Fresh curry leaves, found in Indian markets and specialty produce stores, add a tart, aromatic flavor to this mix. They may be omitted, if unavailable.

Martha Stewart Living, June 1999


Recipe Summary

Makes 5 cups


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  • Heat the oil in a small skillet set over medium heat until very hot but not smoking, about 1 minute. Add the mustard and coriander seeds, and heat until mustard seeds crackle, about 2 minutes. Add the curry leaves; stir to combine. Add cashews, almonds, turmeric, and cayenne pepper. Increase heat to medium high. Use a flat spatula to stir and turn over the ingredients, combining the flavors and toasting the nuts evenly, about 10 minutes.

  • Remove from heat, and add the lemon juice, cilantro, and salt. Nuts may be served warm or at room temperature. The mix may be made a day in advance and kept at room temperature in an airtight container.