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…


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


  • 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


  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 🙂




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!


  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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