Roasted peas and beans, sometimes fried, are popular snack in Japan. But here in Melbourne where I live, I don’t see them. Nuts are popular, though. I wonder why Australian don’t eat roasted peas and beans. You can find my ‘Healthy Soy Bean Nibbles’ recipe on this website. This is another healthy and inexpensive recipe.


Dried Chickpeas *large type recommended
Olive Oil
Garlic Powder
Curry Powder

  1. Wash Chickpeas, place them in a large bowl and cover with water, and soak overnight.
  2. Drain well and dry for a few hours. (OR use a tea towel to dry them. ) Add Olive Oil and toss to coat. Then season with Salt, Garlic Powder and Curry Powder. *Note: You can use other spices of your choice.
  3. Spread evenly on a baking tray and bake at 160 to 170℃ for 30 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Baking time depends on the size of Chickpeas and your preference. I like absolutely crispy and crunchy texture, but some people like softer texture. *Note: The texture will harden when they are cold.