25 Mar '11, 5am

Whether you call them chickpeas or garbanzo beans, when you roast ‘em, they’re absolutely delicious!

Whether you call them chickpeas or garbanzo beans, when you roast ‘em, they’re absolutely delicious!

Roasted chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are the snack that I am currently addicted to. They have some resemblances to those deep-fried chickpeas (kacang putih) sold by Indian hawkers during my yesteryears. Although it’s a roasted version, I was pleasantly surprised to find these beans incredibly crispy and crunchy, providing me with all the satisfaction of chips. Besides that, they also packed with protein, calcium and fiber too! Best of all, you need only little effort to make them. Yes, it will work on canned beans and not dried beans. There are simply two reasons why I prefer to use canned beans. First, canned beans are pre-cooked, hence they can be used instantly. This can shorten the time for preparation and cooking tremendously. Second (and most importantly), the texture will be crispier and crunchier. Those roasted dried beans have a harder texture that can...

Full article: http://food-4tots.com/2011/03/25/crispy-roasted-chickpeas...

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