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Kadju Badun (Sri Lankan Deviled Cashews)
From: Angie

I love the peppy-salty seasoning on this wonderful snack or party nibble, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that fried cashews are not greasy at all. I don't know if this is authentic to the recipe, but I also like to let the finished nuts cool just a bit then toss them in a bag with some garlic salt before serving.

SERVES 4 -6

  • 8 ounces cashews
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika (I like to use the hot paprika!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • garlic salt

Combine the cashews, paprika, turmeric, salt and water together in a bowl and let stand for 1 hour.

Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet and fry the cashews until they're browned evenly.

Remove from the oil, drain on paper towels and let cool slightly.

In a plastic zipper bag, combine the chili powder and garlic salt to taste; toss the nuts around in the mixture and serve.