Sunday, October 23, 2022

Crunchy Chickpeas Masala #SundayFunday

These delicious and nutrtitious little snacks are perfect for any holiday gathering.  The Sunday Funday bloggers are celebrating Diwali this week.  

Crunchy Chickpeas Masala

This would be a nice start to your holiday dinner for the Festival of Lights......

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Mayuri of Mayuri's Jakoni invited us all to her Diwali Party this year.  Then she found out that she was actually going to be able to be in India with her mom for Diwali and that her kids and their families would be joining them for the celebration.  I am so happy for her and pleased to be able to help her out by taking over some of the hosting duties.

Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil.  This year it is being celebrated tomorrow, October 24th.  Traditionally, family and friends gather to share special foods and sweets.  I love learning of other cultures through their foods and traditions so I was thrilled when Mayuri invited us to celebrate this special holiday with her.

Let's take a look at what everyone brought to the party today......

Crunchy Chickpea Masala

Whenever I have a celebration I always invite my guests at least an hour before I plan to serve dinner so we have time to relax with a cocktail and catch up with each other.  I make sure that there are snacks and/or appetizers available to stave off the hangries and absorb some of the alcohol if they are imbibing.

So I chose to make an appetizer for today's Diwali celebration and I am so glad that I did.  These little guys are very addictive....fair warning.  You may want to make a double batch if you are having a large gathering.

I went light on the spice because my husband is not heat tolerant.  Next time I will make two batches, mild and a little spicier for me and other's who like a little bite.

Appetizers, Chickpeas, Indian Spiced, Crunchy
Appetizers, Snacks
Author: Wendy Klik
Crunchy Chickpea Marsala

Crunchy Chickpea Marsala

These delicious and nutrtitious little snacks are perfect for any holiday gathering.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 48 MinTotal time: 53 Min


  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, rinsed, drained and patted dry
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1/2 t. red chili powder
  • 1 t. cumin
  • 1/2 t. garlic powder
  • 1/2 t. Garam Masala
  • salt, to taste


  1. Toss the chickpeas with the olive oil and place in a single layer onto a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt, to taste
  2. Combine the paprika, cumin, garlic powder and garam masala in a small bowl. Set aside
  3. Place in a preheated 400* oven for 15 minutes, stir and return to the oven for another 15 minutes.
  4. Reduce the oven temperature to 350*, stir the chickpeas again and bake for 15 minutes longer.
  5. Sprinkle the chickpeas with the spice mixture and return to the oven for 3-4 minutes watching carefully so the spices don't burn.
  6. Let cool before serving.


Adapted from a recipe found at My Food Story.


  1. This sounds great and chickpeas are sooooo nutritious too!

  2. This is one of the guilt free munching snack for sure. Love this

  3. Thank you so much Wendy for taking over my hosting duties. Had a wonderful Diwali celebration with family. Love your crunchy chickpeas masala. It makes a perfect snacking option with some drinks during a party.

    1. So glad you had time with your family and a nice celebration Mayuri. Happy Diwali.


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