How to make Masaledar Kaju -

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Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Cashewnuts (काजू)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Masaledar Kaju

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Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Masaledar Kaju Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 500 grams

  • Cashewnuts 100 grams

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) crushed 1 teaspoon

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Whole dry red chillies 2

  • Black peppercorns 7-8

  • Cloves 5-6

  • Garlic chopped 3-4 cloves

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Sieve refined flour. Add salt and carom seeds. Add two tablespoons of melted ghee. Mix. Add water and knead into a semi hard dough. Cover with a damp cloth and set aside for half an hour.

Step 2

Roll out the dough on a flat surface to half centimetre thickness. Take a cap of a bottle and cut this dough in the shape of kaju. Heat sufficient ghee in a kadai. Deep fry the kajus till golden brown

Step 3

Drain and place them on an absorbent paper. Serve them as such or with masala. For masala dry roast cumin seeds, whole dry red chillies, black peppercorns, cloves and garlic. Add rock salt and grind to a fine powder. In a huge bowl, mix fried dough kajus with the masala powder and serve.

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