Indian Food Spicy Garbanzo Beans Snack Recipe

Indian Food Has A Place In Our Hearts and Our Stomachs

Indian food has had a place in my heart for as long as I remember. Doc is as passionate about the Indian flavors of curry, saffron, coriander, turmeric and cumin. Just the aroma alone makes my heart swell with joy. Add a little spice and , well, YUM!

indian food Indian Food Spicy Garbanzo Beans Snack Recipe

Garbanzo beans, also known as chick peas, are an Indian food staple. The indian food inspired recipe below is a healthy snack you can take anywhere.  I hope you enjoy it but first a note about garbanzo beans.

Garbanzo beans are a legume and have many health benefits. For example, garbanzo beans are:

  • a great source of fiber.
  • a bean that lowers your risk of colon cancer.
  • a source of antioxidants.
  • a bean that lowers total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
  • a bean that regulates blood sugars leading to a stable blood sugar level.
  • high in fiber to increase satiety while consuming less food supporting a healthy weight.

It is so easy to add these fantastic legumes to your diet.  You can:

  1. Sprinkle garbanzo beans on salads
  2. mix them into dips such as hummus
  3. mash them into a sandwich spread
  4. toss them in a soup
  5. Bake them in the oven slathered in indian food spices for a healthy snack, see the recipe below

Indian Food Spicy Garbanzo Beans Snack Recipe

indian food garbanzo beans Indian Food Spicy Garbanzo Beans Snack Recipe


  • 2 (15oz.) cans of chick peas (garbanzo beans) drained & rinsed.
  • 2 TBS. olive oil
  • 1 teas. ground cumin
  • 1 teas. garam masala
  • 1 teas. chili powder
  • 1/2 teas. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teas. sea salt


  1. Heat oven to 400 & arrange rack in the middle
  2. Add spices and olive oil to a bowl and mix well.
  3. Add garbanzo beans to the bowl and toss well.
  4. Place the garbanzo beans in the bowl & toss with the spice mixture until evenly coated.
  5. Spread the garbanzo beans in even layer on a rimmed baking sheet, bake until crisp. 30 to 40 minutes.

indian food baked garbanzo beans Indian Food Spicy Garbanzo Beans Snack Recipe

Pop these little Indian food gems in your mouth while watching TV for a healthy snack or take them on a picnic lunch.  Pack them in your kids lunches or take them on your next skiing trip for a powerful high protein snack on the hill.  Toss them in your backpack while hiking or to the Friday night football game. You get the idea, these are a quick and easy delicious snack that is heart healthy and nutritious for your entire body.  Take your spicy garbanzo beans with you anywhere you need a healthy vegetarian or gluten free snack. You can even serve them at a party or as a side dish for dinner. Try a little Indian food in your diet.  Start with this easy spicy garbanzo beans snack recipe. Enjoy!

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