salted cashew nut / masala kaju
Salted Cashew nut in microwave/ Masala Kaju
Written by Jayashree
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Salted cashew nuts / Masala Kaju as we Indians commonly name it, make a great appetiser. It is ideal to binge during mid-day or serve as a snack to guests with tea. These are made in microwave and are ready in fifteen minutes.

Microwave oven is ideal to toss the nuts, they are evenly made, less time is required, very little oil is used and most of all I find it fun doing somethings in this gadget which is lying on the kitchen counter. 

Recently, I tried making stuffed tomato and it came out good. Other microwave recipes that I have on blog is Stuffed Capsicum 

Let’s get making Salted Cashew nuts in Microwave / Masala Kaju


  •  1 cup cashew nut                      Measurement : 1 cup = 250 ml
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chaat masala
  • salt to taste


  • Take a microwave safe bowl, a flat bowl is preferred as it helps in even heating. Put the cashew nuts in it and microwave on medium power for 5 minutes. Check and if it needs to be roasted, reduce the temperature and keep again for 3 minutes. Initially, I kept at 600 power and then at 300 power. 
  • Once, they are golden in colour, remove in a plate, add ghee and put the roasted cashew, microwave for 30 seconds, add salt, chilli powder and chaat masala, mix and again microwave for 30 seconds. Salted Cashew nuts aka Masala Kaju is ready to serve ! 

Different options :

  • use only salt
  • use salt and pepper
  • use salt, cumin powder, chilly powder and chaat masala 

To make Salted Cashew nuts / Masala Kaju in Pan:


  • 1 cup cashew nuts
  • 3 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 teaspoon chilly powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala
  • a few curry leaves
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • salt to taste


  • Take ghee in a pan, fry the curry leaves until crisp and put them aside.
  • In the same ghee, roast the cashew nuts until golden in colour. Put them in a plate.
  • In a bowl, mix the roasted cashew along with curry leaves and all spice powders.

Isn’t this an easy one? If you ever try this recipe, take a picture and tag me @foodiejayashree on Instagram 

I love using Catch spice powders, they come in handy sprinklers and are good in taste.


Salted Cashew Nut in Microwave / Masala Kaju

Salted cashew nut make a good snack to binge in the evenings. They are roasted in the microwave and can be made quickly.

Course Appetizer, dry snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword healthy snacks, masala kaju, microwave recipes, roasted cashew nut, roasted kaju, salted cashew nut
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Jayashree


  • 1 cup cashew nut
  • 1 teaspoon ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilly powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chaat masala
  • salt to taste


  1. Take a flat microwave safe bowl, put the cashew nuts in it. Spread them evenly and microwave on medium power for five minutes. Check, toss, reduce the temperature and microwave for three more minutes. I put them at 600 power for five minutes, checking every minute and again put at 300 power for 3 minutes. 

  2. Once they are golden in colour, remove in a plate, add ghee, put the cashew nuts and switch on the power for 30 seconds. Sprinkle salt, chilly powder and chaat masala, mix and heat it for 30 seconds again.

Recipe Notes

  • Use microwave safe glass bowls for cooking.
  • Time may vary for each model, check when they are done, you get a good aroma and they are golden in colour.

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  1. The Girl Next Door

    I absolutely love salted cashewnuts. They are my favourite any-time snack. I love how you have made them relatively guilt-free here by microwaving them instead of deep-frying them. 🙂

  2. mayurisjikoni

    Salted Cashew nuts with spices disappear really fast in my home, everyone loves snacking on them. I like how you’ve used the microwave to cut down on the amount of fat used.

  3. Shalu Jain

    No one can eat just one😉😉
    These are adored by my family.
    Using Microwave instead of frying them is a good idea.
    Loving this share dear💗💗

  4. curryandvanilla

    Yummy!! One of my favorite snacks to munch on 🙂

  5. Geetanjali Tung

    Love these masala kajus. Just perfectly done. My all time favorite snack. Lovely share☺

  6. Ruchisvegkitchen

    Its the most favourite snack in family anytime anyday all can enjoy it. Lovely idea to cut down colories. Lovely share

  7. Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    Who can deny to munch on these crunchy snacks   Love these and I always have a container packed with these salted kajus  

  8. yarnsnknots

    Yumm Jaya, lets meet I badly want a handful of this.

    • jayashree

      Come over Seema..would be nice to meet

  9. Gayani

    Yammy roasted cashew nuts. Excellent recepy.



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Hello and Welcome to my blog! I am Jayashree from India. An enthusiastic blogger, with a zest for life.  I believe in living life to the fullest.

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