Crunchy, spicy almonds are just what you need to satisfy your snack cravings. This snack packs the protein and the flavor when you need just a little something between meals.
How many of us scout through the aisles of a grocery store for some healthy snacks that even taste good? At least I know I do! In fact, while KR is picking up veggies, I go to the snack aisle looking for something interesting. Most of them are fried and the baked ones may or may not taste good. Me being a fussy eater, I do not like every new thing I try and as KR puts it, its best if I make it at home myself as per my liking. For me, the most trying times are the evenings when my hunger is at the peak! Its been a couple of hours post lunch and dinner is far away.
There are tons of ready to eat snacks available in the market but nothing beats something homemade. Almonds are a constant in our house. We munch a few every morning before our customary smoothie. I have always noticed flavored
almond packets in the grocery store but never thought of making them at home myself until now.
Every year we host a Diwali party for our friends here and also gift the a foodie hamper filled with sweet and savory treats. This has become a family tradition now since the last 4 years. Every year I prepare different treats and pack them in DIY gift boxes. I enjoy this part of the ritual as it included my other creative hobby –DIY! I usually start planning the food items and the gift box idea months in advance and begin the execution few weeks before Diwali. This year’s menu included this almonds recipe as I thought this is something unique and would be loved by all. I loved the fact that this recipe is super easy and takes about 5 minutes to prepare.
Chili Garlic AlmondsPriya Lakshminarayan
- 2 cups roasted almonds
- 1 tsp chilly powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp coriander cumin powder
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 6 tsp oil
- Mix dry spices like garlic powder, chilly powder/paprika, coriander cumin powder, salt and pepper
- in a bowl. Mix them together. In a pan, heat oil. Once its hot enough, add the dry spices and fry for
- seconds. Then add roasted almonds to the pan. Mix well to coat the almonds. Continue to fry for
- a minute. Take it o
- the pan and let it cool.
An Indian vegetarian/vegan food blogger from Florida who loves to cook, host, develop new recipes, style food and photograph it too. When not cooking/blogging, loves to travel and do DIY crafts.