BAKED CRISPY CHICKPEAS




I love the fried chickpeas, which we get at our regular Indian stores. The ones we usually get are the deep-fried ones with added spices. As usual, I thought of baking the chickpeas...that’s what we all do these days right :)…These days if I see something deep fried, the next moment I start wondering if I could bake it. The first attempt was not so good. I tried baking them the second time, this time I increased the oven settings and baby sat the chickpeas for the final 15 minutes. The result was good and these chickpeas were as good as the deep fried ones. All of a sudden, I had a doubt whether anyone had already tried baking chickpeas and I did see that few bloggers have already tried this…so I have not invented this recipe :(..anyway presenting a low calorie snack for all those crispy deep fried snack cravings. The seasoning blends can be changed according to individual preferences. The baking does take a long time, approximately around 45 minutes to an hour, so baking the chickpeas in big batches is ideal. These stay fresh for 2-3 weeks if it lasts that long. Here goes the recipe.


INGREDIENTS:

1. Cooked chickpeas, 2 cups.

2. Paprika or chili powder, ¼ to ½ teaspoon.

3. Dried dill leaves or any other dried herbs, 1 teaspoon (dill leaves do give a good flavor when mixed with paprika powder).

4. Garlic powder, (optional), ¼ teaspoon.

5. Salt, as per taste.


PREPARATION:

Drain the water from the chickpeas and pat them dry with a paper towel. Take a small bowl and add 1-2 tablespoons of oil. Then add the powders, salt, and the herbs and mix everything well to a smooth paste. Pour this mixture on the chickpeas and keep mixing until all the chickpeas are coated with the oil mixture. Spread them on a oiled or nonstick baking pan or dish and bake at 450 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour. Keep checking them after 45 minutes until they are done (may be once in 10 minutes). Let the chickpeas cool, transfer to an airtight container, and enjoy munching.

43 comments:

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Really an healthy version Gita, thanks for the interesting recipe da:)

Nithya said...

I love this snack. :) used to get it from krishna sweets everytime I visit. :) Happy to find a guilt free solution to make it.

Kanchan said...

Healthy version ! Wonderful yummy snacks !

Cham said...

Great way to snack protein!

kitchen queen said...

an appetising filling and healthy snack.

shanthi said...

So easy, crispy and healthy

Pavithra said...

Thats wonderful and healthy snack..looks great and liked the baked version.

Sushma Mallya said...

Perfect snack and healthier too..thanks for sharing gita

Tina said...

Healthy and crunchy....

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice yummy crispy chickpeas....my fav one

Rahin said...

love crispy chick peas , never baked them though, now i will try :)

Priya said...

Guilt free snacks to munch anytime..

Nandini said...

Mmm! They could make a delightful snack! It's deliciuoz!

Rachana Kothari said...

Wow!!! Crispy, yummy and baked Chickpeas...what else do we want:) A great recipe:)

priya said...

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Asha said...

Sounds easy enough to make and looks delicious.

Malar Gandhi said...

Yeah, we all bake...its very true. Anything that is fried...is taking to baking n broiling in my kitchen too...

Healthy snack, very fulfilling and loads of protein'

Vrinda said...

WOW simple and healthy snack idea...will try...

Ambika said...

Hey thanks Gita, baked chickpeas look awesome!! Mast timepass snack :)

Padma said...

Healthy version Gita. Looks so crisp and yummy.

Jagruti said...

Hey

really healthy and yummy snacks!!

kothiyavunu said...

wonderful,healthy & crunchy snack gita!!will try sometimes..:)Thanks for sharing!!

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Wow..I was looking for a recipe for Fried chickpeas.My son loves it.Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.Will try it soon.

Gulmohar said...

such a great idea..healthy and yumm :-)

Soma Pradhan said...

Lovely.. I have some chickpeas at home.. was tired of eating cholay..will make this next time

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

have to try this healthy snack...

Nithu Bala said...

Hi, I'm new here..love this baked crispy chickpeas..very healthy too..get to see lot of new dishes in your space..am following you dear..

Sarah Naveen said...

Yummy Yumm!!!! Healthy one..
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Deepa G Joshi said...

what a nice snack, full of fun to eat and yet healthy. love the click with the jar..very cute jar.
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RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats a healthy way to enjoy that flavorful snack!

Parita said...

Very healthy and delicious snack..isnt it?

Usha said...

This has been on my to do list for a while now, the chickpeas have turned out perfect ! I just know I am going to try this soon :-)

Shri said...

I am sure going to try this one out..Loved the addition of herbs!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow Gita a quick evening snack looks very spicy and comforting!!!

Preety said...

i wanted to make this today but forgot to soak channa..they look so spicy and crunchy in your pic

Animisha said...

Gita,
More than inventing a recipe, it really matters who made the recipe powerful to reach lot of food enthusiasts and inspire to try the recipe.
Gita thanks for sharing the idea.
Gonna try this for ramesh too.

Abhilash Pillai said...

ideal for a coffee. NIce to see it can be prepared in house.

Thanks for the comments. I am not able to come online due to the house shifting and thats why I was not able to read or write blogs.

Babli said...

Very nice, wonderful, yummy and healthy snack. Thanks for this lovely recipe.

Kalai said...

Hi Gita,
Its my first time here..A nice recipe for a simple snack! Would love to try this soon. You have a very simple and elegant blog with beautiful clicks!

vidhas said...

Wow!! Gita, halthy snack. i will nag my husband to buy me a oven. Thenn i will try this.

Valarmathi said...

I love this snack, used to get it from A2B, never tried at home. Bookmarked it.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Bookmarking this crispy chickpeas da. You got a lovely jar and the chick peas look gorgeous. Very nice snack idea.Thanks for sharing this dear.

Akal's Saappadu said...

that's a delicious munchy snack Gita!!! you're giving me ideas to take some more kilos ( hihihih) usually I just content to eat it like a sundal or sometimes even just cooked, but this is an excellent idea to eat them crunchy and spiced, mmmm, that must be great to munch while watching a movie, hihih!!