Fried Almonds in Ghee

Eyal Shpringer

צילום: אורי שפרינגר

This simple Ayurvedic recipe of fried almonds in ghee is taken from Ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of medicine. It is used to treat Vata imbalances, specifically cold, dryness, and anxiety conditions.

The recipe is commonly used in Ayurvedic diagnosis-based treatments for nervous system disorders, including various conditions defined as Vata disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, seizures, racing thoughts, restlessness, and epilepsy. The recipe is perfect for thin people with dry skin and during the autumn when the weather becomes very dry. It makes a tasty snack or addition to salads, grains, or vegetables.

Ingredients for fried almonds in ghee

  • 1 cup almonds, soaked in water
  • 2 tablespoons ghee


  • Pour hot water over the almonds and peel them
  • Heat the ghee in a pan and add the almonds
  • Fry over medium heat until almonds are lightly golden brown and aromatic
  • Add warming spices such as cinnamon if desired

Eyal Shpringer, A Chinese medicine practitioner and a clinical herbalist specializing in Chinese nutrition and traditional nutritional approaches. Eyal holds a master’s degree in research of East Asian medicines. Since 2007 he has been teaching a postgraduate training program in Chinese and oriental nutrition according to the TEF method and other courses and workshops for practitioners. Eyal co-authored the bestselling book Cooking for Life: A Traditional Nutrition Cookbook for Cancer Patients (Hebrew).

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