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Oven Roasted Chickpeas | Healthy Snacks | Iron Rich foods

Chickpeas (aka Garbanzo Beans or
Kabuli Channa) is another great source of Iron. While I generally make PunjabiChole(Curry) or Sundal (steamed snack) or Potato Chickpea Soup with this, of late I have been cooking
this in bulk and freezing – it comes handy while adding it to a kootu (gravy)
or even making a quick snack or adding it to Tikki. Of course, the best way to
enjoy this is to make a batch of Hummus or Falafels and enjoy it with Pita or
Crackers. But that one – another day !

Till then enjoy this oven roasted
chickpeas – it’s a great snack for kids, as well as to quell those 4 pm hunger
cravings. What’s more – its homemade, so you get to choose the oil and spice
that go into this. It only requires you to keep watching the oven and
monitoring the beans a bit, but once its done, I bet you cant stop digging into
the snack box, hunger time  or no !  Hope you enjoyed the Iron Rich series
presented this week – Sugarfree Dates and Anjeer Halwa, Broccoli-Spinach Paratha
and now this Roasted Chickpeas.


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Prep time : 15 mins | Soaking and
cooking time :
8-10 hours

Baking time : 45 mins (will vary
from oven to Oven)

Note : As I already had a batch of
cooked chickpeas, I followed this recipe, and it came out great. Else you may
need to soak overnight and cook the chickpeas (make sure you add a pinch of salt and also
ensure that they don’t turn mushy). Alternately, if you are using canned chickpeas, kindly drain before using and add the seasonings directly.

Source : Vardhini


  • Cooked Chickpeas – 1 cup
  • Oil – 4 to 5 TBSP (I used olive
  • Red chilli powder – 2 tsp (adjust
  • Salt – to taste (adjust as the
    cooked chickpeas may also contain salt)
  • Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – ½ TBSP
  • Chat Masala – ¼ tsp



  1. In a large bowl, add the chickpeas
    and add all the masala (spice powders) incl salt. Mix well. Add 1 TBSP of oil
    and toss again.
  2. Layer the spiced beans on a foil
    lined tray. Grease the foil with cooking spray or any oil that you are using. Preheat oven to 200C/400F
  3. Bake for 35-40 mins (depending on
    when they get crunchy – they harden a bit on cooling, so twice durig the bake,
    I retossed the beans and put it back into the oven)
  4. Let it cool a bit and store the
    baked beans as an any-time snack !




  1. That's a wonderful snack kalyani..even we can enjoy it so much!

  2. Priya Suresh

    Would love to munch anytime, oven roasted are much better than the deep fried ones, addictive snacks.

  3. Simona Carini

    Oven-roasting chickpeas has been on my to-do list for some time. You post is a good reminder. I would like to taste your snack right now.

  4. cookingwithsapana

    This is a wonderful and healthy snack to munch on….

  5. Love these healthy and delicious chickpea snack.

  6. The Pumpkin Farm

    aren't you getting healthier by the day with your recipes…this is beautiful option, waiting for the real rains to bring these out

  7. vaishali sabnani

    I love this crunchy munch but have never ever thought of making it at home . good idea to bake it . bookmarking.

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  9. Chef Mireille

    what a delicious and healthy snack

  10. Love these!! These have been in my to-do list forever. The one time I made them I couldn't take pictures.

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