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Madrasi food is fun - and cooking Madrasi food is even more fun! I’ve recently discovered my love for Madrasi food. For those who don’t know, Madras is India’s 5th largest city, and is quite known for its unique dishes.Who else loves dry fruits? Such a silly question though. I mean, who doesn’t like dry fruits?Before I begin with my today’s recipe, many of you may not know some of the nuts we think of as nuts, are actually dried fruits! Let me tell you that I’m a crazy dry fruit lover, and love trying dishes that include nuts & almonds, etc. Although consuming too much dry fruits give me pimples occasionally, I still can’t stop.Another thing I’d like to mention here is that, in addition to great taste, nuts are also extremely nutritious. They have various health benefits, which most people don’t know about. They contain proteins, vitamins, dietary fibers, and minerals like iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium - all that help keep your body’s nutrients balanced. Walnuts, in particular, are extremely beneficial for people with blood pressure issues, as they contain L- arginine - an amino acid - which relaxes & eases the blood vessels, and allows the blood to flow freely. This reduces the stress on the circulatory system & decreases blood pressure. Fiber present in nuts also reduces the release of hunger hormone, preventing us from overeating. In this way, it also helps with weight loss. In love with walnuts? Well, you should be!Now that I’ve listed down all the reasons why I love dried fruits, let’s get back to the recipe. Here, I’ll be sharing one of my favorite Madrasi dishes with you. It’s basically called Madras nuts, and they are super tasty!
- 1 cup cashews
- 1 cup pecans
- 1 cup walnuts
- salt, as per your preference
- 3 tbsp cannaoil
- ½ tbsp ground cardamom
- 1 tbsp ground cumin
- 2 tbsp curry powder
- a pinch of cayenne
- Pre-heat the oven (300° F.)
- Take a large-sized bowl and add cannabis-infused oil along with all the ingredients in it. Mix it well.
- Take a rimmed baking sheet and spread the mixture on it (in a single layer).
- Bake it for about 20-25 mins. Keep stirring after small intervals.
- Let the nuts cool down completely.
- Store them in an airtight jar.