Sweet and Spicy Curried Nuts- Gifts for the Holidays #SundaySupper

Its the beginning of the Holiday season and for us Hindus our biggest festival Diwali is round the corner too!That makes for double celebrations this month!We also exchange gifts and sweets with friends and family during this time and nothing says it better than a home made gift from your kitchen.Who doesn’t like edible gifts?Its fun, its tasty, its personal and it comes from the heart!

I love munching on nuts and there’s something about the sweet and spicy ones that I find hard to resist!My Sweet and Spicy Curried Nuts make for an ideal holiday gift!I have to warn you though that these are addictive!Highly Addictive!I’ve used a combination of Cashews, Walnuts and Hazelnuts, but you could use any nut of your choice.I’ve also gone one step ahead and used Extra Virgin Coconut Oil that gives it so much for more depth of flavor and pairs beautifully with the curry powder!

When you first bite into it there’s this hint of sweet, followed by the spices and the coconut in the background and then the ginger hits the palette and somehow you find yourself, craving for more and more and more!


Sweet and Spicy Curried Nuts- Gifts for the Holidays #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

A combination of nuts roasted with Indian spices for a sweet, spicy,crunchy healthy snack or a holiday gift!


  • Cashews,Walnut halves,and Hazelnuts-2 cups
  • Ground Cumin-1 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger Powder-1/2 tsp
  • Curry Powder-1/2 tsp
  • Cayenne-1/2 tsp
  • Sugar-2 tbsp
  • Salt-1 tsp
  • Extra Virgin Coconut Oil-2 tbsp


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a pan heat the Coconut Oil and with all the spices on low heat and stir for about 5-6 seconds until they're aromatic.
  4. Pour the mixture over the nuts and add the sugar and salt.Mix well.
  5. Spread the nuts in a single layer on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Cool completely.Pack them in small air tight jars!

Our host for this event is the lovely Susan Pridmore from The Wimpy Vegetarian .We have 50 ideas with recipes from our group for holiday gifts, hostess gifts, or just something you might want to gift yourself with :-) .


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  1. I’m relatively new to curry flavors, but I love sweet & spicy so I think this would be wonderful!
    Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories) recently posted..Food Memories of Hostess: Wonder Bread and TwinkiesMy Profile

  2. Every time I eat nuts I think about those who cannot and I feel sad. Nuts are so good for us and I love the crunch and taste. I’m definitely going to try these nuts over the holidays!
    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef recently posted..CADA BreakfastMy Profile

  3. Hi Soni. These are truly my kind of snack. I love sweet and spicy together. A great gift idea too but I would probably eat them all before I had a chance to gift them. Great recipe. Have a lovely weekend.
    Suzi recently posted..Cherry Filled Puff Pastry ShellsMy Profile

  4. I have to agree one jar would not be enough around here!

  5. I snack on raw almonds all the time. BUT I love love this recipe, and this recipe would be a perfect traveling snack:-) Hugs, Terra

  6. these have such wonderful spices, and i love the use of coconut oil! i’ve got to try these!
    Jenn and Seth recently posted..Thick and Creamy, Earl Grey and Lavender Hot ChocolateMy Profile

  7. I really like the sweet and spicy flavor in the nuts. They are the best gift for holidays.
    Enjoy the celebration of Diwali with your family and friends!
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  8. Love these spicy nuts! I would definitely have to make a double batch so I could have some to give away. What a great Sunday Supper idea! Loving all of these wonderful gift treat ideas!!!
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  9. These sounded amazing just from the title, but learning that they are made with coconut oil just pushed them WAY over the top! I’m not sure I could give these away…I’d just eat them all myself :)

  10. yummmy! adding spices to nuts sound so perfect. I would be eating them all day long.
    Sarah recently posted..Butter and Blackberry Jam thumbprint cookies #SundaySupperMy Profile

  11. Oh my, I think 1 jar is not enough for me, Soni! Love the nuts and the spice in it plus the coconut oil…..gosh! This snack is definitely perfect to serve your guests at home during the Diwali. Happy Diwali to you and your family!
    Faye Leong recently posted..Homemade Chocolates – Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen #SundaySupperMy Profile

  12. Mmmm happy early Diwali my friend :D
    Eat many lots of nuts :) these look delish!

    Choc Chip Uru
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  13. The flavours you have used with these nuts sounds wonderful
    Laura Hunter recently posted..Nutella Truffles #SundaySupperMy Profile

  14. I’m allergic to nuts, unfortunately, but I love the spices and the use of coconut oil. Maybe I could make this with pine nuts and seeds? It looks soooo good.
    The Wimpy Vegetarian recently posted..#SundaySupper Gifts From the Kitchen : Harissa!My Profile

  15. This would be nice at a family gathering! Loving the spices, Soni!
    Lyn @LovelyPantry recently posted..Parmesan Quinoa & Pine Nut Muffins for #MuffinMondayMy Profile

  16. I love spiced nuts. It makes such a nice gift for people. Great for parties.
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  17. What a great idea… I can’t wait to try this beautiful gift from the kitchen!
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  18. Never had nuts with these flavors! Really different!
    Cindys recipes and Writings recently posted..Herb Vinegars #SundaySupperMy Profile

  19. My father-in-law loves mixed nuts and I bet the girls would love to make these for him. Thanks for sharing a different twist to mixed nuts!
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  20. Such an easy gift! Perfect for giving to teachers and others for the holidays.

  21. Wish I could afford the nuts, it looks so good!
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  22. I love the idea of adding the coconut oil to go with the curry. Perfect!
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  23. I don’t think I could resist these nuts, either. They look delicious, and I love the combo of spices. I wouldn’t mind getting a jar of these during the holidays. Pinned!
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  24. This sounds delicious! I love nut mixes! I will have to try it soon! Thanks for sharing.
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  25. Yup. I am completely and totally addicted to any sort of spiced nuts. I would have a hard time not eating all of these myself. They sound delicious!
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  26. Mmmm…you are speaking my language! Love your take on these.
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  27. I love sweet and spicy nuts. Definitely have to try this curried variation. (Do I have to give them away?)
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  28. Yes, we love munching and nuts are so good. I love your recipe and the combination of spice with a hint of sweetness. Yum!
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  29. Spiced nuts are the ultimate holiday snack and curry is one of my absolute flavors. Highly addictive might be an understatement for me! Great recipe Soni. And I love your new page!
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  30. I know I would love these for sure. What a fantastic gift to give!!
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  31. I’m dreaming about the hint of coconut flavor plus the curry on the nuts. Super yum! Great gift and snack to have around.
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  32. Oh my those look good, I love all the flavors that you have put into this.
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  33. I have so many nut lovers in the family – they will love this idea! Thank you for sharing, Soni! Have a fabulous Sunday!
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  34. My mouth is watering just thinking about how delish this combo is! YUM!
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  35. I love spiced nuts. But with curry? OMG!!!
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  36. Oh my goodness, these curried nuts look fantastic. I bet they taste just as wonderful. What a great gift idea!
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