Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Spiced chickpeas.....Mood = Nibbles

I love snacking on things, and most of the time it ends up being something naughty. But i have recently discovered these gorgeous crunchy spiced chickpeas that are super easy to make and taste divine. If you like wasabi peas, or the idea of wasabi peas, then this is something for you to make. You can change up the spices every time you make this so as not to get bored. I used hot spices and it worked a treat.

This calls for dried chickpeas that you have to soak over night. I have a problem with canned food, so i steer away from it. But if you don't have dried chickpeas, by all means use tinned.

Recipe:

300g dried chickpeas
Salt
Cayenne pepper
Smoked paprika
Olive oil
Cumin powder
Parchment paper



Method:

  • Soak your chickpeas overnight
  • The next day, rinse them to get all the starch off and place them on a baking tray.
  • Sprinkle your chickpeas with your selected spices and add oil and salt.
  • Place the chickpeas in a hot oven around 200 degrees for about 35-40 minutes turning over every 15 minutes.
  • Let them cool down when they have finished to allow them time to harden and become crunchy.
  • Store in an air tight container.

Eat when peckish or when you just want to have something tasty at your fingertips....

Just divine!

25 comments:

foodess said...

Looks like a great appetizer!

Brooke (Baking with Basil) said...

I cut out a recipe a while ago about baking chickpeas and totally forgot about it until now. I might have to swap out that recipe for this spicy one!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog last week! I'm so glad you did because it led me to yours. Love the concept of the moods - mood eating can be so tricky sometimes. I'll definitely be dropping by again!!

Anonymous said...

What temperature should they bake at?

Juliana said...

Wow, I think I would love this little treats...this are the things that one you start you cannot stop :-)

Joudie's Mood Food said...

Hey ladies, @foodessa, this is a great appetiser! So fun and different!
@Brooke, Im so glad you found this recipe the one that you like... Its such a show stopper being so simple, but bursting with bang!
@Anon, you should cook this at 200 degrees.
@Juliana, my hasband just said the same thing, and guess what we literally just cant stop! They are so good but be careful your teeth and jaw may get sore!

Maria @ ScandiFoodie said...

I've been having lots of chickpeas lately so this recipe is a must-try for me! Thank you for sharing, it looks absolutely delicious!

Dawn said...

I love making these. Great mix of spices!

Anna Johnston said...

I love wasabi peas, so this recipe looks like it has my name written all over it.
thanks for sharing
Anna

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Oooo! That sounds amazing! I'm book marking this for sure!

Anonymous said...

Is it ok to use canned chickpeas?

Heavenly Housewife said...

I've made these before, and I love it how you can customise this snack with whatever your favourite flavours are. These look so nice and crunchy.
*kisses* HH

Meredith said...

Oh my gosh everything looks so delicious ! So creative!
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Joudie's Mood Food said...

Anon, it is ok to use canned chickpeas. Just give thema rinse and then dry them and then season them and bake....

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

I always love crunching on things but as you have said, they're often unhealthy things!

Jessica said...

I've always wanted to make these! But seeing your photos makes me really feel the need to go buy some chickpeas ASAP!

Nuts about food said...

I posted about these a little while back and loved them. I buy chickpeas in tetrapack instead of cans and they worked well too. Very yummy

Pacheco Patty said...

I must try this spiced chickpea nibbles recipe, I think I could easily be in the mood for these little bites:)

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds delicious with smoked paprika and cumin!

Indie.Tea said...

I bet those are addictive!
My mom also does a version with dried peas, garlic, chili, lots of salt, and some garam masala.

Joudie's Mood Food said...

Addictive is the word when concering these oven baked chickpeas!

Anna said...

It looks divine, I'm sure I would love that. Salty and spicy, yummmm.

Piggy said...

I always want to make my own spiced chickpeas! Thanks for the recipe, will definitely give it a try!

friedtrout said...

I baked these on 215 degrees (Fahrenheit??) for over 45 minutes, but nothing changed. I know my over is a little weaker, but not that much. Are you sure you bake them at 200 Degrees F?
Thank you for the post.

Joudie's Mood Food said...

Hi Fried Trout, Im sorry i should have been more specific. I am going by UK temoerature. So 200 degrees C. That is around 425 degrees Farenheight....

Chanel11 said...

Can't wait to try these!

(I also stay away from canned food, no BPA for me thanks...)