Curried Cashews

Curried Cashews


An addictive and delicious raw snack, these spicy cashews are great additions to Asian- or Indian-inspired dishes, such as salads, stir-fries or noodle dishes.
  • Serves: 2 cups
  • Active Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 12 hrs
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Step 1: Soaking the Cashews

• 2 cups raw cashews
• 4 to 6 cups water


To prepare the cashews, soak them in water for 3 to 4 hours to soften. Strain, reserving the cashews and discarding the liquid.

Step 2: Adding the Flavorings

• 2 tbsp curry powder
• 2 tbsp onion granules
• 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
• 1 tsp sea salt


To add the flavorings, place the cashews in a mixing bowl with the remaining ingredients and toss well.

Step 3: Dehydrating the Cashews


To finish the recipe, set the dehydrator at 115°F (35°C). Spread an even layer of cashews on the dehydrator trays, leaving room for air circulation. Continue to dehydrate for 7 to 10 hours or until crisp.

Store the cashews in a sealed container and refrigerate to retain crispness.

Chef's Notes

These cashews are great as a snack or as a delicious topping to salads.


  • Leigh S
    Leigh S
    The Curried Cashews look and sound delicious. However, I do not have (nor do I really want) a dehydrator. Can these be finished in an oven?
  • Ken R Rouxbe Staff
    Ken R
    Yes.... a very low oven. If you can get the oven to 170F and turn it off , it's a good amount of heat to just let the nuts dry in there. Let us know how it turns out. ~Ken
  • Rebecca B
    Rebecca B
    I really like this recipe. The curry cashews make a really nice base for a curry squash soup recipe that I make regularly. They are also a nice accent to various Indian style dishes. I was wondering, for ease of preparation, if it is OK to soak the cashews overnight in the refrigerator, rather than the 3-4 hours indicated in the instructions, as it takes the better part of a day for these to dehydrate at around 170 F in the oven. Thanks
  • Chad S Rouxbe Staff
    Chad S
    Rebecca - Yes, certainly. 3-4 hours is the time frame that will allow them to soften prior to use. Soaking overnight is my common practice, so yes go ahead and soak them overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Pawanrat J
    Pawanrat J
  • Pawanrat J
    Pawanrat J
    i reallY like this recepe
  • Kathy  G
    Kathy G
    These are really good. Do you have other nut recipes? I think these would make great gifts.
  • Eric W Rouxbe Staff
    Eric W
    Cathy, here are a few:;;
  • Karen & don C
    Karen & don C
    I baked the cashews at 170 degrees for three hours and it seemed about right.

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