July 16, 2024

Cashew is a tasty nut used for its high nutritional value. It is crunchy and thereby is used as a snack – individually. They are used with many types of dishes for enhancing the flavor of the food. They are rich in calories, heart-friendly fatty acids, minerals, essential vitamins and antioxidant. Therefore include cashew in your diet on a regular basis in small amounts for ensuring better health. Cashew has a fruity aroma to it and the same helps in enhancing your eating experience. Buy cashew from Cahew Nut Suppliers in India and benefit via its nutritional value along with enjoying its taste.

Cashews are used in many ways – along with several dishes or independently. Let us go through certain methods of consuming cashew.

The 5 ways in which they are used are:

  • Independently without salting or adding masala to them
  • As a salty snack
  • As a snack that is spicy
  • As a part of garnish
  • Used as an ingredient in making curries and other dishes

Independently without salting or adding spice to them

Cashew nut can be used as such – without putting salt or masalas to it. The fruity aroma that cashew has and also the crunchy & buttery flavor of it is the reason for the same. If you want to gather healthy snacks then buy cashews and get benefited via the nutritional benefits offered by them (the benefits mentioned in the introduction part).

As a salty snack

Cashew nut bought – via Cashew Nut Exporter In Vadodra or others – can be used as a salty snack too. If you want to have oil less cashew then you can prepare it at home. Use salt for roasting the cashew – like how sand is used to roast groundnuts. Now let us visit the steps one by one. The first step is to heat salt so that the salt gathers enough temperature to roast the cashew. Then put cashews in it and roast it on low flame. Take cashew out and put them on a plate. Use your hand to remove excess salt. Your oil less roasted salty cashew nut is ready! You can reuse the salt that you used for roasting cashew multiple times – for roasting other items too. You can also use it while baking dishes inside a cooker – without using microwave. This makes sure that the extra salt used does not go in vain.

As a snack that is spicy

You can have cashew nuts in their spicy form (masala flavored form) too. Buy them from the store or cook it at your home! Use ghee instead of oil – for better flavor & health – for roasting cashew as the first step. Roast them well and take them out into a plate. Put coriander powder, garam masala, salt and chilli powder over the cashew nuts. Mix them well and use.

As a part of garnish

Cashews are used as garnish in many desserts. This adds flavor to the food. The desserts look good too when garnished with cashews. A person takes a decision whether to buy a food product or not based on the smell and look of the food item. Therefore using cashew in the form of garnish benefits you well if you are into selling desserts or other food items like biriyani.

Used as an ingredient in making curries and other dishes

They are used as an ingredient in many curries too. In most of it they are used as a paste. Grind the cashew well to get the paste form of it and use the same in curries for giving curries a nutty flavor. Steps to be followed are: Pour hot water over cashew and soak them for thirty to forty five minutes (or little more if you are having huge amount of cashew nuts to be soaked). Strain away the water but do not throw it away. Reserve the same for later use – while grinding soaked cashew nuts. Use the chutney jar to grind cashew once and then add water that was kept reserved. Grind it again for forming cashew paste.

Note: Be careful not to add too much water while grinding cashew the second time in your chutney jar. Or else the cashew paste will become too thin.

Try the above recipes and have a great time at your home enjoying the various forms of cashew food. Eat them alone or add salt or masalas to it. Use cashews as a garnish on desserts and other foods. You can also use cashew as an ingredient – in the form of paste or otherwise – while preparing dishes; especially curries. This makes the dish look richer and gives it a crunchy texture.