Spicy Roasted Chickpeas No Oil (#WFPB)

Healthy nutritious snack options are always on my list of recipes to try. Spicy roasted chickpeas were on my list for a long time. I finally got a chance to post the recipe today. I keep this recipe simple for a spicy tart taste. You can increase the amount of spice or use your favorite spice mix for the flavors you love.

The question I get asked a lot is can you bake without oil? The trick to baking without oil is to keep the temperature lower than the recipes with oil. This prevents the food from burning up. If I were to use oil I would roast these peas at 400 F. Without oil 375 or even 350 F will suffice. Keep them longer to get them dry and crunchy.

You will need
1/2 cup dry chickpeas or 1 can of garbanzo beans
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper powder

Spice mix
1 tsp. Chaat masala
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. cumin powder
1 tsp. coriander powder
1 tsp. cumin powder

Soak the chickpeas overnight and cook in a pressure cooker until fork tender. I use my instant pot and it takes me 17 minutes manual to get them fully cooked. Alternately, you can use canned chickpeas. Just rinse and drain the water.

Preheat oven to 375 F. Blot dry the chickpeas on a paper towel. Combine with the seasoning and spices. Spread on a baking sheet evenly and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Mix them up with a spatula and put them back for another 20 minutes.



  1. I love these crunchy bites and somehow have never got them right :(( let me try your recipe and see , These are quite tricky and not as easy as you sound :)

  2. Guilt free and yummy snack for my evening hunger. I would keep in mind your pointers to bake without oil

  3. That's really a healthy snack to munch on, Varada! I am in love with your no oil cooking series :)

  4. These nutritious crunchy chickpeas make an awesome snack. Without oil these are absolutely guilt free too.

  5. That is a perfect snack. Thanks for the tip of lowering the temperature while baking without oil.

  6. These guilt free chickpeas surely are awesome to snack on.

  7. Crunchy chickpeas are delicious to enjoy and guilt free without oil

  8. This one surely sounds fantastic! Who won't love roasted chana! and if its without oil, its new!


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