Creamy Cashew Nut Curry

Cashew nut curry is a famous vegetarian dish in Sri Lankan cuisine, this is a must add item for any party menu. Soaked cashews are cooked in aromatic coconut milk and spices gives the creamy texture makes the flavorful pot of richly-colored curry. This is such a wonderful, easy recipe and is a perfect with bowl of plain white rice.


250 g (8 oz) raw Cashews
3 Cups thin Coconut milk (or water)
1 medium Onion, sliced
2 fresh green Chilies, sliced
2 cloves Garlic, crushed
5 cm Cinnamon stick
8 Curry leaves
3 tbs olive oil
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
1 tbs Curry powder
½ tsp ground cumin
1 Cup thick Coconut milk or fresh milk
2 pieces Goraka (Optional)


1. Place the cashews in a bowl, add boiling water, close with lid and soak for about 4 hours or overnight.

2. Drain the water from cashews and add salt, turmeric, raw curry powder, goraka and mix well until cashews are well coated.

3. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan then add onions, green chilies, crushed garlic, cinnamon and fry until onions are soft and golden brown.

4. Add the cashews and keep stirring until well coated with oil and onions.

5. Add thin coconut milk or water, close with lid and cook on slow heat until cashews are soft and cooked.

6. Add the thick coconut milk (or fresh milk) and bring to a boil on slow heat.

Turn off heat. Adjust salt to taste.


  1. Creamy & too damn delicious!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. looks so creamy and delicious!

  3. Wat a rich looking delicious cashew curry..

  4. What an exotic dish- fit for the royals!
    US Masala

  5. looks so creamy and delicious!

  6. Raw cashew in curry love this rich flavorsome one.

  7. I always love to learn the eating habits of other countries. Thanks for sharing this delicious and creamy meal!

  8. Your dish has gone nuts! I love anything nutty in cooking. Yum!

  9. That is the meaning of rich n classic curry .Looks wonderful .

  10. First time here..u hv a wonderful space with mouthwatering recipes n pics...
    Visit mine as time permits...
    And this looks so yummy n filling..

  11. Step 2 says to add 'Goraka' but the amount of Goraka to add is not in the ingredients list.

  12. Thanks for the comment.Its an optional step ,2 pieces of Goraka should be added.

  13. great recipe, i tried today a new recipe for me, from a book. recipe: the meatballs in creamy cashew nut sauce ... and I like so much the sauce! is great that I even found your recipe and I will make next time creamy cashews nut curry!


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