Spicy Indian Snack Mix

Spicy Indian Snack MixRecipe
Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Randy Mon
15 minutes. Just the thing for watching Bride and Prejudice.


Serves 11 (makes 5 1/2 cups)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 171
Caloriesfromfat 53 %
Protein 2.8 g
Fat 10 g
Satfat 3.2 g
Carbohydrate 18 g
Fiber 0.9 g
Sodium 229 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


1 quart crisp puffed rice cereal such as Rice Krispies
1 cup salted cashews
1 cup dried banana chips, broken in pieces
1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons brown mustard seeds
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon citric acid powder (Ball Fruit-Fresh)*


1. Combine cereal, cashews, and banana chips in a large bowl.

2. Cook oil and mustard seeds in a small covered frying pan over medium heat until seeds pop, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients. Scrape from pan over cereal and mix to coat.

*Find in the baking aisle.

Make ahead: Store airtight up to 1 week.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1/2 cup.