Baked chickpeas are a delicious, easy and healthy snack You can eat these chickpeas just as they are, or throw them into salads on top of pasta with vegetable sauces. Eat them sitting out on your lovely table in the sunshine. Take them in your backpack on long walks. In your bento box for an office lunch. They are a great pre-dinner munchie. Or a late night TV snack.
Some flavouring ideas for the chickpeas -replace the sambar spice mix with one of the following
- smoked paprika
- chaat masala
- paprika with chilli
- finely grated lime peel and chilli powder
- cumin and chilli
Oven Baked Chickpeas
Source : inspired by a number of blogs
Cuisine: Indian style
Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Serves: 3 – 4 people, depending how you use it
1 can chickpeas (or soaked and cooked chickpeas)
1 – 2 Tblspn olive oil
2 tspn cumin seed
1 tspn sambar powder or other spicy mix
Rinse the chickpeas, drain them and dry them well.
Place in a bowl with olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, cumin seed and sambar powder. Mix well.
Tip them onto a baking tray or into a shallow baking dish. Cook in a preheated 200C oven for 20 – 30 minutes until crispy and golden on the outside.
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