Tikka Masala Roasted Chickpeas

These crispy baked chickpeas come with a lot of flavor. This Indian-inspired roasted chickpea recipe is a healthy snack calling for just a handful of ingredients and take 30 minutes to bake. These baked chickpeas are great on soups, salads, or on their own!

roasted chickpeas on a baking sheetYeah, you read that right. Tikka masala roasted chickpeas (insert handclap emoji). This week I’m coming in hot with a recipe you’ll want to try out.

I’m not claiming to be this professional Indian spice master, but I have been interested in Indian spice blends and cooking for some time now. Like most cultures, cooking roots go deep and home cooking really stands out to me when I think of Indian culture. It’s a symbol of family, togetherness, and love. I was always so intimidated by the spice list of Indian recipes, but what I realized is most of these spices are commonly used in many dishes. Garam masala is a staple spice blend in most Indian recipes. If you have a good garam masala you can make a great tasting meal.

jar of roasted chickpeas on yellow backgroundSome families have their own special blend that stays in the family. I followed the ratios in one of my personal favorite cookbooks; Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen. The spice blend came out delicious and is the base to this recipe.  BTW everyone should go buy this cookbook if you are semi-interested in learning Indian cooking. It is packed with tons of great recipes and even schools you a bit in the region the recipe is from and what occasion this dish is made for.

baking sheet of roasted chickpeasIt’s been so rainy here in the Bay, and all I want to do is bundle up in warm clothes and make comfort food. Although this rain has nothing on my Connecticut roots and snowy Winters, it’s still a pain and I’m ready to embrace some warmer, sunnier weather. Staying indoors more means getting a little more experimental in the kitchen – hence my latest Indian cooking kick and I’m excited to bring to you this recipe. Although it’s not the same comforting feeling of a creamy, saucy Indian dish, it does not fall short of flavor. These are the perfect vegan and gluten-free snack or great on top of salads or soups (think creamy curry soup).

bowl of roasted chickpeas next to baking sheetBowl of roasted chickpeas on yellow backgroundIf you tried this tikka masala baked chickpeas, let me know in the comments below and share a photo using #mindfulavocado. I’d love to hear from you! Want to see more recipes? Let’s get social! CONNECT WITH ME on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest to see what I’m currently cooking up!

Roasted Chickpeas - 4 Ways!

These little crispy baked chickpeas are packed with a lot of flavor. Roasted chickpeas are great on soups, salads, or on their own as a healthy snack! Try one or all 4 ways to make this easy crunchy garbanzo beans recipe in the oven or air fryer.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Indian, Plant Based, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: air fryer snack, healthy vegan snack, roasted chickpeas, savory snack healthy, snack idea healthy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 183kcal
Author: Amanda

Ingredients

Roasted Chickpea Base:

  • 1 14.5-ounce can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

Chili Lime Roasted Chickpeas:

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon lime zest

BBQ Roasted Chickpeas:

  • 1.5 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Garlic and Herb Roasted Chickpeas:

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Tikka Masala Roasted Chickpeas:

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. To make in the air fryer, skip this step.
  • Drain and rinse chickpeas and place on kitchen towel. Using another towel, gently dry off chickpeas. I like to let them air dry for at least 30 minutes so they are 100% dry. This yeilds crispy chickpeas!
  • Place chickpeas in a small mixing bowl and add olive oil. Mix well.
  • Pour chickpeas onto a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, flipping frequently to prevent burning. Set aside the mixing bowl because you will put the chickpeas back into the bowl after baking.
  • To make in the air fryer: Pour chickpeas in the air fryer container in a single layer. Bake at 390 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 minutes, shaking halfway through.

Chili Lime Roasted Chickpeas:

  • While chickpeas are roasting, mix chili powder and salt in a small bowl.
  • Remove chickpeas from the oven when they are nice and crispy. Place the chickpeas in the mixing bowl and top with the seasoning mixture. Add lime juice and lime zest and mix well.

BBQ Roasted Chickpeas:

  • While chickpeas are roasting, mix seasonings in a small bowl.
  • Remove chickpeas from the oven when they are nice and crispy. Place the chickpeas in the mixing bowl and top with the seasoning mixture. Mix well.

Garlic and Herb Roasted Chickpeas:

  • While chickpeas are roasting, mix seasonings in a small bowl.
  • Remove chickpeas from the oven when they are nice and crispy. Place the chickpeas in the mixing bowl and top with the seasoning mixture. Mix well.

Tikka Masala Roasted Chickpeas:

  • While chickpeas are roasting, mix seasonings in a small bowl.
  • Remove chickpeas from the oven when they are nice and crispy. Place the chickpeas in the mixing bowl and top with the seasoning mixture. Mix well.

Notes

Keep leftover baked chickpeas in a loosely covered container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (1/3 chickpeas without any seasonings) | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.1g | Protein: 5.9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 5.3g | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg

Notes: The tiki masala blend is adapted from Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen Cookbook which I seriously recommend you purchase because it’s crazy good.

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