Oven Roasted Chenna

This is one snack I associate with train journeys. In Tamil Nadu this is called "time pass" and we get this in every shop from the road side cigarette joint to the biggest supermarket. It is usually roasted in a skillet but here Ive Oven roasted it.
Chickpeas/Chenna: 1 cup
Garlic: 3 cloves sliced
Chilly Powder: 1 tsp or as required
Cumin Powder: 1/2 tsp
Oil: 1 tbsp
Salt: as required

1.Wash and soak the Chickpeas/chenna overnight.Drain.
2.Cook by adding two cups water in a pressure cooker on high flame for five whistles.
(the chenna should be immersed completely and then add a cup more of water)
3.When the pressure has been released completely, take the chenna out and drain in a colander.
4.Now mix the chenna with salt, oil, garlic and chilly powder.
5.Preheat your oven to 220 C
6.Line your baking tray with aluminium foil and transfer the chickpeas to it
7.Bake for 40 minutes stirring in between.
(oven temperatures vary, so keep an eye after 25 minutes)
8.Once done, leave it like that for sometime till it cools down a bit

Crunchy, guilt free, protein rich snack is ready!!!!!

Note: If you are using canned chickpeas, drain, wash and then continue from instruction 4. (no need to cook it)
You can follow the same recipe for green peas as well. I usually buy the frozen green peas and follow from instruction 4.


  1. Feel like munching some,quite addictive roasted channas..

  2. Hey this one is specially for me!!! Love u Sojo!!!

    Post more quickly made healthy recipe....

    v'll try dis 1 n let u know :D