B’s Crunchy Chickpea Bites

I’ve been reading about roasted chickpeas online as a healthy snack and have been meaning to try them forever.  The final push was when I saw a post by Celeste and thought OK,  I should give it a go!  Her recipe was completely different than mine but i might try hers out too!  I made mine a bit spicy and with indian infused flavours 🙂  It came out delish so much so that I forgot to take a picture of the final product.  I will add it to this post when I re-make it.  This just goes to say how yummy it was that I was completely thrown off-track.

Benefits of Chickpeas:

  • High Fibre content
  • Contains Iron
  • Source of Protein
  • Contains Manganese
  • Low GI-index, controls sugar and keeps you full longer (good for weight loss too!)

These are few motivating factors for you to consumer chickpeas as a vegetarian!

Here’s what I did:

ImageMixed all the flavours on dry chickpeas…

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Lay them out on a baking sheet, making sure they don’t overlap… BAKE AWAY AND EAT!

B’s Crunchy Chickpea Bites

Makes: One big bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1 can chickpeas  (drained, washed and dried)
  • 1/2 tsp oil
  • Flavourings: 1/2 tsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp cumin powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, salt & pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 200 C.
  2. Wash the chickpeas and drain them.  Dry thoroughly on paper towel.
  3. Mix chickpeas with flavourings and oil.
  4. Roast for 35 – 45 minutes, depending on how crunchy you want it.  (I roasted mine for 40 mins)

Notes:  Make sure the chickpeas are DRY.  If not it would result in the bites being soggy rather than crunchy!!

Enjoy this fibre-rich low fat snack!  It’s much better than munching on crisps and gives you similar satisfaction 🙂

xx

B

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18 thoughts on “B’s Crunchy Chickpea Bites

  1. Liz says:

    love roasted chickpeas!!! Funnily enough, I jokingly dissed (sort of, but not really) chocolate-covered roasted chickpeas in my last post. Intriguing, though I suppose the chocolate takes away some of those health benefits you mention 😉

    • bandhnabajaj says:

      Hahahahaha! True it does take away the nutritional benefits! I was surprised at how crunchy they actually get..! Liz you’ve tried so many interesting recipes. I really need to try some of your easy ones 🙂

    • bandhnabajaj says:

      That sounds good. I love cinnamon. I was thinking of trying cinnamon + sugar for a sweet treat next time! Although, I don’t think it would be too healthy but its the thought that counts 😉 Thanks for dropping by Ani! 🙂 xx B

    • bandhnabajaj says:

      Happy Diwali Namrata!! Yeah I overate too hahahaha! 🙂 I absolutely love food so have to try healthy things otherwise I’ll be eating cheese and paneer my whole life LOL!

      xx

  2. Bipasha says:

    this used to be one of my favorite snacks growing up, the spicier the better! but i never thought of trying to make it myself. now i do, thanks to you 🙂

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