Sunday, November 4, 2012

Roasted Chickpeas - a healthy snack

Blogging Marathon#22 Week1 Day 2

The first day of the blogging marathon was fun with so many different recipes from varied themes. Like I mentioned cooking together is always great fun and you always learn so much from each person's experiences.

For Day 2 of the Cooking with Chickpeas I decided on roasted chickpeas which is a healthy snack and you can have these golden delights baking away in the oven while you get the other preparations done. Simple and easy I chose the version of simply soaking the chickpeas and baking them, however, have found several versions that cooked the chickpeas before baking them. I am surely going to try the cooked version too next time on. These turned out really crunchy and nice and I had them very mildy spiced. You can actually experiment with the spice mix and have a combination that suits your individual taste.

Ingredients for roasted chickpeas

Chickpeas - 1 cup(about 150 gms) (wash and soak for 6-8 hours)
Paprika - 1 tsp(you can use red chilli powder instead if you like it spicy)
Salt - to taste
Olive oil - 1 tsp
(You may use a combination of cumin powder,chaat masala,red chilli powder and some lime juice if you like)
Method for roasted chickpeas:

1-Wash and soak the chickpeas for 6-8 hours. Drain and warp in a kitchen towel for 15-20 minutes so that all the chickpeas are nice and dry.
2- In a bowl add in the olive oil, paprika and half a tsp of salt. Rub this over the chickpeas. Put them out as a single layer in a pre-greased oven tray.
3- Pre-heat the oven to 400 deg F (gas mark 6) and bake the chickpeas for approximately 35-40 mins. Make sure to give the chickpeas a good shake after every 15 minutes.
4-Do not let them turn dark brown or else they will be really hard. Switch off oven and let them still sit in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes. Take out, cool and store in an air tight container. They make a healthy, high protein snack. A nice solution to all those times when you are craving to munch on something nice.

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Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

oh they look so good!!! crunchy and delicious!!
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Gajus kitchen said...

Looks crunchy and lovely with nice colour

Chef Mireille said...

looks so crunchy and flavorful

The Pumpkin Farm said...

wow second recipe for roasted chickpeas for me,..pic looks amazing, nice recipe

Priya said...

I'll happily will have this roasted chickpeas anytime, one of my fav snack.

Pavani said...

Love those crunchy chickpeas. Healthy snack.

Srivalli said...

Good snack ..and using olive oil must be good

Rajani S said...

The color looks nice. I have never tried making this at hom till now!

preeti garg said...

Good option for timepass