Indian Spiced Pecans

Iced tea with mint is definitely the drink of choice. Add these exotic nuts to basmati rice, rice pudding or poultry dishes, especially Curried Chicken Salads.

A member of the ginger family, cardamom is a warm, sweet- spicy aromatic that can be detected in a lot of Indian and Scandinavian cooking. If you don’t have any, simply increase the ground ginger to ¾ teaspoon. Also try this recipe with pistachio nuts.

Indian Spiced Pecans
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Serves: 2 cups
  • 2 cups raw pecan halves
  • 1 large egg white (2 tablespoons)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place pecans and oil in a large bowl and toss until well mixed.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and toss until completely covered with mixture.
  4. Transfer to the prepared sheet and arrange in a single layer.
  5. Place in the oven and cook, stirring every 15 minutes, until lightly colored and dried out, about 45 minutes.
  6. Immediately loosen the nuts with a spatula and set aside to cool.