culinary review

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with Garam Masala

Last Modified: 10/23/07
First Published: 10/11/07
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This year, instead of discarding your pumpkin seeds once the carving party is over, why don't you roast them and turn them into a tasty, nutritious snack! It's really easy and of course the flavoring possibilities are endless!

To make sure the seeds cook evenly and get salted right through, I prefer to boil them in some salted water for a few minutes and then roast them. For spices, you could really mix anything together, but I thought some garam masala would flavor the seeds nicely.

Once the are cooked you can eat them right away. Some people prefer to peel/crack them, while others enjoy them just like they are. Either way, they are a perfect snack. Don't just throw away your seeds, that's such a waste since these are easy to make and quite tasty.


  • Seeds from one pumpkin (about 1 cup)
  • Water
  • salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon of garam masala

Boil seeds in salted water for about ten minutes. Dry the seeds. Whisk the egg white with the garam masala and some salt, and add the seeds. Mix well until all seeds are coated.

Bake on a sheet pan in a 375 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until golden. Once they are out of the oven, you could add a little extra garam masala and salt if they need it.

Store in an air-tight container.