At any party, nuts are a good option to have and there are many different varieties that go down well with drinks. I recently came up with this version during the summer – a spicy and sour mix of three different nuts. Normally we used to deep fry the nuts first and then add the spices. As good as these were, it would be too fatty with all that deep frying, not to mention the time it takes to fry all the nuts. When I went to one of my dear sister-in-law’s place, she roasted some cashew nuts for me in the oven and then we got talking about different ways of making nuts. So when I next made some spicy nuts I roasted rather then deep frying them, voilla! you have a slightly healthier version then before and you can change the spices to suit your taste buds 🙂
Spicy Mixed Nuts
I just used three different nuts, however you can add any other type of nut to this mix.
Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 10 mins Serves: a group of 10 at a party
1 cup each of jumbo peanuts, cashew nuts and almonds
2 tbsp sunflower oil
1 tsp salt
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp cummin powder
3 tsp amchur powder (dried mango powder) or 1 1/2 tsp citric acid powder
1) Pre heat the oven to 200’C and place the mixed nuts and dry roast for a few minutes, add the oil and mix and cook for a further few minutes.
2) Once they reach a good golden brown colour, remove from the oven and sprinkle the spices on the nuts and mix them in. Once completely cool place in an air tight container and enjoy with some drinks or as a quick snack.