Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Spicy Chickpeas

All Images © Katie Quinn Davies

This is an item I make every now and again as it’s very quick to prepare and uses little ingredients. My Spicy Roasted Chickpea recipe, is something I make to have as a snack here in the house for when I’m on the computer all day. I store them in jars once cooked (if they last that long) and as I’m a ‘grazer’ type of eater, I find they’re a healthy, low-fat, low GI substitute to pick at throughout the day instead of succumbing to crisps and cookies and the like. I like their crunchy texture and they take literally seconds to prepare and just about 40 minutes to cook.

You’ll need:

1 can chickpeas

1 x tsp cumin powder

1/2 x tsp cayenne powder (up or down this depending on your likeness for spicy foods)

1/4 ground ginger

Pinch black pepper

Toasted sesame seeds

1-2 tbsp olive oil

Simply drain the chickpeas, wash, pat dry in a clean teatowel and then place into a baking tray (I find a metal one works best. In a bowl combine all dry ingredients along with the olive oil and pour over the peas. Mix with a spoon and place in a hot oven 200˚C (390˚F) for about 40 mins. Keep an eye on them and every 15 mins give them a shake to ensure they’re evenly cooked. When cooked, sprinkle with a handful of toasted sesame seeds.

9 Responses to “Spicy Chickpeas”

  1. July 7, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    totally gonna give these a try, and the almonds too!!

  2. July 7, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    I love your blog! Really lovely

  3. July 8, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Ash you should do, they’re very tasty and you can up and down the amount of chili as per your own tastes. They’re great with a beer instead of the usual same ol’, same ol’ snacks.

    Linda – thanks very much! :)

  4. July 8, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Totally gonna have to try these. I made a fab chickpea dish by Jamie O a few weeks ago and loved it – this looks just as good, if not better!

  5. July 11, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Salivating over your latest batch of recipes. You cook the kind of food I love to eat! :)

  6. July 11, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Hi, this (and the almonds) sound lovely. Hubby and I are trying to cut down on junk food, so this low GI snack sounds great–and looks super tasty. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Is the white wood in your photos the floor? Or an old door you scavenged? I want one!

  7. July 14, 2010 at 6:30 am

    Thanks everyone.

    Will – you can keep those comments coming – that Jamie O one plastered a mammoth smile on my gob! ;)

    Sarah, the wood in my pics are different backdrops which I make from slats of wood from the hardware store, nail and glue them together and then paint them in different colours – basically to improvise a table appearance. Some I distress using various painting techniques and one or two are actual old doors – or pieces thereof. It’s too difficult to use actual old tables as you’d need a studio the size of a football pitch to house them all and would cost a fortune. I also use pre-formed large pieces of tongue and groove wood for backdrops too and paint them different shades. The latter are cheaper – about AUD$22 a go which means I’ll buy one or two per month, I’m getting a good little collection together now which is great :)

  8. July 18, 2010 at 7:37 am

    delicious! roasted chickpeas is also my sister, Katie’s, favourite snack haha – krsta

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