Vij's Spiced, Roasted Almonds or Cashews recipe

  • 1 lb whole raw almonds or cashews
  • 2 Tbsp canola or coconut oil (I used coconut)
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1½ teaspoons mango powder
  • 1 Tbsp garam masala or ground cumin
  • 1½ teaspoons cayenne pepper

  • Preheat the oven to 375˚.
  • Combine the salt, mango powder, garam masala, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl.
  • If using coconut oil, heat it briefly in the microwave or on the stovetop until it is liquefied.
  • Toss the almonds with the oil in a medium bowl until they are well coated.
  • Toss the almonds with the spice mixture.
  • Spread the almonds on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes (4 minutes for cashews).
  • Stir the nuts and bake an additional 5 minutes (another 4 minutes for cashews).
  • Watch the nuts carefully; you want them to get slightly darker, but you don’t want them to brown.
  • Cool the nuts for at least 45 minutes before eating.