Olya Kaju chi Usal

Olya Kaju Chi usal is a simple dish packed with flavours. A reciipe from Malvani cusine having Cashew nuts as the star of the dish .

Cashews are used generously in Malvani cuisine,as it is freshly grown in this region, making it a popular ingredient in the kitchens lying in the malvani belt.

The authentic recipe, calls for the ole kaju(tender cashenuts) but if they are not available we can use regular cashew nuts by soaking them in warm water for half an hour.


200 gms fresh Tender Cashews.
1 cup Green Peas.

1 Potato peeled and cut into big pieces (optional)

1 Onions chopped finely.

1 Tomato chopped finely.

1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste.

2 tbsp vatan.

2 tsp Malwani Masala.

1/2 tsp turmeric powder.

1 tbsp Oil.


t to taste.

Coriander leaves finely chopped.


Soak tender cashews in warm water for 15 mins.

in a pressure pan heat oil,add onions,ginger garlic paste and tomatoes,saute well.
Now add turmeric powder,malvani masala and vatan,stir fry for 2 minutes,add green peas and cashew,add salt,mix well,cover the pan and cook until 2 whistles.
Once the pressure is released,open the lid and add chopped coriander leaves.

Remove in a serving bowl and serve hot with bhakri or phulka.

Happy Cooking!!!


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