Tuesday, 20 February 2018

A Spicy Snack

Roasted chickpeas + spices makes a delicious snack. They are also good as a topping on soup or add crunchy flavour to a salad.

 Line a roasting tin with parchment paper then scatter all of the chickpeas in a single layer removing any loose skins
Dry roast for 30 mins at Fan 190℃
 Whilst roasting tip into a bowl a little rapeseed (canola) oil, or whatever you prefer - just enough to coat the chickpeas when they leave the oven.

 Prepare one teaspn each of smoked paprika, ground corriander, ground cummin, and cayenne pepper.
Take the chickpeas from the oven, toss in the oil and then add the spices and mix well.  Return the chickpeas back to the oven raising the temperature to fan 200℃ and cook for a further 10-15 mins until they are golden and crunchie.

44 comments:

  1. Hello Rosemary, This sure looks good. Although chickpeas are rare over here, there are lots of snacks made of roasted (or fried) spicy beans or peas. Wasabi spiciness is common, especially for roasted green peas, but I rather dislike that flavor and prefer the heat from red pepper. I'll save this recipe for Ohio!
    --Jim

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    1. Hello Jim - I usually have a tube of fresh Wasabi in the fridge. There are certain things that I quite like using it for. I have a recipe for a dressing using it which can be put on salad leaves or on freshly cooked vegetables.

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    2. Hello again, I checked in the grocery store today, and every type of crunchy pea or bean snack was not only fried, but fried in palm oil! You certainly have the right idea about making your own.
      --Jim

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    3. It is really quite frightening just how many food products are prepared using palm oil when you start to check the labels.
      I saw a recent programme following a British Wildlife expert travelling back to an Indonesian jungle he had previously visited 20 years ago, and to his dismay it had all but disappeared, and replaced, of course, by vast groves of Palm Oil trees.

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  2. The recipe is interesting, it looks delicious, so it certainly is. Regards.

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    1. They are more healthy and lower in calories than say peanuts or cashews and just as tasty.

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  3. Sounds delicious AND healthy! That's a beautiful plate you're displaying them on.

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    1. The dish came from Turkey - it is handmade using traditional designs and colours from the Antalya region.

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  4. These sound delicious!! Love the plate too!

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    1. It's a souvenir bought back from Turkey Amy.

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  5. Beautiful composition of the spices on the plate, Rosemary. These sound delicious!

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    1. They are quite spicy but not too hot as there is no chilli in them.

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  7. Interesting indeed Rosemary. The spices look good. Recall you bought some one year from somewhere in Asia I think.

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    1. I bought most of my spices from the famous Spice Bazaar in Istanbul.

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  8. I will make these tomorrow - will be great on salads (which we're eating a lot of now in readiness for the expedition - need to knock off a few pounds) in place of croutons.
    Beautiful dishware Rosemary - reminds me of the Spice Market in Istanbul.

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    1. The dish did come from Turkey Mary - it is specific to the Antalya region.
      Yes, roll on the salad season to help get rid of those winter pounds!!

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  9. We also have sugar covered roast chick peas here, defeats the object of being healthy though.

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    1. I did read a recipe for some sweet ones using cinnamon and honey but haven't tried it out.

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  10. That sounds and looks like a delicious easy snack. I'm impressed by the way how you make such a simple snack so very attractive by your great photography.

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    1. That is very kind of you Janneke - thank you, I appreciate your comment very much.

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  11. These sound as delicious as your pictures make them look!

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    1. Thank you - they are, very simple and very tasty.

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  12. Dear Rosemary, I need to become more familiar with the exotic, to me, spices. Your little garbanso beans look very enticing, especially in such a colorful dish.

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    1. Dear Gina - I am being enticed into trying more exotic things following visits to different places and also seeing one of my favourite British chefs, Nigel Slater, travelling throught the Middle-East on a recent cookery programme.

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  13. I like this recipe...and the colorful presentation is most appealing.

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    1. Less fattening than say peanuts for example.

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  15. Healthy comfortfood!
    Have a lovely weekend...
    Titti

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  16. Those look delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Hope that you have time to give them a try♡

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  17. Your comment on my A & E blog was so late after I posted it...how did you find it?

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    1. I saw this very touching post here https://abovetheclouds619.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/keeper-of-memories.html

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  18. Hello, Rosemary! I’m back to blogging. The exotic, beautiful plate made the spiced up chick beans look more delicious. I like the nutritious chick beans full of various vitamins.

    Yoko

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    1. Hello Yoko - it is really lovely to have you back again. I agree with you, chickpeas are an excellent source of nourishment, low in fat, and vitamins.

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  19. I always enjoy your recipes, I will be trying this one too! Sarah x

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