Cashew Nut Fritters (Munthiri Paruppu Pakoda)

by Kamala on January 11, 2011


Cashew_Nut_Fritters_Munthiri_Paruppu_Pakoda_1 Cashew Nut Fritters (Munthiri Paruppu Pakoda) is a rich delicacy in terms of taste and cost. It can be offered on special occasions. Munching a handful of this pakoda with coffee in the evening time is enjoyable.

Cashew nut is known as munthiri paruppu in Tamil and as kaju in Hindi.


  • Cashew nut – one cup
  • Gram flour/besan (kadala mav) – ¾ cup Cashew_Nut_Fritters_Munthiri_Paruppu_Pakoda_2
  • Corn flour or rice flour – two heaped tablespoon
  • Red chilli powder – one teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Onion small – 1 no
  • Green chilli – 2 no
  • Ginger  – small piece
  • Garlic – two cloves
  • Mint leaves – few
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Oil – for frying pakoda


  • Finely chop onion, green chilli, ginger, garlic, curry leaves and mint leaves; add the above chopped items with gram flour, corn flour, cashew nuts, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt in a bowl.

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  • First mix well dry; then mix by adding minimum water so that all cashew nuts are coated with this masala uniformly.

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  • Heat oil in a pan; fry masala coated cashew nuts in moderate heat till crisp.

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  • Keep it on a kitchen tissue to absorb excess oil.

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  • Garnish with fried curry leaves (optional). Now Cashew Nut Fritters (Munthiri Paruppu Pakoda) are ready.
  • Serve hot with tea or coffee.


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