Chickpea poppers are baked chickpeas with Indian spices. I like to add broccoli for the pop of color. Alternatively, you can also steam the broccoli and toss with the chickpeas before serving.
These are great for kids lunch boxes or pack some for picnic. Make a batch and set it aside for quick snacks, as a substitute for croutons in a salad or soups. Pop these in your or your kids mouth while watching TV instead of chips or junk food.
Boiled or Canned Chickpeas:- 2 Cups
Broccoli:- 1 Cup, cut into small florets (Or Steam the broccoli and mix with the chickpeas before serving)
Garam Masala:- 1/2 Tbsp
Chaat Masala:- 1/2 Tbsp
Olive Oil:- 2 Tbsp
Red Chilli Powder:- 1 Tsp
1) Set an oven rack at the highest position and preheat the oven to 425 F.
2)Line the baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean up.
3)Drain the chickpeas in a large colander for about 15 minutes to get rid of as much as moisture possible. If using canned, rinse first.
4)In a large bowl gently mix together all the ingredients.
5)Arrange in a single layer on the baking sheet.
6)Cook for 10-15 minutes. Carefully take the tray out of the oven, mix gently so that everything cooks evenly and cook another 10 minutes.
7)Let it cool for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with the chaat masla or red chilli powder before serving.
Serve at room temperature..Enjoy:)