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Spicy Indian Snack Mix

Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Randy Mon
Yield Serves 11 (makes 5 1/2 cups)
15 minutes. Just the thing for watching Bride and Prejudice.

Ingredients

  • 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)*

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

  3. *Find in the baking aisle.

  4. Make ahead: Store airtight up to 1 week.

  5. Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1/2 cup.