Curried Cashews

By Enrique Gili
September 23, 2015, 2:13 p.m.
Curried cashews in a skillet
Making your own flavored cashews is a great cost-saving way to snack. (Photo: Enrique Gili)

About This Dish

Like to entertain and don’t have wads of cash? Try roasting cashews. The process brings out the best in these nuts, enhancing the flavor and adding more crunch. The addition of a homemade spice blend frees you from spending lots of money at the store. Mixing and matching ingredients from the spice rack is all you need to make superior of versions of these savory snacks that often sell for $12 to $15 a pound.

Prep Time
Total Time
2 cups
  1. Measuring cup
  2. Baking sheet
  3. Aluminum foil
  4. Wooden spoon or spatula
  5. Mixing bowl (optional)
  1. 2 cups raw cashews, unsalted
  2. 1 tablespoon butter
  3. 2 ounces water
  4. 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  5. 1 tablespoon curry powder
  6. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  7. 12 teaspoon paprika
  8. 12 teaspoon cumin
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place cashews in a single layer on lined baking sheet. Place baking sheet on lower rack of oven for 10 minutes to roast.
  3. Meanwhile, melt butter in large skillet over medium low heat until bubbling. Add water and bring to a low boil. Add remaining ingredients, brown sugar, curry powder, salt, paprika and cumin. Stir until dissolved. Reduce heat. Remove baking sheet from oven, add cashews to skillet and stir to ensure an even coating.
  4. Return cashews to baking sheet. Return sheet to oven and roast cashews until golden brown about 10 minutes. Place on counter to cool about 1O minutes and serve warm. Place in small ceramic bowls to prevent gorging, or store in airtight containers.