Crunchy spiced up almonds are just what you need to satisfy your cravings! This snack is addictive, healthy and spicy. Between meal snacks just got better!
How many of us scout through the aisles of a grocery store for some healthy snacks that even taste good? Atleast 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. While we were at BJs, while passing by this particular aisle, KR suggested that I should try something like this at home and that is what got the ball rolling.
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.
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 15 seconds. Then add roasted almonds to the pan. Mix well to coat the almonds. Continue to fry for a minute. Take it off the pan and let it cool.
You can store them in an airtight container and it stays good for a week or two. I have fallen in love with this snack. Firstly because it has a spicy flavor and secondly because it can be made in 5 minutes! Other things in favor of this snack is that its protein rich, healthy, vegan, low carb, gluten free, delicious and super addictive! You can make this on the weekend and enjoy it all through the week. This makes a great in-between meal snack, midnight snack, binge watching snack, pre/post workout snack and/or even a lunch box snack! With so many options, I am sure this spicy almond snack is going to be a regular feature in my pantry.
Spicy Garlic Almonds
- 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 15 seconds. Then add roasted almonds to the pan. Mix well to coat the almonds. Continue to fry for a minute. Take it off the pan and let it cool.
If you liked this recipe, then you must check out these recipes that are similar to this one - Chickpea & Edamame Crispies and Moong Dal snack. Some other crunchy munchy snacks are Thattai, Chegodilu/Ring Muruku, Kurmura Chiwda, Sabudana Chakli and Yogurt Berry Protein Bark.