Baked Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas in the oven!! a delicious snack recipe that I recently came across, while searching for some savory snacks for parties. I cook Chickpeas in typical North Indian style like Chole Masala, Pindi Chole or use it in my Spinach Kabuli Chana Pulao. Hummus is another family favourite with chips or Falafel bites. My kids also love Chole-Chaat a snack made with Chole Masala, papadi(deep-fried flatbreads) with tangy and spicy chutneys. This recipe for baked Chickpeas I got from here. I took the tips and pointers from the recipe and modified a bit to suit my requirement. The result was a crispy and crunchy chickpeas snack, I seasoned the baked chickpeas only with salt, red chilli powder and dried parsley and enjoyed with our evening tea. Kids liked it too and have asked me to make again for their lunchboxes. To make these healthy, nutritious snack very little oil and a minimum of spices are used. You can season it with any spices that your choice like Chaat Masala or curry powder. I am going to try the Cajun Spice mix, that I used for my Cajun Potatoes to season these chickpeas. A gluten-free treat that is suitable for people on low fat/oil diets and for vegans too.

Pre-boiled chickpeas are used for making these baked chickpeas. I used one can of the chickpeas. You can use more than one as per your requirement. Few tips that one should keep in mind while baking Chickpeas to get the right crunch…

  • Drain the liquid completely from the chickpeas.
  • Dry the chickpeas completely on a clean kitchen towel or tissue paper.
  • Toss the chickpeas in 1-2 tsp of oil depending on the quantity of chickpeas used.
  • Keep on tossing the chickpeas after every 15 minutes.
  • Season the chickpeas with salt only while putting to bake. Season with other spices once these are done.
  • These taste best when fresh and warm. You can make ahead, store in an air-tight container and toast in oven for few minutes before serving.

Let’s see how I made these Baked Chickpeas.

Baked Chickpea Snacks

A healthy and tasty baked Chickpea snack suitable for all the age groups. Toss in the seasoning of your choice, enjoy with your tea, or add up in your salads or soups for a crunch. A gluten-free and suitable for diabetics and vegan, perfect to be served at parties and get-togethers.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, snacks
Keyword: Baked, baking, Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Author: Swati

Ingredients

  • 1/7 can /oz Boiled Chickpeas or Garbanzo beans
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil or use any flavourless oil
  • Red Chilli Powder/Chilli flakes as required
  • Dried Parsley as required

Instructions

  • Strain the chickpeas and liquid from the can, completely. Rinse under the tap water. 
  • Pat dry the chickpeas completely on a clean kitchen towel or tissue paper. The chickpeas will feel dry and peel off. Discard the peels that come out while washing and drying.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400F or 200C.
  • On a dry baking tray, spread the chickpeas, toss with 1 tbsp of oil, and salt and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes at 400 F or 200C.
  • In between at the interval of 15 minutes keep on shaking the tray for even baking of chickpeas.
  • After 30-40 minutes, chickpeas will be dry and the color will a bit dark as compared to before baking.
  • Take out of the oven and toss in the spices and herbs of your choice. Once cooled store in an air-tight container or serve hot.

If you still haven’t tried these baked Chickpeas then do try out these. I promise you will love to bake these again for your anytime munching or get-togethers.

I am taking these for Bake-A-Thon Dec’18

Bakeathon

Check out the other bloggers doing this Bake-a-Thon An InLinkz Link-up.

Linking this post to MLLA #123, conceptualized by Susan and hosted by Lisa. This month’s MLLA is being hosted by Archana, a very talented and experienced blogger, blogging at The Mad Scientist Kitchen.

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Also taking my Baked Chickpeas to Angies’ #256 Friday Fiesta where the co-hosts this week are..Mollie @ Frugal Hausfrau and Liz @ spades, spatulas & spoons.

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Author: Swati

Some who believes 'EAT WELL, READ DAILY, TRAVEL OFTEN AND LAUGH KHUL KE'!!! Hi!! Swati here!!! Chef, Chocolatier, food admirer, reader, love to travel, listen to music, Bollywood and shoot nature and food pics!! Welcome to my Foodtrails and join me in my food adventure!!

22 thoughts

  1. I have tried the fried version of these and have been wanting to try the baked one , this recipe looks perfect ! The roasted chickpeas would make a fantastic munch anytime of the day – a guilt free and healthy snack .

  2. I make this regularly , and my family and especially the husband absolutely adores the guilt free snack ! Your clicks are very inviting Swati ,

  3. I have done them once and they taste just awesome. Love the way you have explained the recipe and they look so crunchy and delicious.

  4. Baked chickpeas look amazing and they are so easy to make too. Store bought ones are so so expensive. I am going to try your recipe some time soon.

  5. this is one guilt-free and irresistible snack!! i bet no one can stop eating a handful! love how it is baked with simple spices!

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