Another popular dish from eastern Sri Lanka, especially from Batticaloa, is the cashew nut curry. The cashew tree is one of very few plants where the seed grows outside the fruit. A long process happens in between to extract the cashew nut from the seed.
Cashew nut curry is considered a rich and highly nutritious dish and is often cooked for vegetarian guests. It is not a regular curry. You will find cashew nut curry mostly in star hotels, guest houses and restaurants and on any special occasion.
The cashew nut is prepared in different recipes like cashew nut devil, cashew nut curry with green bean or green peas, cashew nut masala curry, cashew nut chicken curry, cashew korma, roasted cashew nuts etc.