Chilli cashews

Starters and snacks


Spicy, salty, warm cashews and a cold beer to go with some Saturday night TV?  Yes please!

Any nuts will be tasty if you don’t have cashews, it’s just that cashews are the traditional ones for this more-ish Thai bar snack and to my mind work best.

Here’s a link to a short video ‘how to make’ … or just keep reading if you prefer!

Measurements aren’t really needed here but this will be enough for one or two.

So … put the wok or frying pan on a medium-low heat whilst getting the ‘ingredients’ together, and of course do adjust to taste.

scant tablespoon oil

around 1/4 pound cashews

a clove of finely chopped garlic

1 tsp dried chilli flakes

1/2 tsp each salt and sugar

Add the oil to the pan, and when hot, tip in the cashews, garlic and chilli flakes, and stir-fry until the cashews are browned, probably around 3-5 minutes.

Keep the heat medium to low so the garlic and chilli don’t burn.


Once the nuts are brown, remove from heat, add the salt and sugar to taste and mix well.

And then just try to wait until they’ve cooled down a little before eating!


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