South Indian Vegetarian Low Carb Diet – Snack – Roasted Chickpeas


When you are on a low carb diet you do need some snacks to eat in between meals. I read at a few places about Roasted Chickpeas. Since we started the diet, we brought a big tin of chickpeas from Costco.

Half of the tin I made chickpeas usli. The remaining I decided to make this crunchy yummy roasted chickpeas.


  • Drained and washed chickpeas – 2 cups
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chili Powder to taste


  • Drain and wash the chickpeas. I brought the canned ones.
  • Place it on a paper towel for 1/2 day so all water is evaporated
  • In a bowl add Olive oil and coat the chickpeas.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 30 minutes in 400 degree F.
  • Take out and once cooled, add salt and red chilli powder.
  • Stays crunchy for weeks.
  • Store in an airtight container.

10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Aparna on May 7, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    I generally don’t buy canned food. So if I have to make this recipe ,do I need to boil the Chana before roasting it in oven or just overnivht soaked Chana is enough. Thank u


  2. Woww.. will definitely try meera ji. Thank you very much.. Really like your concept of healthy diet.. am following these receipes..


  3. Posted by krismaly on May 3, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Meera Akka,

    Try to avoid using Canned stuff. Read the ingradients on the can they are all preservatives moreover half cooked and they never tell yu.

    Best is rinse Chick peas overnight then cook
    Tip even dry Chick peas you need to wash 3 times before storing it for over night. Because for for storing the grain for long run the processor adds some edible powder but it is not good too.


  4. Posted by Sirisha on May 3, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Great ! Looks yummy .. I am going to try this tonight. Thank you ri!


    • Posted by meeraghu on May 3, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      Yes, let me know how it turns out!


      • Posted by Sirisha on May 4, 2016 at 4:37 pm

        Done Ri .. Tried and came out really good .. Crispy, crunchy and yummy ! I am still waiting for breakfast options and how, when and what kind of fruits to eat pls ….

      • Posted by meeraghu on May 4, 2016 at 6:23 pm


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