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Spicy Baked Chickpeas Made Crispy in the Oven

Spicy Baked Chickpeas Made Crispy in the Oven
All the ingredients for North African Spicy Baked Chickpeas recipe are found at your local grocery store. Spicy baked chickpea North African recipe is delicious, high fiber, crispy, crunchy food.

Spicy Baked Chickpeas Made Crispy in the Oven.

Spicy Baked Chickpeas

A well-known part of the North African diet is chickpeas also known as garbanzo beans. Spicy baked chickpeas are seasoned with many savory spices and perfectly baked every time.

Spicy Baked Chickpeas

Serves 4

Total time from start to finish 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients
2 cans chickpeas, drained
1 tablespoon dried mint
2 dried hot red chilies
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 tablespoon dried coriander
¼ cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon cardamom seeds
2 whole cloves

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add all ingredients except chickpeas to a coffee grinder and pulse until mixed well. In a medium mixing bowl, toss the drained chickpeas spice powder. Spread chickpeas on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour until the beans are browned and crisp. Remove from the oven and cool.

Chickpeas facts did you know

The Chickpea crop has been cultivated in Ethiopia since antiquity, dating back to 7,500 BC.

There are two types of chickpeas:

Desi – is a small dark seeded with a rough coat, drought-tolerant well adapted to low rainfall areas. Desi chickpeas have a yellow colored center. commercial production.

Kabuli – is a lighter colored large late-maturity plant, beige-colored throughout the seed with thin skin and is found mainly in areas of steady rainfall. The Kabuli chickpeas are the type most commonly found in American supermarkets.

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Simple Cooking Tips

Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.