Chatini Cashew Nut

December 3, 2018

A Mauritian staple for lunch or dinner. Made with cashews instead of the usual peanuts, this dip is delicious on rice, rotisserie, bread or even pasta. Tasty and good for you!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins


300g Cashews

500g Tomatoes

10g Garlic, roughly chopped

1bunch Mint, washed

10g Onions, roughly chopped

25g Olive oil

2g Salt

0.25pc Lemon, juice only


1Pre-heat oven at 1800C

2Lightly roast the cashews for 5-6 mins

3Cool and reserve

4Wash & core tomatoes

5Roughly chop and add to the food processor

6Add cashews, olive oil, garlic, mint, onions, salt & lemon juice

7Blend until the chattini is semi-smooth

8Taste and adjust seasoning

9Serve as a dip, sauce for pasta, or even on bread as tapas

10Note: The chattini should be studded with small chunks of cashews for texture