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Indian Cashew Curry “Navratan Kurma”

4 servings

Source: Recipe by Nandita Shah

This recipe gets its flavors from a variety of spices! Serve with brown rice.

About the Recipe

160 Calories · 3.9 g Protein · 4.9 g Fiber


Makes 4 Servings

  • 1/8 c (16 g) raw cashews, soaked in about 1/2 c (60 mL) of water for about half an hour
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 head cauliflower
  • 1 white potato or 3 c mixed vegetables (e.g., carrots, potatoes, cauliflower, green beans), chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped coarsely
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1-inch (2.5-cm) piece ginger, peeled
  • 2 green chilies, seeded (optional)
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) poppy seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) turmeric
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) garam masala
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 c (123 g) plain low-fat, nondairy yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp (1.2 mL) iodized salt (optional)
  • 1/4 c (40 g) raisins
  • 3 tbsp (1/4 bunch) fresh cilantro, finely chopped, for garnish


  1. Take cashews soaked in water, drain, and set soaking water aside. Place cashews in a blender and grind them into a smooth paste. Add a little water if needed to make cashews into a paste.

  2. Steam mixed vegetables until tender.

  3. Place onion, garlic, ginger, chilies, and poppy seeds (if using) in a food processor. Process into a coarse paste or mince them. Add paste to nonstick, heavy steel or cast iron pan and saute until the mixture becomes fragrant or until it just begins to brown a bit. Add the turmeric, garam masala, and cardamon and stir.

  4. Then add tomatoes and cook, stirring, until tomatoes break down, approximately 3 minutes. Add plain nondairy yogurt and stir, letting the paste cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Add salt, if using.

  5. Add steamed vegetables, raisins, and cashew paste, mixing well. When the gravy comes to a boil, turn down the heat and simmer on a low flame for another 5 minutes for the flavors to incorporate. Garnish with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving:

Calories: 160

Fat: 2.9 g

     Saturated Fat: 0.5 g

     Calories From Fat: 15.5%

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Protein: 3.9 g

Carbohydrate: 33 g

Sugar: 14.1 g

Fiber: 4.9 g

Sodium: 50 mg

Calcium: 91 mg

Iron: 1.7 mg

Vitamin C: 30.6 mg

Beta-Carotene: 3,399 mcg

Vitamin E: 1 mg

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