Indian Roasted Chickpeas

Posted on Jan 11 2014 - 4:29pm by Whitney


Have you ever tried making your own roasted snack foods before? If you have, then you know it’s really fun watching something plain turn into something tasty and delicious. That’s exactly what this snack is. Boring chickpeas, mixed with some spices, roasted in the oven until they are crispy. Total transformation. Way more healthy than snacking on chips, and so much more fun than snacking on veggies. Oh, these are packed full of protein too!

If you follow my posts, then you know that back in December, I had an Indian food table at an event. These roasted chickpeas were a big hit. Let me just tell you, they are addictive. My mom was a big help in making these, yay mom!

So forget going to the Indian store to buy a bunch of snacks, simply make your own.


  • 2 cans chickpeas, rinsed, skin removed, and completely dried off with a towel – pro tip, use a hair dryer for faster drying!
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

To Make:

Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with foil.

Spread chickpeas in a single layer, and roast in the oven for 15 minutes. Take out of the oven and drizzle with the olive oil and evenly sprinkle the spices over the chickpeas. Shake the pan so the chickpeas get evenly coated in the oil and spices. Put back in oven for another 15 minutes. Take out, shake. Roast for another 15 minutes, but make sure the chickpeas don’t burn. If you think they might burn, turn the oven off and leave the pan in for the 15 minutes. Take out of oven, and let them cool completely. Stored in an air-tight container, they will last a couple of weeks.


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  1. aryana0821 January 11, 2014 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    I need some 😉

  2. Kat January 11, 2014 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    I love roasted chickpeas! It’s a healthy and delicious snack :)

  3. Bunny Eats Design January 11, 2014 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    These look yummy, but what is the point of removing the skins? Sounds like that would be the hardest part of the recipe.

    • whitegirllovesindianfood January 11, 2014 at 7:58 pm - Reply

      It is rather time consuming and a little annoying. But it helps the roasting process to get a crispier chickpea!

  4. David McNally January 11, 2014 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Must try! We’ve done something similar with soybeans. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • whitegirllovesindianfood January 11, 2014 at 7:59 pm - Reply

      You’re welcome! I will have to try it with soybeans. I tried green peas, but it didn’t work out at all.

  5. simplyvegetarian777 January 11, 2014 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    Yum yum yum :)

  6. Elaine @ foodbod January 12, 2014 at 2:27 am - Reply


  7. Confused Bawarchis January 13, 2014 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    We can surely vouch for how good these were- thank you, secret santa! :) Nikhil put these in his salad for the crunch and loved it! I am going to make a batch of these soon!

  8. lovehaightcupcakes February 5, 2014 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    These sound so good! A perfect snack!

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