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Roasted Chickpeas with Garam Masala

Photo: Annabelle Breakey
Total time 1 hr, 30 mins

Makes 3 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)

These addictive snacks flew out of our test kitchen. They're great on salads, too.


  • 4 cans (15 oz. each) chickpeas (garbanzos), rinsed and drained well
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • About 1 tsp. fine sea salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 160
  • caloriesfromfat 51 %
  • protein 5.2 g
  • fat 9.1 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • carbohydrate 15 g
  • fiber 3.8 g
  • sodium 283 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Gently roll chickpeas in batches between clean kitchen towels to blot dry and slough off papery skins; discard skins. Divide chickpeas between 2 rimmed baking sheets. To each pan, add 3 tbsp. oil, 1 tsp. garam masala, and 1/2 tsp. salt and mix well to coat. Spread in an even layer.

  2. Bake, stirring occasionally, until chickpeas are crisp all the way through, 75 to 80 minutes. Add more salt to taste if you like. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Cook's Notes

Make ahead: Up to 1 week, chilled airtight.

Healthy in a Hurry (Weldon Owen, 2012; $30) by Karen Ansel and Charity Ferreira.