Roasted Masala Chickpeas

Roasted Masala Chickpeas: Chickpeas, otherwise known as garbanzos have a delicious nutlike taste and a buttery, slightly pasty texture.  They are rich in soluble and insoluble fibre, and contain a lot of protein without the high calories or saturated fat.  They can boost energy due to their high iron content and their low GI value of 28-30 helps to balance blood sugar levels while providing steady, slow burning energy.  This along with high fibre and protein makes chickpeas a great option, either for a main meal or a healthy snack as shown in this recipe.

SERVING SIZE – RECIPE MAKES 8 SERVINGS. 1 SERVING = 1/3 CUP

Ingredients:

2x15oz cans of chickpeas

1-2 tablespoons olive or safflower oil

½ to ¾ teaspoon salt

1 ½ teaspoons garam masala

1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder

½ to 1 teaspoon cayenne

½ teaspoon ground turmeric

1 teaspoon dry mango powder (Amchur) or chaat masala

3 tablespoons chickpea flour

2 tablespoons rice flour

NOTE: Other spices can be used, or a selection of the above.

 

Method:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit

Drain and rinse canned chickpeas

Add chickpeas to a bowl

Add all spices and mix well

Add oil and mix well to coat

Dust chickpeas with chickpea and rice flour

Spray oil to help flour stick if needed

Spread chickpeas on parchment lined baking sheet

Bake for 20 minutes

Spray oil and move around with spatula

Cook for further 15 minutes (if chickpeas brown too quickly, reduce heat to 350 degrees)

Cool completely. Add salt if required.  Toss and serve.

 

Blog Post by Claire Jackson