- pumpkin seeds ½ cup
- Canola oil ½ tbsp
- Powdered white sugar 1 tsp
- Ground cumin ¼ tsp
- Cinnamon powder ¼ tsp
- Red chili powder ¼ tsp
- Salt ¼ tsp, or less • 1 kcal
- Honey 1 tbsp
Spicy pumpkin seeds is a super simple and easy to prepare dish. The hot and sweet spice combination of this recipe makes it so appealing and you can relish it in many different forms. The crunch of pumpkin seeds it enhanced after dry roasting and a thin caramel coating of honey and sugar gives it an amazing texture.
These highly nutritious pumpkin seeds are a wonderful source of healthy fats and vital minerals. Top these over your favorite soup for supper, add to a bowl full of crunchy salad for lunch, sprinkle them over a bowl of healthy freshly cut fruits for breakfast, top these over your favorite dessert or enjoy them as such to turn your everyday dish to a gourmet preparation.
You will be surprised how wonderfully even the fuzziest member of your family will relish these!
Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and lightly brush the foil with canola oil. Heat a thick bottom pan at medium flame and add pumpkin seeds to it. Dry roast the seeds for 4 to 5 minutes or until it is slightly roasted while stirring them constantly.
Add canola oil, sugar, cumin powder, red chili powder, cinnamon powder and salt to the toasted seeds and stir the mix on low flame for about a minute or two.
Add honey and heat the mixture while the honey starts to boil and the spice mixes slightly thick in consistency while stirring the mixture continuously. Turn off the heat and remove the seeds on to the greased aluminum sheet.
Cool the mix to room temperature. Carefully separate the seeds and they are ready to be eaten!
Maintain the heating temperature and prefer to cook the dish on low flame. Continuously stir the mixture and seeds almost for the entire time you are preparing this dish. Do not over cook and burn the honey and be extra watchful from the time you add honey to the spiced seeds.
Nutritional information (per serving): 94 Calories, 4.4g Total fat (0.5g Saturated fat, 1.6g Polyunsaturated fat, 2g Monounsaturated fat), 0mg Cholesterol, 255.5mg Sodium, 105.7mg Potassium, 12.6g Total carbohydrates (1.7g Dietary fiber, 6.6g Sugars), 2g Protein