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Roasted Chickpeas (Roasted Chana)

Roasted chickpeas or roasted chana is a guilt free delicious and healthy snack for all. This roasted chickpeas snack is a wonderful alternative to many store bought greasy snacks for toddlers and kids too. You can make this crunchy snack in no time. Most of the work is done by your oven and the best is you need very less oil.
Prep Time6 hrs 50 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time7 hrs 35 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, continental
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 167kcal
Author: Harini

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dried white chickpeas or canned chickpeas
  • water for cooking chickpeas
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • salt to taste
  • chili powder to taste

Instructions

  • Soak dried white chickpeas or kabuli chana in water for 6-8 hours
  • Drain well and pressure cook until done.
  • If you are using canned chickpeas, skip the above steps.
  • Drain and rinse the cooked chickpeas very well.
  • Spread on a clean cloth and fan dry for 30-40 minutes (important!)
  • Preheat oven at 180 C / 350 F.
  • Grease a large baking sheet with oil.
  • Combine dried chickpeas, salt, chili powder and 2 teaspoons oil in a bowl. Toss well.
  • Spread as single layer on the greased baking tray.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35-45 minutes.
  • Once done let cool thoroughly. Store roasted chickpeas in airtight container and serve as required.

Notes

  • Whether you can using canned chickpeas or dried and cooked ones, make sure to drain the excess thoroughly. If there is moisture in the legume, it will not be roasted well.
  • You can season as you wish, here I have just added salt and chili powder. Also I like to season the chickpeas before roasting. The flavors get deep inside the legumes rather than tossing the seasoning once roasted.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 167kcal