Khoya Kaju Recipe | Restaurant style khoya kaju curry recipe
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Khoya kaju recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 356kcal
Author Kanan


For onion paste:

  • 1 medium or 1 cup Onion sliced
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • ½ inch Ginger
  • 2-3 Green chili
  • ½ inch Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Black peppercorns
  • cup Cashew nuts chopped
  • ¾ cup Water

for khoya kaju recipe:

  • 1 cup Cashew nuts Whole and roasted
  • ½ tablespoon Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 cup Water
  • ¼ cup Khoya (Mawa) grated or crumbled, milk solids
  • a pinch Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Green cardamom seeds powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons Plain yogurt


making onion paste:

  • Take all the onion paste ingredients in a saucepan along with water.
  • Turn the heat on medium. Let it simmer for 10 minutes or till onions get soft.
  • Let it cool down a bit.
  • Make smooth paste in blender or grinder. Keep it aside.

Making khoya kaju recipe:

  • Heat the oil and butter in a pan on medium heat.
  • Once hot add bay leaf and cloves, saute for 30 seconds.
  • Add prepared paste. Cook with stirring continuously. As it has cashews in it gravy will stick to the pan, so don’t forget to stir.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes or it becomes very thick and gravy has slight color change.
  • Then add 1 cup of water and start mixing. Let it come to a simmer.
  • Mix in grated khoya.
  • Add cardamom powder, salt and sugar.
  • Add yogurt and stir well.
  • Let it simmer for 2 minutes. Do stir in between. If gravy becomes too thick then add some water.
  • Lastly add roasted cashews. The cashew nuts I have used are already roasted. If yours is not then roast them into a teaspoon of oil till they get light brown color.
  • Mix well and again let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then turn off the stove.


Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 26.3g | Saturated Fat: 6.5g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 512mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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