Indulge in healthy yet nutritious delights with the goodness of almonds and walnuts, suggest experts. Celebrity chef Vicky Ratnani suggests almond recipes:

Makhnee Masala Almonds

60g – Almonds
Salt to taste
5ml- Olive oil
1½ tsp- Makhnee Gravy Masala (dry)


* Toss the almonds with the spices and olive oil, sea salt and toast it in a pan for 7 minutes in a moderate oven.

Rasam Spiked Almonds

60g- Almonds
1tsp- Sea Salt
5ml- Olive oil
1tbsp- Coriander seeds
2- Dry red chilies
1tbsp- Toor (arhar) dal
1tbsp- Bengal gram (channa dal)
1tbsp- Black peppercorns
1tbsp- Cumin seeds (jeera)


* Toast the almonds with sea salt and olive oil. Set aside.

* In the same pan, dry roast the red chilli, channa dal and toor dal on medium flame until the dals are golden in colour.

* Transfer to a plate to cool.

* Roast the coriander seeds and pepper until fragrant. Add the jeera at the end, and roast it till it starts popping. Let all the ingredients cool completely.

* Powder them fine in a mixer, add it to the almonds and then store in an airtight container.


Celebrity Chef Sabyasachi Gorai, on behalf of California Walnuts, has curated walnut recipes:

Tropical mango, walnut and turmeric smoothie bowl

Flesh from half a mango (reserving a few slices to garnish)
1 small piece of fresh turmeric
Half a banana
200ml- Coconut milk
Squeeze of lime juice (plus a little zest to garnish)
8- walnut halves
A handful of raspberries and blueberries
1- passion fruit
1tbsp- Coconut flakes


* Place the mango, turmeric, banana and coconut milk into a blender and blitz until smooth. Add lime juice to taste and blend again until combined.

* Pour the smoothie into a bowl and garnish with the reserved mango, berries, walnuts, passion fruit, lime zest and coconut flakes.

Walnut Mango Bowl

300g- Flesh of a mango
800g- Natural, sugar-free yogurt
40ml- Milk
4- Ice cubes
1/4 tsp- Cardamom
60g- Walnuts


* Grind the mango together with half of walnuts, the yogurt, the milk, the ice cubes and the ground cardamom.

* If the mixture is too thick, add water or milk until the desired consistency is achieved.

* Pour the mango lassi into four bowls and decorate with the rest of the California walnuts (some of them grated) grated cocoa, sheets of mango and ground cardamom.