Roasted Chickpeas

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In the health/natural foods section of our local grocery store while we were in Sydney, there was a jar of roasted chickpeas that we liked to buy and snack on once in a while.  I’ve seen a few recipes on how to make your own roasted chickpeas, so I decided to try it out for myself.


I used garam masala and olive oil to coat the chickpeas.  The jar of roasted chickpeas we bought at the store were really crunchy, like we were biting into a peanut.  The ones I roasted myself were crunchy on the outside, but still a bit soft inside.

They were very nice though and make a great snack.  My husband thought they tasted like chicken skin (that means that he liked them!)!  Both of my chidren liked them as well, which was quite surprising.

Roasted Chickpeas
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A healthy snack that's great for on-the-go or afterschool.
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 4
  • 1 16-ounce can chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½-1 tablespoon garam masala (totally depends your taste)
  1. Drain chickpeas and thoroughly rinse in a colander under cold water. Pat dry with paper towels and place into a bowl. Add olive oil and garam masala and toss to completely coat chickpeas.
  2. Arrange chickpeas in a single layer on a baking sheet; bake at 350F for 35-50 minutes, depending on your desired level of crunchiness.
I'd like to note that these are best enjoyed on the same day as roasting; the chickpeas lose their crunchiness by the next day.


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  1. says

    Thanks for the idea! I often buy these to snack on when I’m Indian grocery shopping, but never thought to make my own. In India, they sell them as street food, all warm & wrapped up in a newspaper cone…yum.

  2. says

    I LOVE roasted chickpeas! I think they are the perfect snack, and I make them all the time. Garam Masala is one of my favorite ways to spice them, but you should also try a little dried herbs and parm, or even a sweet version with cinnamon and sugar. YUMMM

    • says

      The Duo Dishes, I couldn’t find garam masala either! A friend of mine found a bottle at Super Wal-Mart of all places and sent me some. Since then I have found it at SuperTarget as well. Hope that helps!

  3. Melissa says

    I’ll be trying these for sure 😉 For anyone trying to find garam masala there is a company called Epicure that has a really good one. I don’t think it’s only in Canada but I have been wrong before. It’s one of those home party companies with sooo many yummy spices and dips.

    Thanks for the recipe!

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