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Sri Lankan Cashew Nut Curry

Serve with (Rice+ papadums +  one or two other curries)

cashew nut curry
cashew nut curry


250 g cashew nuts
2 tbsp  ghee
1  large onion,finely chopped
1 sprig curry leaves
2 green chillies, chopped
1 x 10cm piece pandan leaf
½ tsp roasted cumin seeds, ground
½ tsp  turmeric
1 tsp  chilli powder
1  cinnamon stick
300 ml  coconut milk
150 ml coconut cream
pinch roasted curry powder



  1. Soak the cashew nuts in a small bowl of water for 1 hour. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the ghee in a medium pan over high heat. Once hot, add the onions, curry leaves, chilli and pandan, and stir.
  3. Once the onions are fragrant and begin to change colour, add the cumin, turmeric, chilli powder and the cinnamon stick. Stir over medium heat until spices are lightly roasted.
  4. Add the drained cashew nuts and stir to combine.
  5. Add the coconut milk and boil until the sauce has thickened and reduced.
  6. Stir in the coconut cream, bring to the boil and remove from heat. Season to taste.
  7. Pour into a bowl to serve and top with a little extra coconut cream and some roasted curry powder.

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