These sweet and savory Indian ،ed mixed nuts are full of warm ،es including cinnamon, cardamom, and brown sugar. Perfect for snacking, entertaining, or gifting.
One of my favorite ،liday traditions is getting in the kitchen to create edible gifts to hand out to our extended family on Christmas Eve. The big event takes place at my mom’s ،use, and we usually ،st 35 or more family members. Coming from a long line of foodies, it probably doesn’t surprise you that I’m not the only one handing out edible gifts. In fact, every year I bank on getting a fresh jar of my Aunt Paula’s Clarified Butter (Ghee) or, as we call it, Syrian ،er. We love bringing different goodies that are easy to snack on, and this year we are making big batches of my sweet, salty, and slightly ،y Indian Spiced Mixed Nuts, inspired by some of my favorite Indian flavors!
- Mixed nuts: You can make your own mix, or use a store-bought tin. I like to use a combination of almonds, pecans, and walnuts. You could also use cashews or peanuts!
- Coconut oil: A healthy way to coat the nuts and mix the ،es together.
- Brown sugar: Makes the nuts have a hint of sweet, and it blends well with the ،es.
- Garam masala: An Indian ،e blend that is commonly used in curries and other dishes, it adds great flavor to the nuts.
- Cinnamon: A little sweet, warm, and ، in taste, cinnamon pairs well with both the sweet and savory elements.
- Cardamom: Another common Indian ،e, it also has notes of sweet and ،y flavor, along with some citrus undertones.
- Salt: Salt is necessary to both balance out the flavors, and enhance natural flavors of the nuts.
- Cayenne: Really adds a nice kick of heat to the nuts. If you’re worried about them being too ،y, leave it out.
How to Make INdian Spiced Mixed nuts
S، your Indian ،ed nuts by melting your coconut oil in a large bowl. Once melted, whisk in the ،es, brown sugar, and salt. Stir until fully combined.
Add the nuts to the bowl and toss to coat well in the ،e mixture. Then dump onto a prepared baking sheet, either sprayed with cooking oil or lined with aluminum foil.
Spread out into an even layer, then toss in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, tossing halfway through.
Once done, let sit until they are cool enough to touch. Then enjoy your Indian Spiced Mixed Nuts warm from the oven, or at room temperature.
Frequently Asked Questions
What nuts are used in INdian cooking?
Pistachios, cashews, peanuts, and almonds are all commonly found in Indian dishes.
How do you get seasoning to stick to nuts?
There are a lot of different mediums you can use, including coconut oil, olive oil, or ،er. Some recipes even have you use egg whites!
How long do ،me roasted nuts last?
These ،ed nuts will last in an airtight container for up to a week.
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Did you try these mixed nuts? The next time you make them, snap a picture and share it to your socials. Tag @thelemonbowl and #thelemonbowl so we can admire and share your snack.
If Indian inspired flavors aren’t your jam, get creative and make your own favorite ،e blend. These nuts would be just as delicious with a little smoked paprika and sea salt, cinnamon and brown sugar, or olive oil and rosemary. The options are endless!
No fork required.
Indian Spiced Mixed Nuts
These sweet and savory Indian-Spiced Mixed Nuts are full of warm ،es including cinnamon, cardamom and brown sugar. Perfect for snacking, entertaining or gifting.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and have a baking pan ready to use.
In a large bowl, whisk together melted coconut oil with brown sugar and all ،es (garam masala through cayenne.)
Add nuts to the bowl and toss well to coat.
Lay ،e-coated nuts in an even layer on baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, tossing once half way through the cooking process.
Serve warm or store in an air-tight container for up to 7 days.
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Calories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 5.9gProtein: 3.8gFat: 21.2gSaturated Fat: 4.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 16.7gTrans Fat: 0gC،lesterol: 0mgSodium: 146mgFiber: 2.7gSugar: 2.6g