Spiced Chickpea Snacks

4 Cups chickpeas
3 tblsp vegetable oil (I use peanut)
2 tblsp Cumin Powder
2 tblsp Tumeric Powder
2 tblsp Coriander Powder
1 tblsp Cinnamon Powder
1 tblsp Garam Masala
1 tblsp Cardamom Powder
1 teaspoon Chilli Powder – to taste. Mine is really hot!
Salt to taste – I used almost 2 tablespoons.

Boil chickpeas until al dente. Be careful nit to overcook, as the skins will come off and look horrible.

Add oil to a large wok, heat, then add spices and salt. Fry until spices become fragrant and are well mixed.

Add drained chickpeas, and mix thoroughly. Make sure each one has a good coating of the spice mixture.

Line a couple of baking trays with baking paper, and spread the chickpeas on the trays. Its ok if they touch, but make sure they are in a single layer.

Put the trays in a slow oven for a few hours, until chickpeas are crunchy and toothsome. I put mine on about 150 degrees for about 2 hours. Be aware that they get more crunchy after you take them out of the oven, so wait until they are cool to make a determination about crunch factor!

Enjoy with beer or a dry white wine. Or a martini. Or whatever!

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7 thoughts on “Spiced Chickpea Snacks”

  1. now back to the peanut question we where discussing recently – if Inigo eats these – then he has peanuts . Ta da !
    Must try to make these one day.
    Muffins are a massive hit – thanks !

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    1. Sarah – after we were at your place the other day, we did go to the place in Crows Nest that you recommended – and Inigo managed to steal a peanut and chew it up before I could stop him. He’s still breathing, so I think it’s ok!

      And I have “His Nerdiness” working on a few blog issues, but since he got the new iPhone he’s been a bit distracted 😦

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  2. hello there – I can’t see an email so am replying here – off topic – sorry πŸ™‚ The dye I used came from a no name bargin shop – not crazy clarks but like them … was $5.60 (?) a pot and was a hot water dye … but given the lads are 4 and 6 we only used water from the kettle in buckets on the back deck – not boiled on the stove …. they were powder dye – 10g powder which you can mix to what ever quanity of water depending on how intense you want the colour.

    I looked for dye in Big W and little W but only black and navy – boring. IGA had big bottles for $12 in about 12 colours but a little goes a long way …

    hope that helps – so glad you are going for a fabbo holiday – what a ray of sunshine that will be πŸ™‚ le

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    1. So glad you liked them! I made some on Wednesday night for some special visitors, one of whom is a very fussy eater – and he liked them! I am now officially proud of myself for creating this recipe πŸ™‚

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