Indian spiced roasted chickpeas recipe is crispy, crunchy, spicy and insanely addictive. Made from scratch at home, these roasted chickpeas are perfect snack for kids and adults too. Vegan & Gluten Free.
Have I found the perfect healthy snack for my family? Yes, these crunchy spiced chickpeas are hands down the best snack ever! We munch on them, put it on our pizza, put it in our pasta, put it in a gravy, put in chaat, put it in a salad! Am I obsessed? I clearly am! It’s always tricky to find snack idea which are healthy, nutritious and easy to make at the same time. This recipe right here is a winner in all fronts.
Roasted chickpeas are the best! I have roasted them on a skillet making it all the more easy. Lot of recipes canned chickpeas but here in India we get dry chickpeas. How to roast dry chickpeas? Dry chickpeas need to be soaked for at least 6 to 8 hours or overnight. Before making roasted chickpea, I also pressure cook soaked chickpeas for two-three quick whistles just to make them soft and easier to cook. Then it just takes 5 to 8 minutes on the skillet to get them to crisp up and your roasted chickpeas are ready to be used everywhere.
Chickpeas are also known as Garbanzo beans, chane or chole in India. A very popular street food called Chole Bhature is made with a spicy chickpeas curry and fried flat bread. Chickpeas is widely consumed in Mediterranean, Middle-Eastern and Indian food. These are Vegan and gluten-free.
Are roasted chickpeas good for me?
- chickpeas are high in both dietary and soluble fiber which help maintain a healthy digestive system.
- Soluble fiber helps in maintaining blood sugar levels, a healthy heart and can also help in weight management and diabetes.
- Chickpeas is an important source of protein for Vegetarians and is also full of iron.
- They are a great source of folate, antioxidants, Vitamins and Minerals.
This recipe is part of my Easy Snacks for Kids Video Series. Have a look at five other easy snack for kids, Buttered Corn Recipe, Apple Fries with Cinnamon Recipe, Roasted Makhana Recipe, Kala Chana Chaat Recipe, Healthy Paneer Fries Recipe.
Roasted Chickpeas Recipe
Indian spiced roasted chickpeas recipe is crispy, crunchy, spicy and insanely addictive.
- 1 cup Chickpeas boiled
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp Lemon juice
- 2 tsp Cumin powder
- 1 tsp Red chili powder
- 1 tsp Garlic grated
- 2 tbsp Oil or Clarified Butter Ghee)
- 1 tsp Chaat Masala optional
Mix together chickpeas, salt, lemon juice, garlic, cumin powder, oil, chaat masala, red chili powder. Coat the chickpeas well.
Heat a skillet and put the above chickpeas and roast them on low heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Keep stirring in between. Serve warm.