Khoya Kaju

Recipe By Naiya Sheth: Learn how to make Khoya Kaju. It’s a great homemade khoya kaju recipe from cashew nut. Normally it is made with white gravy. But here it’s a slight variation. It is little bit tasty than the original recipe. And above all it is made in microwave so, easy, quick and healthier also.

Preparation time – 5 minutes
Cooking time – 10 minutes approx.
Serves – 4 people

Ingredients to make Khoya Kaju:

250 grams Paneer
200 grams cashew nuts
1 table spoon desi ghee
2 big onion - grated
2 cardamom
1 stick cinnamon
2 to 3 cloves
1 bay leaves
Salt to taste
1 tea spoon red chili powder
¼ tea spoon garam masala powder
1/8 tea spoon turmeric powder

For garnishing:
Fried cashew nuts
chopped coriander leaves

Method Khoya Kaju:

(1) In a microwave proof plate or bowl put ghee and cashew nuts and cook for 1 minute at MICRO HI or till cashew nuts are light golden in colour (check in between). Keep aside.
(2) In other microwave proof dish add 1 table spoon ghee and cook for 30 seconds and add grated onion and cook till golden brown in color.
(3) Now add cardamom, cloves and cinnamon, cook for 1 minute at MICRO HI.
(4) Let it cool at room temperature and grind to a fine paste.
(5) Again cook for 1 minute.
(6) Add salt, bay leaf, red chili powder and turmeric powder,garam masala powder and cashew nuts to it.
(7) In other bowl melt khoya in microwave and add to above mixture, mix well.
(8) Add ½ cup of warm water and cook covered for 5 minutes.

Garnish with fried cashew nuts and chopped coriander. Hot and rich Khoya kaju is ready to serve.

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