Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Spicy Toasted Chick Peas - Chaana Jor Gharam

Spicy Toasted Chick Peas - Chaana Jor Gharam

Thanks to living in bay area we enjoy all the perks of celebrating festivals, never miss India. In fact I think we are much more into celebrating festivals traditionally than compared to India. This weekend went to a friend’s place who celebrated Sanrkanthi in a true traditional way with Bommalakoluvu and best part she had gobbama (though created with play dough) and the ladies danced around and sang. I don’t think I have ever done this growing up. It truly reminded me of home.

Offering soaked chickpeas is a tradition along with Haldi and Kumkum. I was in a baking phase this weekend and decided to toast chickpeas in the oven end result was channa jor gharam. Spicy, crunchy and tasty toasted chickpeas.

Super simple


1 cup soaked chickpeas (preferably overnight)

½ tbsp cumin powder

½ tbsp red chili powder

½ chaat masala

Few drops of olive oil or Pam

Salt according to taste


1. Pre heat oven to 425 degrees.

2.In a non-stick baking pan, add chick peas and spray with pam or few drop of olive oil till all the chickpeas are well coated.

2. Add cumin,chili, chaat masala and salt and toss till all the chick peas are coated and covered well.
3. Bake them in the oven for 15 minutes, turning them once in the middle.
4. Allow to cool down and relish with a hot cup of tea.

These taste really crunchy and you can mix in any other flavors/spices of your choice.


kitchen queen said...

The chickpeas looks yum and crunchy.

notyet100 said...

seen this somewhere else,...looks yum,..

notyet100 said...

seen this somewhere else,...looks yum,..

Mona said...

These crunchy chana look delicious, perfect snacks during wintry days along with chai.

Asha said...

Lucky you! The only "Indians" we see here "Pakistanis"! :D

Jor Jor Garam Chana looks perfect.

Rina said...

Toasted Chaana look so perfect and tempting and spicy for an evening snack w/ a cup of chai..

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