roasted channa {chickpeas, gluten free, vegan}


Snack Time !! This is a easy snack to make and munch on without putting on a lot of calories. Channa is a widely used legume in India. It is full of good Protein, fiber and low in fat. As the name suggests this is a roasted snack and therefore can be enjoyed without any guilt.


There are different varieties of channa and the one used in India , the Kabuli Channa , as the name suggests probably has its origin in Afghanistan.

250 gms of channa/chickpea
2 tablespoons of Olive oil
1 tsp red chilli powder
Salt to taste



  1. Soak the chickpeas overnight. Drain it in the morning and pressure cook it with salt.
  2. Give it a couple of whistles. It should not become too mushy.
  3. If you are using canned one, then drain the chickpeas and wash it once in running water.
  4. Preheat over to 175 c. Line a baking tray with a baking sheet. Drizzle some olive oil and toss the chickpeas with the rest of the oil.
  5. Arrange it on the a baking tray by spreading it all around.
  6. Bake it for 30-40 mins. Check after 30 mins to see if it is done. It should be crunchy and not soft.
  7. Once its done , take it out into a big bowl. Add salt and red chilli powder. Close the bowl with its lid and shake it till the spices get evenly distributed.
  8. Allow it to cool and store in an airtight container.

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