Finding a healthy snack to munch on has always been an issue with me. My eyes would always waft to the spicy Indian deep-fried snacks and I would definitely regret it later on. But I think I have hit the spot with this crunchy and protein packed snack. It has absolutely no cholesterol, high dietary fibre and manganese and is also low in saturated fat! And the best part is - it is very easy to make! Enjoy this healthy snack without any guilt.
- Soak the chickpeas overnight or in hot water for four hours. If you are using canned chickpeas, you can omit this step.
- Preheat the oven to 200 C/ 400F. Drain and rinse the chickpeas and combine all the spices and salt together and mix them well until all the spices are evenly coated.
- Spread the chickpeas on a cookie sheet and bake them for 45-60 minutes in the oven (my batch was completely done in 50 minutes). You need in toss them around and stir them up every 20 minutes to prevent them from charring and aide even cooking.
- Once they become hard and crunchy, remove from the oven and let them cool down completely. Store in an airtight container and enjoy as you please.
Do not be alarmed if you hear an occasional pop in oven. Just make sure you stir every 15-20 minutes.