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Roasted cashews in a glass jar

Masala Roasted Cashews

Crunchy and spicy masala roasted cashews are an easy tea time snack. This quick to make snack recipe requires just a handful of ingredients.
Course Appetizer / Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 766kcal
Author Manju


  • 2 cups whole raw cashew nuts
  • 2 teaspoon ghee melted
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ tsp Himalayan black salt optional
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt use ¾ teaspoon if not using black salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper corns crushed
  • ½ teaspoon chat masala
  • 7-8 curry leaves


Oven roasted cashews

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • To roast cashews in the oven, toss the cashews with ghee, spices and curry leaves.
  • Spread out in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silpat.
  • Bake for 12-15 mins. Toss in between to ensure even baking.

Air Fryer roasted cashews

  • Preheat to 200F
  • Toss the cashews with ghee, spices and curry leaves.
  • Spread out in a single layer on the basket tray of the air fryer.
  • Air fry for 25-30 mins.

Pan roasted cashews

  • Heat the ghee in a skillet over low heat.
  • Add the cashews and toss them around. Keep tossing or moving the cashews to keep them from getting burnt.
  • Once they change color and start to brown, add the spices and mix well.


Time estimates in the recipe card are for the oven roasted method, which is the recommended method for quick and evenly roasted cashews.
Store roasted cashews in an airtight jar once they are completely cool. You can keep this in the pantry for up to a month.


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 766kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 1179mg | Potassium: 851mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 71mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 9mg