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These Roasted Chickpeas make a delicious and healthy snack.

Roasted chickpeas are a very popular Indian and Middle Eastern snack food. For that matter, they are loved all around the world.

This recipe gets fantastic results. You really can’t go wrong as no fuss recipe for roasted chickpeas could not be easier.

Roasted Chickpeas in a serving bowl.

About this roasted chickpeas recipe.

This is a delicious and crispy snack that you can prepare in about 30 minutes. You will find a selection of spices that I added to these roasted chickpeas but you really can make these as you want them.

If you have a dry rub you really like or perhaps a special curry powder, try that instead.

These roasted chickpeas can also be really spicy, use more chilli powder, or mild. I do add a little salt to the spice mix and you can adjust the saltiness by adding more after the chickpeas are roasted.

How long can you store the roasted crispy chickpeas?

Homemade roasted chickpeas can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.

It’s important to ensure they are completely cooled before storing to prevent any moisture buildup, which can lead to them becoming less crunchy.

Can you upscale/downscale this recipe?

Yes, halve the recipe or double it. Do what you like with the spicing. I recommend that you not double the chilli powder though. Add that to taste or you might find your roasted chickpeas a bit on the spicy side or worse, too spicy!

Can you store the crispy chickpeas in the fridge?

If you live in a particularly humid environment, you may want to store the chickpeas in the refrigerator to prolong their crispiness.

However, refrigeration can cause the chickpeas to lose some of their crunch over time. So you should check them regularly.

If you notice any signs of spoilage, such as an off smell or appearance, discard the chickpeas and make some more.

It’s always best to use your judgment and discretion when consuming homemade snacks, especially those with natural ingredients and no preservatives.

Can you freeze roasted chickpeas?

Good question. I didn’t think you could but from my tests, they freeze really well up to three months, perhaps longer.

I only froze mine for three months and they were fine. Just let them defrost completely to room temperature and enjoy.

How do you freeze crispy chickpeas?

1. Allow the roasted chickpeas to cool completely to room temperature before freezing. This helps prevent them from developing ice crystals, which can affect their texture.

2. Once cooled, transfer the roasted chickpeas to a freezer-safe container or resealable plastic bag. Try to remove as much air as possible from the container or bag before sealing it shut. Alternatively, you can vacuum seal them for optimal freshness.

3. Label the container or bag with the date of freezing to keep track of their freshness.

4. Place the container or bag of roasted chickpeas in the freezer. Make sure to store them in a single layer if possible to prevent them from sticking together.

5. Roasted chickpeas can be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months without significant loss of quality. However, for the best texture and flavour, you should eat them the first month of freezing.

6. When you’re ready to enjoy the frozen roasted chickpeas, you can thaw them overnight in the refrigerator or at room temperature for a few hours. Alternatively, you can reheat them in a low oven (around 150C/300F ) for a few minutes until they are warmed through and crispy again.

Step by step photographs.

Ingredients for the recipe.

Get all your ingredients together and measured out before starting.

Mixing the chickpeas with the olive oil and ground spices in a mixing bowl.

Pour the chickpeas into a mixing bowl and add the oil and ground spices. Stir well to combine.

The spiced chickpeas on a roasting tray.

Preheat your oven to 200C/400F. Spread the chickpeas in one layer on a baking tray and season generously with salt. 

Roasting the chickpeas in the oven.

Place in your preheated oven to roast for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown and crispy all over.

The roasted chickpeas on a baking tray.

Don’t rush the cooking. You are cooking to crispiness, not time. Ensure all of the chickpeas are crispy and move them around during cooking if needed.

Roasted chickpeas

The roasted chickpeas should feel lighter than when you put them in the oven as they dry out and become crispy.

Roasted chickpeas in a serving bowl.



If you like this recipe for chickpeas try my others:

Pickle with chickpeas, garlic and carrots
Chicken balti with chicpeas
Lamb Kofta Curry with Chickpeas
Chicken curry with mushrooms & chickpeas
Chickpea Curry


Yield: 6

Roasted Chickpeas In Spices & Olive Oil

Roasted Chickpeas in a serving bowl.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 x 400g (15oz) tins of chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp tandoori masala
  • 1 tsp flaky salt plus more to taste before serving
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Preheat your oven to 200c/400f.
  2. Drain the chickpeas as much as possible and then pour them onto paper towels to dry. You will need a couple of sheets as you want to thoroughly dry them so that they become crispy when you roast them.
  3. Once dry, pour into a bowl with the other ingredients.
  4. Stir well to combine so that the chickpeas are equally coated with the spices and oil.
  5. Pour the chickpeas on a baking tray in one layer and then place in the centre rack of the oven.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes but be sure to check from time to time while they cook as ovens do vary.
  7. When finished, the roasted chickpeas should be crunchy and toasted brown.
  8. Take them out of the oven and let them cool slightly. Enjoy.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 367mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 7gSugar: 4gProtein: 8g

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Mina Joshi

Monday 28th of April 2014

I like this recipe very much as it is so much healthier to roast than fry the chick peas. The store bought ones are always deep fried so they loose all the goodness.


Thursday 13th of March 2014

Hi! Thanks for the lovely recipe! Tried it out and I've definitely become a little addicted. (:

Dan Toombs

Thursday 27th of March 2014

Thank you Emma. Really glad you like the recipe. :-)


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