Roasted Malai Broccoli with Cashew & Cardamom

Malai Broccoli

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a side
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Nutmeg Trail

By Eleanor Ford

Published 2022

  • About

This is a vegetable side with real character. Broccoli, tender but still with a little bite, is cloaked in a thick, nutty cream and a whisper of green cardamom. In the hot oven, mimicking the heat of a tandoor, everything begins to caramelise and char.


  • 2 heads of broccoli
  • 150 g (1 cup) raw cashew nuts


Heat the oven to 200°C (400°F) and line two large baking trays with baking paper.

Cut the broccoli into small florets and put into a large mixing bowl.

In a blender, combine the remaining ingredients and whizz to a creamy paste - it doesn’t matter if it’s not completely sm