Put the almonds into a bowl and pour over enough boiling water to cover. Leave for 5 minutes, then drain, refresh under cold running water and drain again. Using your fingers, rub the skins off the almonds and cut in half.
Heat the ghee or smen in a large, heavy-based frying pan, add the nuts and dried fruit and cook, stirring, for 4–5 minutes until the nuts begin to colour. Toss in the chilli and lime rind and cook for a further 2–3 minutes, then season with salt and add the coriander. Serve immediately.