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Roasted Masala Chickpeas
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
These roasted chickpeas are an addictive snack to munch on. The flours added to the chickpeas ensure that the spices and oil stick to the chickpeas. The result is a perfectly crispy snack. The chickpeas can also be served as a small salad, with chopped onion and tomato, cilantro, and a good dash of lemon juice. Bake the chickpeas longer for a crispier, crunchier result. Bake a minute or so less for a softer inside. Use other spices of choice Gluten-free, Soy-free, Nut-free, Vegan
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 452 kcal
Author: Vegan Richa
  • 30 oz canned chickpeas or 3 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons safflower or other neutral oil
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon dry mango powder amchur or chaat masala, or use 1/4 teaspoon kala namak
  • 3 tablespoons chickpea flour
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons rice flour
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F / 220ºc.

  2. Drain and rinse the chickpeas if using canned. Remove excess skin if needed.
  3. Add the chickpeas to a bowl. Add all the spices and mix well. Add less salt if the cooked/canned chickpeas were salted. Add the oil and mix well to coat.
  4. Dust the chickpeas with the chickpea flour and rice flour, and mix to distribute evenly. Spray oil or water to help the flours stick if needed. Spread the chickpeas on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes. Spray oil on the chickpeas, move them around with a long spatula (move the inner chickpeas out), and turn the tray around. Bake for another 10 to 15 minutes, until the chickpeas are crisp. If the chickpeas start to brown too quickly, reduce the temperature to 350° F / 180ºc and bake until crisp. Move the chickpeas around every 5 to 8 minutes.

  6. Cool completely before storing. Add a dash of chaat masala or salt if needed, toss and serve.
Recipe Notes

Notes: Bake the chickpeas longer for a crispier, crunchier result. Bake a minute or so less for a softer inside. Use other spices of choice.I often make these with just salt, chaat masala and cayenne.
To make Crisp Chickpea Chaat: Toss the roasted chickpeas with chopped red onion, tomato, cilantro and chutneys of choice such as mint cilantro chutney or tamarind date chutney. Serve.

Nutritional values based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Masala Chickpeas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 452 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Potassium 689mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 65g 22%
Dietary Fiber 17g 68%
Sugars 11g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 5.3%
Vitamin C 3.8%
Calcium 10.7%
Iron 36.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.