Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

crispy roasted chickpeas

The chickpea or chick pea (Cicer arietinum) is an annual legume of the family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. It's different types are variously known as gram or Bengal gram, garbanzo or garbanzo bean, and Egyptian pea. Chickpea seeds are high in protein. It is one of the earliest cultivated legumes and 7500-year-old remains have been found in the Middle East.

 

Chickpea is a key ingredient in hummus, chana masala, and can be ground into flour and made into falafel. It is also used in salads, soups and stews. Also can be used to make namkeens (tea time snacks). The chickpea is important in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine and in 2016, India produced 64% of the world's total chickpeas.

 

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas is a delicious vegan, gluten free snack, an easy to make snack (or time time snack), that is packed with the goodness of protein and fibre. Also you need few ingredients to make them. You can use either canned chickpeas to make them or you can boil the chickpeas to make this snack.

 

These oven baked chickpeas are both, a tasty and a healthy snack and can be stored for a week in an air tight container. You just need to toss them with some olive oil and some spices, then roast them in the oven until they gets crunchy. They’ll stay crispy for a few days if stored in a resealable bag at room temperature.

 

I love these crispy roasted chickpeas and I can't resist myself to make and have such delicious snacks. You can also use these as a yummy salad topping.

 

I got this recipe from my mother. When we were kids she used to make these yummy snacks at home and we all loved them and normally have the with chai (an Indian tea).

 

Now a days I make them and then store them in an air tight container and can have them for a week or so.

 

  Recipe Servings: 4 - 5
  Cooking time: 45 Minutes

Ingredients

 

  • Canned Chickpeas - 400 grams
  • Cumin Powder (Jeera Powder) - 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1.5 tsp (or as per taste)
  • Olive Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste

Preparation

  • Pre-heat the oven at 180° C for about 7 minutes.

 

  • Take out the chickpeas from the cans and place them in a sieve or in a strainer.

 

  • Wash them properly under the running water, to wash off any preservatives or extra salt from them.

 

  • If you want you can boil the chickpeas at home and can use them instead of canned ones.

 

  • Now place the drained and washed chickpeas on a kitchen towel.

 

  • Place the second kitchen towel on the top of chickpeas and rub them gently in the middle. Pat dry the chickpeas until they are completely dry.

 

  • Now line a baking pan with the parchment paper and put the dried chickpeas on it. Keep in mind to spread the chickpeas in a single layer on a baking sheet.

 

  • Roast the dried chickpeas in the oven for 15 minutes.

 

  • Then take them from the oven, but keep in mind not to leave the oven open.

 

  • Drizzle some olive oil on the chickpeas and mix them around with your hands so that they are evenly coated.

 

  • Sprinkle salt as per your taste, red chilli powder and cumin powder. Mix them with your hands so that they gets even coating of spices.

 

  • Now place them back in the oven and roast for another 15 minutes or until they are golden and crispy.

 

  • Let them cool and then store in an airtight container.

 

  • Yummy crispy roasted chickpea snack is ready.

 

  • Enjoy with your loved ones.