This a bonus recipe from a recent review in my cookbook challenge. It comes from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. The cook book has seven recipes for roasted nuts and salted seeds and I couldn’t pass them up. All of the recipes are really easy, and they create something different to have on hand for folks to munch on with their beer than just plain old peanuts.
The garam masala mixed with a slight sweet and salty flair worked out quite nicely. This was so good and unique that I’m glad that I doubled it. I was able to have some for a friend’s get-together and have enough leftover for just ourselves.
Roasted Cashews with Garam Masala
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
2 cups raw cashew nuts
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon Garam Masala
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt (Note: if cashews are already salted, skip salt)
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Toss the nuts with the oil and toast on a sheet pan until lightly brown all over, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and toss with the garam masala, sugar, and salt.
Note from cookbook: You can also use a mixture of cashews, almonds, and pecans with these seasonings. The pecans are especially good since their crevices catch the seasonings.