How to Make Spicy Fried Chickpeas (Garbanzo Bean Snacks)

Updated on January 24, 2020
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Fried Spicy Chickpeas or Garbanzo Bean Snacks
Fried Spicy Chickpeas or Garbanzo Bean Snacks

Spicy fried chickpeas make a delightful tea time snack. They are so delicious that once you start eating them you won't be able to stop. As they are packed with nutrients, they can be served to people of all ages. Chickpeas have abundant fiber, iron, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Include them in your diet to help strengthen your immune system and promote good health.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: A bowl full of spicy fried chickpeas snacks

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chickpeas or garbanzo beans, soaked in water for 6-7 hours or soaked overnight.
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chat masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon amchur powder or dry mango powder
  • Oil for deep frying

Instructions

  1. Soak garbanzo beans in water for 6-7 hours or overnight.
  2. Strain them. Spread them on a cotton cloth for 2-3 hours.
  3. Take red chili powder, salt, dry mango powder, and chat masala in a mixing bowl. Mix them. Keep aside.
  4. Heat oil for deep frying. Drop 2-3 fistful of chickpeas into the medium hot oil. In the beginning, they settle down on the bottom. After some time they start coming up to the surface. Finally, all the chickpeas become light and start floating on the top.
  5. Turn them occasionally and regulate the flame for uniform frying. As they are soaked for a long time, they take longer to become crunchy inside. Frying a batch may take about 8-10 minutes.
  6. You will feel the crispiness of chickpeas while turning them. Once they are light and fully crispy, take them out and place them on an absorbent paper towel to get rid of the excess oil.
  7. Repeat the same for frying all chickpeas. Keep them aside for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle the spice mix little by little on the chickpeas and toss them. Ensure that each chickpea is coated with an equal amount of spice mix.
  9. Spicy fried chickpeas snacks are ready to munch. Serve it in a bowl to children after coming from school or to elders as a teatime snack. It is a healthy in-between-meals snack too. Happy munching!

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Step one : Soak chickpeas/garbanzo beans in water for 6-7 hours or overnight.Step two: Strain them. Spread chickpeas on a cotton cloth.soaked and dried chickpeasStep three: Mix red chili powder, salt, dry mango powder, and chat masala. Keep aside.The spice mixStep four: Fry chickpeas in batches till they are light and crunchy till inside. This may take about 8-9 minutes.Frying chickpeasObserve, in the last stages of frying, chickpeas float on the surfaceStep five: Take them out and place on an absorbent paper towel. Repeat the same for frying all the chickpeas.Step six: Sprinkle spice mix on the fried chickpeas. Add little by little spice mix and toss the chickpeas to ensure uniform coating of the spices.Step seven: Spicy fried chickpeas is ready to serve.
Step one : Soak chickpeas/garbanzo beans in water for 6-7 hours or overnight.
Step one : Soak chickpeas/garbanzo beans in water for 6-7 hours or overnight.
Step two: Strain them. Spread chickpeas on a cotton cloth.
Step two: Strain them. Spread chickpeas on a cotton cloth.
soaked and dried chickpeas
soaked and dried chickpeas
Step three: Mix red chili powder, salt, dry mango powder, and chat masala. Keep aside.
Step three: Mix red chili powder, salt, dry mango powder, and chat masala. Keep aside.
The spice mix
The spice mix
Step four: Fry chickpeas in batches till they are light and crunchy till inside. This may take about 8-9 minutes.
Step four: Fry chickpeas in batches till they are light and crunchy till inside. This may take about 8-9 minutes.
Frying chickpeas
Frying chickpeas
Observe, in the last stages of frying, chickpeas float on the surface
Observe, in the last stages of frying, chickpeas float on the surface
Step five: Take them out and place on an absorbent paper towel. Repeat the same for frying all the chickpeas.
Step five: Take them out and place on an absorbent paper towel. Repeat the same for frying all the chickpeas.
Step six: Sprinkle spice mix on the fried chickpeas. Add little by little spice mix and toss the chickpeas to ensure uniform coating of the spices.
Step six: Sprinkle spice mix on the fried chickpeas. Add little by little spice mix and toss the chickpeas to ensure uniform coating of the spices.
Step seven: Spicy fried chickpeas is ready to serve.
Step seven: Spicy fried chickpeas is ready to serve.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 184
Calories from Fat63
% Daily Value *
Fat 7 g11%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 24 g8%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 6 g24%
Protein 7 g14%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 6 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

    ShailaSheshadri 

    2 years ago from Bengaluru

    Thanks for your lovely comments. Yeah.. it is a yummy snack. It is healthy too. Make them and munch whenever you desire!

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    RTalloni 

    2 years ago

    These look yummy! Thanks for sharing your method in a nicely done hub. I've been wanting to do more with garbanzos and hope to try this soon.

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