Cashews are commonly used in Indian cuisine and Pakistani cuisine, whole for garnishing sweets or curries, or ground into a paste that forms a base of sauces for curries (eg, korma), or some sweets (eg, Kaju barfi). It is also used in powdered form in the preparation of several Indian sweets and desserts. Cashews are rich in fiber, protein, and healthy fats. They also contain a variety of vitamins, minerals, and health-protective beneficial plant compounds. And don't the lightly sauteed ones make for the best anytime snack?