Recipe: Crunchy spiced Indian snacks

Recipe: Crunchy spiced Indian snacks

Image: Maya Visnyei/Recipe and Styling: Claire Stubbs/Styling: Ann Marie Favot


Recipe: Crunchy spiced Indian snacks

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  • 2 cups fried noodles
  • 2 cups crispy brown rice puffed cereal
  • 1 cup dried roasted chickpeas (chana)
  • 1 cup fried green lentils (moong dal)
  • 1 cup plantain chips
  • ½ cup roasted peanuts
  • ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Mexican chili lime seasoning
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds


1 Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2 In a large bowl, stir together the first seven ingredients (noodles through pumpkin seeds), tossing to combine well; set aside.

3 In a small bowl, stir together the chili lime seasoning, curry powder, garam masala, garlic powder and turmeric; set aside. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.

4 Add the mustard and cumin seeds and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until the mixture is sizzling and fragrant.

5 Remove the pan from the heat and pour the spiced butter evenly over the fried noodle and nut mixture. Toss with a large spoon to combine.

6 Sprinkle with the dry spice mixture and toss again to combine evenly.

7 Spread the mixture out onto a large baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until the mixture is lightly browned. Allow to cool and serve.

Tip: Mexican chili lime seasoning is a dry spice mixture of chili powder, salt and dehydrated lime that can be found in stores that carry Mexican products. We used Tajin Ciasico Seasoning blend.

Prep and cook time: 30 minutes.
Makes 8 cup


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Recipe: Crunchy spiced Indian snacks