Monday, November 30, 2015

Spicy Roasted Chickpea

   For this November’s Homebaker’s challenge – Diwali bakes. There are many options like nankhati , mathri etc. I choose to bake this spicy chickpeas as we all like spicy crispy snacks.

    Actually , these spicy chickpeas are deep fried in oil . This is a recipe with less oil and is baked.

Requirement :

 Chickpea – 5oo g

Chili powder – 1 – 2 tbs ( depends on spice level )

Vegetable oil – 2 tbs

Salt – 1 tsp

Garlic – 4 cloves

Mixed herbs – ½ tsp


Method :

Soak the chickpea overnight and cook till smooth drain the water  and pat dry with kitchen towel.

Peel the garlic and grate.

Add the chickpea to a large bowl  along with chilli powder , salt , mixed herb , garlic and oil.

Toss well so each chickpea is coated with masala.

Bake at once after marinade. I left it to rest for 2 hour and baked.

Arrange the chickpeas in single layer on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Preheat oven to 200*C and bake 15 minutes.

Stir the chickpeas and bake again for 15 minutes.

Turn off the oven and let it cool in the oven.

Then store in airtight containers.

Spicy roasted chickpeas are ready to munch on…..


Notes :

Canned chickpeas can be used – use 2 can for the above measurement.

Garam masala or Mexican seasoning or black pepper or sumac can be used.

Olive oil can be used or any oil of your choice.