Munthiri Masala Kurma Recipe - Kaju Masala Kurma Recipe

Munthiri Masala Kurma Recipe is a South Indian style Kaju gravy recipe that is flavored with spices and curry leaves. This Kurma, makes a great side dish along with Tawa Paratha,Palak Raita and Satvik Carrot Sprout Salad for a lunch or dinner.

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Munthiri Masala Kurma Recipe - Kaju Masala Kurma Recipe
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Munthiri Masala Kurma Recipe is a rich South Indian gravy where cashews are cooked in ground tomato paste with perfect blend of indian spices. This delicious gravy dish goes perfectly with roti and rice. You can make this dish for your everyday meals or along with other dishes for your house parties. 

Serve Munthiri Masala Kurma Recipe along with Palak Raita, Tawa Paratha and Satvik Carrot Sprout Salad for your weeknight indian lunch or dinner.

If you like this Munthiri Masala Kurma Recipe, you can also try other Kaju Recipes such as

  1. Goan Kaju Curry Recipe
  2. Kaju Karela Recipe
  3. Kaju Butter Masala Recipe

Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


2 Servings


  • 1 cup Whole cashews
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee , as required
  • 1 cup Homemade tomato puree
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Sambar Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Munthiri Masala Kurma Recipe - Kaju Masala Kurma Recipe

  1. To begin making the Munthiri Masala Kurma Recipe, heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan. Add 5-6 cashews and fry for 2-3 minutes till they are medium brown in colour. Once done, keep it aside

  2. In a blender take remaining cashews and grind to a fine powder and keep aside.

  3. In the same blender, add chopped onions, ginger, garlic and make it a fine paste without adding water.

  4. Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan, add the onion ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute until the raw smell goes away.

  5. Add the curry leaves, cashew powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and sambar powder. Saute for a minute until it forms a good masala like consistency. 

  6. Once done, add the tomato puree and a cup of water and let the Munthiri Masala Kurma Recipe simmer for a good 3 to 4 minutes. Check the salt and spices and adjust accordingly.

  7. Finally transfer the Munthiri Masala Kurma to a serving bowl and top it with the roasted cashew nuts.

  8. Serve Munthiri Masala Kurma Recipe along with Palak Raita, Tawa Paratha and Satvik Carrot Sprout Salad for your weekday meal.

Munthiri Masala Kurma Recipe - Kaju Masala Kurma Recipe is part of the Mother's Day Recipe Contest 2018

Last Modified On Saturday, 03 November 2018 23:23
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