Vegan Recipes

Roasted Chickpeas (Roasted Chana)

Roasted Chickpeas (Roasted Chana)

Roasted chickpeas or roasted chana is a guilt free delicious and healthy snack for all. This roasted chickpeas snack is a wonderful alternative to many store bought greasy snacks for toddlers and kids too. You can make this crunchy snack in no time. Most of the work is done by your oven and the best is you need very less oil.

PREP TIME 6 hrs 50 mins

COOK TIME 45 mins

TOTAL TIME 7 hrs 35 mins


CUISINE American, continental

1 CUP = 250 ml


  • 2 cups dried white chickpeas or canned chickpeas
  • water for cooking chickpeas
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • salt to taste
  • chili powder to taste


  • Soak dried white chickpeas or kabuli chana in water for 6-8 hours
  • Drain well and pressure cook until done.
  • If you are using canned chickpeas, skip the above steps.
  • Drain and rinse the cooked chickpeas very well.
  • Spread on a clean cloth and fan dry for 30-40 minutes (important!)
  • Preheat oven at 180 C / 350 F.
  • Grease a large baking sheet with oil.
  • Combine dried chickpeas, salt, chili powder and 2 teaspoons oil in a bowl. Toss well.
  • Spread as single layer on the greased baking tray.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35-45 minutes.
  • Once done let cool thoroughly. Store roasted chickpeas in airtight container and serve as required
  • Whether you can using canned chickpeas or dried and cooked ones, make sure to drain the excess thoroughly. If there is moisture in the legume, it will not be roasted well.
  • You can season as you wish, here I have just added salt and chili powder. Also I like to season the chickpeas before roasting. The flavors get deep inside the legumes rather than tossing the seasoning once roasted.
  • Serving: 2cupsCalories: 167kcal

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