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!

jar of roasted chickpeas on it's side

Tikka Masala Roasted Chickpeas

It takes a handful ingredients to make this protein-packed vegan and gluten-free snack. Perfect for salads, soups, or on their own!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Indian, Plant Based, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: roasted chickpeas, savory snack healthy, snack idea healthy, spicy snacks
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 105kcal
Author: Amanda


  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas no salt added
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Drain and rinse chickpeas and put in small mixing bowl
  • Melt coconut oil and mix with chickpeas
  • Pour chickpeas onto baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, flipping frequently to prevent burning
  • While chickpeas are roasting, mix all spices together in small bowl
  • Remove chickpeas from oven when they are nice and crispy
  • Place back in mixing bowl and add spices. Mix well.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.2g | Protein: 3.2g | Fat: 5.2g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 116mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 3.4g

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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