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salted cashew nut / masala kaju

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.