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Recipe for Roasted Curried Almonds

Updated on May 19, 2013
Roasted Almonds with Curry and Red Pepper
Roasted Almonds with Curry and Red Pepper | Source
Wailua Falls, Kauai, Hawaii
Wailua Falls, Kauai, Hawaii | Source

Hmmm Hmmmm NUTS!

Oh boy! Oh Boy! This is one of my favorite snacks to make!

I LOVE almonds. But, I can almost promise that most of you have not had roasted "Curry" almonds with red pepper.

All those who have, stand up and say "HEY". And if you have, then you know what I'm talking about!

This recipe is so easy to make and is perfect to have in dishes around the house when company comes over or for that New Year's Eve Party you are planning this weekend.

Having lived in Hawaii for over 20 years, there are many recipes that I picked up on and I am so grateful to my Ohana and my friends who taught me the correct way to make the "island style" grub.

As we say in Hawaii, these almonds... "Broke Da Mouth" (trust me..it's a good thing!) *grin*

Alright my fellow Hubbers, I give to you the "Broke Da Mouth" recipe for "Roasted Curry Almonds! Enjoy!


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Celebrating the Almond

Almonds give us a reason to celebrate. Researchers and nutritionists tell us that nuts not only taste good, but they are extremely good for you!

Almonds happen to be one of the most nutritious nuts of all nuts.
As we, the consumer become more dedicated to living a healthy life-style, these researchers and experts find that adding whole and natural foods to our diet is part of the prescription for physical wellness. Almonds play a big part of that picture.

The Multiple Benefits of Almonds

  • Almonds reduce Heart Attack Risk: A Study at a Loma Linda School of Public Health showed those who consumed nuts five times a week had a 50% reduction in the risk of having a heart attack.
  • Almonds are lower in Cholesterol: Almonds added to our diet have a more favorable effect on blood cholesterol levels and a lower percentage on weight gain.
  • Almonds play a role in Cancer Prevention – It is well known that almonds are low in saturated fat and also contain many other protective nutrients: Calcium and magnesium (for strong bones) Vitamin E and compounds called phytochemicals (which may help protect against cardiovascular disease and even cancer.)
  • One ounce (approximately 25 almonds) will contain as much calcium as ¼ cup of milk which is vital in preventing osteoporosis.
  • For all the “Mommies-to-be”, almonds are a wonderful source of the folic acid which you need!

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Recipe calls for 1 Eggwhite1/8 tsp. ground red pepper2 1/2 tsp. course salt2 tsp. curry powder2 cups of  whole almonds
Recipe calls for 1 Eggwhite
Recipe calls for 1 Eggwhite | Source
1/8 tsp. ground red pepper
1/8 tsp. ground red pepper | Source
2 1/2 tsp. course salt
2 1/2 tsp. course salt | Source
2 tsp. curry powder
2 tsp. curry powder | Source
2 cups of  whole almonds
2 cups of whole almonds | Source

Nutritional Value Per Serving

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/2 Cup
Calories 413
Calories from Fat324
% Daily Value *
Fat 36 g55%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Carbohydrates 14 g5%
Sugar 3 g
Fiber 8 g32%
Protein 15 g30%
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Preparation and Bake Time for Roasted Curry Almonds

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 4 servings: Each serving is 1/2 Cup

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tsp. coarse salt
  • 2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/8 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 2 Cups blanched or unblanched whole almonds
  • 1 Eggwhite

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease a 13 x 9" baking pan.
  2. Mix salt, curry powder and red pepper in a small cup.
  3. Place nuts in a colander and set aside.
  4. Beat egg white in a small cup until foamy.
  5. Place Colander of nuts over the sink and pour egg white over nuts, stirring with fork to coat.
  6. Pour nuts into prepared baking pan.
  7. Sprinkle with salt mixture and turn to coat evenly.
  8. Once coated, spread nuts evenly in a single layer.
  9. Bake at 275 degrees (preheated oven) for 30 minutes, stirring nuts 3-4 times.
  10. Turn off oven, and allow nuts to stand for additional 30 minutes in oven.
  11. Remove from oven; cool completely in pan.

How Would You Rate This Recipe

4 stars from 5 ratings of Curried Almonds

Storing Your Nuts!

Nuts can be stored in air-tight container and in refrigerator up to 3 months. (But I honeslty don't think there will be any nuts left to store)... I'm just sayin'!

Elizabeth Rayen
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About the Author

Lisa has directed and acted in musical theatre for nearly 30 years. Her musical upbringing allowed her to pursue her career in teaching and directing and continues to direct shows today. As the owner of 2 online Home Décor sites, Lisa’s passion for Rustic Living all begins with her love for the home, outdoors, and her many hobbies. Lisa loves to laugh, and she share’s that love through her comedic hubs centered on her MOM. Lisa’s passions include writing, directing, acting, photography, singing, cooking, crafts, gardening, and home improvement, including decorating. Lisa also writes under her penned name, Elizabeth Rayen.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      ooo I do too missolive.. and you are so welcome!!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Awesome HSB! The salt is a tricky one, but the best thing you can do is to experiment like you did. I'm glad you tried them out... *send me some!! tee hee

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      what an interesting recipe! I have to give this a try. I love almonds.

      Thank you for sharing!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      I made these today. They are pretty good. I used regular salt (1/4 tsp.) but I think it needs more than that. I used cayenne pepper for the red pepper and used the quantities that you stated. They were not too spicy. In fact, if I make them again, I will make them more spicy! Great recipe.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      I have never used regular salt with this recipe. If you try it with regular salt, I would use only 1/4 tsp. Coarse salt is more forgiving.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Can you use regular salt instead of the coarse ground?

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Thanks for asking HSB. The given recipe is about mild-medium spicey. But then again, everyone's taste is so different. Where one thinks it's not spicey at all, another may need a gallon of water cause they think it's too spicy. I personally don't think it's that spicey, however, the really cool thing about this is that you can cut the red pepper and the curry in half or increase it as your taste buds can handle it. Try starting out with half of what the recipe calls for, then experiment.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      I can't wait to try this. I have it bookmarked. Are they very spicy? My husband loves spicy, but my stomach revolts at it. just askin?

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Hi novascotiamiss, I'm glad you liked it. It is yummy!

      That's strange about the "Sticking". The glass dish might be an answer. Also, try using a non-stick pan or lining the pan with wax paper. I know when I've done nuts in the past, I would used wax paper if needed. As far as the smell.. Never had it smell that strong, however, remember, I was in Hawaii, and our windows are open pretty much all the time there. Two good points for the readers! Thank you so much for the tips!

      Blessings,

      ~Lisa

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      novascotiamiss 5 years ago from Nova Scotia, Canada

      I tried out your recipe and absolutely loved it. However, there were two downsides:

      1: The curry mix stuck to the metal baking pan and I struggled to get it off. Next time I'll try with a glass dish.

      2: Our house smelt like an Indian Restaurant for a day or so. Therefore, this recipe should only be made when you can air properly. I'll definitely make it again and experiment a bit with it. Next time with a hotter curry and less salt.I love the taste of the roasted almonds!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Thank you! I really appreciate your comments!

      Blessings,

      ~Lisa

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      Jill Spencer 5 years ago from United States

      I really like how you listed the ingredients in this hub. Great idea!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Thank you SanneL. I hope you enjoy it! They are tasty!

      Blessings,

      ~Lisa

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      SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

      This sound like a hot and delicious recipe. Up and useful. I will be trying it.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      oh, the same! What I really liked about this recipe as well is the red pepper. There is something about a spice and nuts that just compliment each other.

      Once you get the chance to try it out, let me know what you think. I like to hear people's reaction to this recipe because it is one of my favorites.

      Thanks for you comment novascotiamiss.

      Blessings,

      ~Lisa

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      novascotiamiss 5 years ago from Nova Scotia, Canada

      Awesome. I'll definitely have to try this out. I love both curry and almonds. What I really like about this recipe is that you don't need to add any oil.