Crunchy peri-peri Chickpeas

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I’ve had chickpeas fried and tend to find them in a Bombay mix snack and other Indian savoury foods. I tend to pick them out as I enjoy them so! And I was extremely happy to see that two lovely fellow foodie bloggers Celeste and Bandhna very recently posted recipes to roast chickpeas!! Yay!!! I thought and I couldn’t wait to open a tin and was inspired to make a peri-peri version!

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Thanks to both Celeste and Bandhna, we now have a favourite nibble that is actually good for you. My little one was chomping away on them too and without realising we had shared a whole tin of chickpeas together! I’ve promised to make some more for my husband today so he can snack on them with a cool beer.

INGREDIENTS

1 tin chickpeas drained and rinsed and dried
1½ tbsp sunflower oil
½ tsp garlic granules/powder
½ tsp paprika
⅓ tsp chilli powder or more to taste
1 tsp salt or to taste

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METHOD

• Preheat oven to 200°c/400°f/gas mark 7 and line a baking tray some foil

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• Arrange the chickpeas onto the tray and then add all the ingredients starting with the oil, followed by all the seasoning. Massage well into the chickpeas

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• Place in the oven to roast for 35-45 minutes, stirring half way through. Keep an eye at how crunchy you would like them towards the end of the roasting process

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• Leave them to cool in the tray. You may wish to squeeze a few drops of lemon juice onto them to make them a little tangy, but this will soften them a little

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29 thoughts on “Crunchy peri-peri Chickpeas

  1. Yours look yummy!! Such a nice snack to munch on…! Were all yours crunchy, or did you get some that were soft? I had very few soft ones and was wondering why! Others were very crunchy and nice though!
    xx

    • Thanks B! I had the odd soft one too! Need to try and perfect that next time. But majority were really crunchy! Maybe I didn’t turn the soft ones around when I stirred them halfway through the roasting. Thanks for the inspiration x

  2. Oh, I know I would LOVE these chickpeas Dimple. Italians are very big on eating roasted chickpeas, just plain though, with no spices. The better to enjoy your red wine with! 🙂

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