Photograph by Keirnan Monaghan Food Styling by Maggie Ruggiero Prop Styling by Theo Vamvounakis

Indian-spiced Nuts

Amuse-Bouche from Issue 3 – Spring / Summer 2013 – Rough Cut

After their dad dies, three brothers (Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson) travel to India to surprise their mother (Angelica Huston) in her Himalayan nunnery. On the journey, there are blessings, snakes, an affair with a bespectacled stewardess, a life saved, a life lost, and a man-eating tiger. The titular train is the colorful backdrop for much of the activity. We imagine them snacking on our mango lassis and spiced nuts in a traincar while hatching another hair-brained scheme.

serves 8-10

  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp canola or peanut oil
  • 3 cups mixed roasted cashews, peanuts, and almonds
  • flaky sea salt for sprinkling

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    Preheat oven to 325°F. Stir together spices and kosher salt. Toss nuts with oil then stir in spice mix. Spread onto a baking sheet and bake, tossing halfway through, until nuts are toasted and fragrant, about 15 minutes. Lightly sprinkle with flaky salt. Let cool.