There are countless varieties of this ubiquitous Indian snack mix, made with varying combinations of nuts, fruit, spices, and other ingredients. Cookbook author Smita Chandra's version of the addictive nibble is the best we've had, with four kinds of nuts (cashew, peanut, almond, pistachio), plus sweet raisins, nutty coconut, and poha, dried flattened rice flakes. Ingalls Photography
Trail mix is the perfect snack—it’s customizable and satisfying, and every handful is different. So it’s no surprise that such nut + seed + dried fruit + whatever-else-is-in-the-pantry recipes are a hit all over the world. From Swedish nuts and seeds, spiced and tossed with balsamic, to Indian Hot Mix, these global trail mixes satisfy all our mid-day cravings.