How to make Khoya Kaju Matar -

A rich preparation of khoya, cashewnuts and green peas.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Khoya/mawa (खोवा / मावा), Whole cashewnuts

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Pyaaz Ki Tarkari Scrambled Tofu With Mushrooms Paneer Steak Sizzler Bamiya

Khoya Kaju Matar

Khoya Kaju Matar Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Khoya Kaju Matar Recipe

  • Khoya/mawa grated 2-3 tablespoons

  • Whole cashewnuts 1 cup

  • Cashewnuts soaked 1/4 cup

  • Frozen green peas 2 cups

  • Makhani bhuna masala 65 grams

  • Gravy bhuna masala 65 grams

  • Button mushrooms quartered 10-12

  • Fresh cream 2 tablespoons

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Heat a non-stick pan, add both the bhuna masalas, mushrooms, khoya and mix well. Add whole cashewnuts and ¼ cup water and mix well.

Step 2

Drain and grind broken cashewnuts to a paste. Add this to the pan and mix.

Step 3

Add green peas and mix. Add cream and mix. Then add garam masala powder and coriander leaves and mix well. Cover and cook on medium heat till the vegetables get cooked and oil surfaces.

Step 4

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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