Spicy Cashews

November 25th, 2011 filed under Appetizers, Gluten Free, Snacks, Vegan
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Spicy cashews are great as a holiday party snack or simply to munch on anytime. Spicy cashews can be quite addicting – they are that good. This simple and delicious recipe will make a great holiday gift too!


  • 2 cups raw cashew nuts
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon roasted ground cumin seeds powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mango powder


  1. In a large skillet, roast the cashew nuts in oil over low to medium heat, stirring continuously, until golden brown (seven to eight minutes).
  2. Transfer the cashews to a bowl and let them cool until they are warm (not room temperature, or the spices will not coat cashews).
  3. Mix all the spices in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the warm cashews and toss to coat them evenly.
  4. Store  the cashews in an airtight container once they cool to room temperature.
  5. Enjoy!

Note: These cashews can be stored up to a month.


Substitute peanuts for cashews in the above recipe.

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17 Responses to “Spicy Cashews”

  1. Kiran says:

    Aunty, can we bake the cashews instead of roasting them in skillet.

  2. manjee says:

    Thank you aunty for this recipe, I was looking for something healthy for my kids to snack on…this is perfect!!

  3. anna says:

    Made this using raw pumpkin seeds, roasting them in oil as the recipe directs. I had a lot of pumpkin seeds leftover from another recipe, so I thought I would give it a try and maybe they would not be too awful. They are very, very good…the combination of crispy and spicy….simply yummy.

  4. rohini says:

    Hi aunty,

    I m going to india for few months leaving my husband in US, i was searching for some snacks which i can stock for him …..this one was great ,thankyou.

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