Oven Roasted Chickpeas & Fabulous Home-made Curry Powder

Roasted Chickpeas

Another super simple recipe today. These oven roasted chickpeas can be thrown together in less than 30 minutes and make a great high protein, low-fat alternative to nuts, popcorn and chips. To prepare simply coat the chickpeas in a little oil and spice mix and then roast in an oven for 20 minutes or so until crispy.

Because it’s a short recipe I’ve included the ingredients for the curry powder I used to coat the chickpeas. I make up a batch now and then and store it in a jar for recipes such as these. You can of course use store-bought curry powder or substitute in another flavour; maybe garlic powder or Cajun seasoning – even some salt and a little vinegar would be delicious.

TIP: Make sure your chickpeas are dry before you put them in the oven otherwise they will steam. I put mine in the salad spinner and then left them to dry for ten minutes on a clean tea towel.

Oven Roasted Chickpeas & Fabulous Home-made Curry Powder
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Home made curry powder, better than anything you'll ever get out of a packet.
Recipe type: Spice mix
Cuisine: Indian
  • Spice Mix:
  • 2 dried chillies
  • 1 tbspn of coriander seeds
  • 1 tbspn of cumin seeds
  • 1 tbspn of fennel seeds
  • ½ tspn cardamom
  • ½ tspn cloves
  • ½ tspn ground cinnamon
  • 2 tspns ground turmeric
  • Oven-roasted chickpeas
  • 1 can of chickpeas. Drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbspn olive oil
  • 2 tbspns curry powder
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. To make the spice mix:
  3. Lightly toast all spice mix ingredients except the cinnamon and turmeric over a medium heat until fragrant.
  4. Grind spices in a mortar and pestle, add the cinnamon and turmeric.
  5. If you would like a more uniform consistency, sift the powder through a sieve.
  6. Store in a jar for up to two weeks (you could keep it longer but things will start to go a little stale and you're better off making up a new batch).
  7. To make the chickpeas:
  8. In an oven safe roasting tray add the chickpeas, curry powder and oil and shake well to combine.
  9. Roast for about 20 minutes or until crispy.
Adapted from Heidi Swanson's recipe here.

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