Roasted Garam masala chickpeas. Vegan glutenfree

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A very addictive protein filled savory snack anyone!
I made a batch with garam masala, another batch with my home made Chana masala spice blend. And a batch with cinnamon and maple. crrrunnccchh! You can find garam masala or chole masala in any indian store. Put them in pretty pouches and add to your holiday gift box, for a crunchy savory option!
Garbanzo Beans/Chickpeas are an amazing source of a good number of minerals and protein. They have a good amount of fiber to help your digestive tract, unique supply of anti-oxidants, help with better regulation of blood sugar and increased chances of satiety and hence weight control. What more could you want from a bean and it is one versatile bean easily incorporated in so many cuisines.

Inspired by Fajita Chickpeas from Natural noshing

Drain and rinse a can of chickpeas in a colander. Or cook the overnight soaked chickpeas in a pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles until tender.
Drain them well, shaking excess water let air dry or pat dry with towel.
In a bowl, add chickpeas, 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste, 1 teaspoon oil, 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala or Chana masala spice blend/chole masala, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and toss to coat the chickpeas well.
Spread the chickpeas onto parchment lined baking sheet/pan in a single layer and bake for 35-50 minutes (time depends on the amount of chickpeas and your oven) until crispy, shaking pan twice or so in the middle of cooking. I baked at 325 degrees F. Check in between for crispness. You want them just about done, not hard like a stone. They will continue to harden a bit once out of the oven too. Serve warm or let cool and enjoy! Store in airtight container.
For maple cinnamon chickpeas, add some cinnamon powder, oil and maple syrup, mix well to coat and bake!
Wanna make them more fun, coat them in melted chocolate!:))

On another note, I updated the recipe index by label with some pictures. The tab Recipe Index by Label on top, links to this page
To Search for posts by multiple labels, use the feed on a browser that supports rss. For eg. For all posts with Breakfast label which are also vegan
or for all indian main course dishes which are glutenfree (labels main course:India and gluten free)

These simple crunchy snacks are headed to Hearth and soul blog hop,Slightly indulgent Tuesdays, Serve it baked-savory by Krithi, and Denny, Vardhini's bake fest and MLLA november at simona , started by Susan


  1. I love roasted chickpeas! I normally try to make a big batch and a batch of kale chips before I have a long drive somewhere.

  2. This treat looks so yummy. I have never made my own Chana Masala. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Thanks Amy, Shannon, Helen.

    We do the same Shannon, lots of roasted chickpeas, apple chips, celery sticks and such!

  4. Love this crunchy munchy chickpea..though never tried with maple syrup and cinnamon..sounds too tempting.

  5. My daughter made some the other day but they were overcooked and I nearly broke a tooth! We'll follow your advice next time!

  6. Love roasted chickpeas and all the various flavors you've mentioned.

  7. I adore roasted chickpeas, and often use the spice mix I make for my dirty rice recipe to spice 'em up! Have been pondering a sweet version myself :)

  8. Oh yum yum yum chickpeas :)

  9. I love roasted chickpeas! I always give them a light coating of olive oil and a heavy dusting of nutritional yeast flakes. However, I need to remember to do your Indian spiced version in the future. Sounds delicious!

  10. Thanks Raji and Vatsala.

    Vicky, hope your tooth is fine..:) take them out sooner.

    Thanks Poornima and hannah.. the maple ones are fun!

  11. Thank you Madhavi and Cadryskitchen!

  12. Mmmm yummy what a great snack idea. I will have to give these a go for christmas time snacks!

  13. I must try this recipe: I have never roasted chickpeas and I am very curious to try. Thank you so much for contributing to MLLA.

  14. I made this recently too .. lovely clicks. Thx for linking to the event.

    Event: Sinful Delights
    Event: Stuffed Paratha

  15. These looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing this recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  16. Thanks Richa! always had roasted desi kala Chana back in India this is nice.

    Unable to paste links here I was trying a fire roasted tomato soup with roasted chickpeas and the chickpeas just did not come out crispy. I made the soup again today with your roasted chickpea recipe and these came ou just great


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