Curried Mixed Nuts (Masala Nuts)

Try variations of this using your favorite nuts, and spice them to taste.

Serves: 24Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 24


  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. coriander seeds
  • ¼ tsp. black peppercorns
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 dried red chili, roughly pounded
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • 3 cups raw mixed nuts
  • 1 tsp. salt


  • Heat a small skillet on medium. Add the cumin seeds, coriander seeds, black peppercorns, cloves, and dried red chili. Toast the spices, stirring constantly, for about 3 to 5 minutes. They will darken and release a wonderful aroma. Remove from heat and transfer them to a bowl to cool. Using a spice grinder or a coffee grinder, grind the spices.
  • In a large skillet, heat the oil on low. Add the ground spice mixture, the ground ginger, and the nuts. Cook gently, stirring constantly for about 3 minutes. Cover and cook for an additional 5 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally.
  • Remove from heat, uncover, and sprinkle with salt. Cool to room temperature, then serve.