When a recipe calls for macadamias… I understand you can substitute them with almonds. It is cheaper, but the flavor changes some. But, is there a good substitute for brazil nuts? I just tried a recipe that called for Brazil Nuts… but, I didn’t have any. I used cashews instead and it did not turn out so well. Any ideas? It was an indian recipe with garam masala.
Actually, cashews are the nuts that are great substitute for expensive macadamias. I don’t think hazelnuts would be a true substitute for Brazils because Brazils have that deep woodsy, musky flavor that I don’t think can truly be duplicated. But hey, maybe the walnuts with pine nuts might be a nice, creamy substitute, but you won’t get that same unique flavor. Can you please post here that Indian recipe w/ garam masala…I LOVE Indian food!
Thanks, lauraj. I haven’t tried the substitutes…but it’s good to know this kind of stuff for next time. The recipe is from a website I found on one of the Gone Raw posts. It’s the Garam Masala Gobi recipe from : We Like It Raw