Indian fried cashews, or tale buay caju, are a traditional Indian snack, best served before dinner with a cocktail. We enjoyed these morsels of goodness as part of an Eat. Pray. Love. Party that my Mom and I hosted a short time ago.
For more Eat. Pray. Love. recipes, read about our day-long foodie adventure through Bali, India, and Italy.
indian fried cashews
coconut oil for deep frying
8 oz raw cashew nuts
1/4 tsp celtic sea salt
freshly ground black pepper [optional]
Lay out 4 paper towels near the stove to set the nuts on once they are done frying.
Put 1" coconut oil in a wide stainless steel or ceramic frying pan. Make sure the frying pan is a few inches deep - or you can use a large pot.
When the oil is hot, add the cashews and arrange them in a single layer. Stir frequently until they begin to turn golden brown. Transfer to the paper towels.
Take a few extra paper towels and pat the nuts, removing as much of the oil as possible. Toss with sea salt and black pepper. Serve hot or room temperature.