Chana Masala Spiced Roasted Nuts
A vegan gluten-free snack! Masala Spiced Roasted Nuts are super addictive.
Glutenfree, Indian, Vegan
roasted nuts, spicy snack, vegan snack
nuts of choice
Cashews, pecans, walnuts, almonds, macadamia, pistachios etc
spice blend of choice like garam masala or chana masala spice blend
I used Chana masala/Chole spice blend , available in all Indian stores as chole masala
salt or to taste
black pepper or chili powder to taste
In a large skillet, add a teaspoon of oil and heat over low-medium.
When hot, add a cup of nuts(I used cashews, walnuts, pecans, almonds, pistachios), salt, black pepper and chana masala spice blend to taste, and mix to coat well.
Roast on stove stirring every few seconds for 8-10 minutes until cashews start to look golden.(Reduce heat to low after 6 or so minutes to reduce chances of burning)
Take off heat. The nuts will continue to roast for the next 2-3 minutes once off heat too. The Omega fats in the nuts can burn and damage easily, so roast them to just a light golden.
Cool completely, adjust salt and spice. Snack!
You can also bake these for about 12-15 minutes at preheated 330 degrees F. Stir once after 10 minutes and check on them. Oven temperatures vary, so keep the temperature on the lower side.
You can roast the nuts on stove or bake with no oil too, the spices and herbs might not stick as well.
For Variation: add a 1/4 cup of dried fruit like currant, cranberries or raisins after 5 minutes of roasting.
Nutritional values are based on one serving
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