Cashew cream is a great substitute for cream and mawa, which is frequently used in North Indian cooking and Indian sweets
Drain and rinse the soaked cashew nuts under cold water.
Blend the drained nuts with water, added a little at a time, in a blender on high speed, until completely smooth – about 3 minutes.
Stop, scrape down the sides of the blender and process again for 1 minute, until you obtain a smooth, creamy paste. Add more water after the mixture is smooth. Add more or less water as per the thickness of cream required.
If doing small quantities, the grinder attachment for chutneys may work better.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
This recipe uses many nuts. Please keep your nut limit in mind if you are working on disease reversal.
Makes about 2¼ cups thick cream or 3½ cups regular cream