Nuts and dried fruit are energy dense, but they’re both good for us. The base of trail mix, nuts and dried fruit are two foods that can help us lose weight. Nuts are packed with healthy fats, protein and fiber, three nutrients that help keep us full. Fruit delivers fiber and other key vitamins and minerals.
- 1 to 2 cups Makhana (Foxnuts)
- 1/2 to 1 cup Cashews
- 1/2 to 1 cup Peanuts
- 1 cup Almonds
- 1 tsp. Ghee
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper Powder
- 1/4 tsp. Pink Salt
- 1/2 tsp. Curry Leaves Powder (optional)
Place Makhana or Fox Nuts in a heavy bottom pan. Adjust the heat between low and medium. Dry roast them until crisp and light pink in color. Make sure to stir them constantly. Should be done in 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer them to a wide bowl.
Add ghee and cashews to the pan. On a low heat, keep stirring until light pink. Transfer the cashews to a separate plate.
In the same pan and leftover ghee/oil, add peanuts. On a low-medium heat, keep stirring for about 3 to 4 minutes until start cracking or changing their color to light pink. Transfer the peanuts to cashews plate.
Finally, add almonds to the same pan and leftover ghee. Keep stirring on low-medium heat until fragrant and turn light pink. Transfer them to a plate.
Once all four cool down to room temperature. Place them together in the same pan.
Sprinkle some black-pepper powder, Curry leaves powder, and Pink salt. Toss them together and it’s ready to serve or store in an airtight container.
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Yummy Nuts And Dried Fruit Trail Mix 😊
Notes: This Nuts & Dry Fruit Trail Mix combination is very very close to my heart. My mom used to make it for Navaratri fasting. Exactly, the same combination ( plus a handful of dry roasted melon seeds).
The trail mix is absolutely addictive. I remember that I started observing fasts (from my 8th grade) just because of this recipe. Only after offering prayers to the Goddess, mom used to give us a glass of milk and a bowl of trail mix.
Milk, trail mix, and a fruit was our typical Navaratri breakfast 🥛🍌
Now I make it whenever I feel like, and finish it in no time.
We may always add or skip any of the nuts and dried fruits of our choice. Walnuts, pecans, pistachios, pine nuts, and coconut are some of my other favorites. Edible seeds such as melon, and pumpkin seeds are also good to add to it.