Kajuche Tonak

Typical Goan style gravy that is generally made with red chowli beans but here we have given it a slight twist by replacing the chowli beans with cashewnuts. A rich, yummy and soothing curry that can grace your party menu.

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Kajuche Tonak

Main ingredients Cashewnuts, Onion, Garlic, Dried red chilli, Scraped fresh coconut, Turmeric powder 
Cuisine Goan
Course Vegetarian main course
Prep time 20-25 minutes
Cook time 20-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of cooking Easy
Others Vegetarian


  • 200 grams broken cashewnuts (kaju), soaked for 15-20 minutes in warm water and drained
  • Fresh coriander sprig for garnish
  • Masala paste
  • 2 tsps oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 dried red chilli, broken
  • ¾ cup scraped fresh coconut
  • Gravy
  • 2 tbsps oil
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste



  1. To make the masala paste, heat oil in a shallow pan. Add onion, garlic, dried red chilli and coconut, mix and sauté till the mixture turns golden brown. Transfer into the same bowl and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Put this mixture into a mixer jar. Add ½ cup water and grind to a fine paste. 
  3. To make the gravy, heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add onions and sauté till golden brown.
  4. Add the ground paste and mix well. Continue to saute till the oil separates. 
  5. Add turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Add 2½ cups water, mix and let it come to a boil. 
  6. Add the cashewnuts, mix and cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes. 
  7. Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot.