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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Snack time: Non-fried masala chana for your evening cravings

There is no better time than now to make your favourite snacks. Let's start with masala chana

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | September 9, 2020 7:10:15 pm
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How about making your tea time a little more interesting with a lip-smacking recipe that can be made in a jiffy? So get ready to be wowed by masala chickpeas or masala chana that can be made at home with just a few easily-available ingredients. If you have been wondering how to make the recipe, here’s some help.

Chef Meghna Kamdar from Meghna’s Food Magic recently shared the easy preparation on her Instagram feed.

Take a look.

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Crunchy Masala Chickpeas snacks No need to buy or deep fry, can now Ingredients : Chickpeas(half boiled upto 2 whistles in cooker) 1.5 tbs olive oil Some roasted cumin powder Some dry parsley Some red chilli powder Salt as per taste Some chilli flakes Method : Take a mixing bowl, add chickpeas(boiled in the pressure cooker until it releases two whistles) Add 1.5 tbs olive oil(optional – can be replaced with any other oil) Add some roasted cumin powder(jeera powder) Add some dry parsley Add some red chilli powder Add some salt Add some chilli flakes and mix it well (Pizza seasonings & onion, garlic powder – optional) Take a baking tray, place the mixture in it and put it in the oven for 25 mins to cook(preheat the oven at 190⁰ for 10 mins) (For cooking on stove put it in the pan stirring constantly for 20-25 mins on slow flame) Check after few minutes, stir it lightly and again leave for cooking. Take out of the oven after 25 mins (You can store this snack for min 6 days in air tight container) Here's your Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas ready for munching. . Love M #ChefMeghna #Munching #CrispyChole #Crunchy#ChickpeasMasala #MasalaSandwich #IndianStreetFood #indianFood #Recipe #RecipeShare #Cooking #IndianFoodBloggers #FoodBlog #IndianFoodies #tasty #yum #newidea #indianfoodblogger #indianfoodies #foods #kids #lovefood #ifoundawesome #mumbaieats #whatmumbaieats #tasty #yummy #mumbaifoodies #mumbaifoods #delhifoods #goodfoodindia #WalkWithIndia

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“No need to buy or deep fry,” said Kamdar.

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Chickpeas (half boiled; up to two whistles in cooker)
1½  tbsp – Olive oil or any other oil
Some roasted cumin powder
Some dry parsley
Some red chilli powder
Salt as per taste
Some chilli flakes


*Take a mixing bowl, add chickpeas, olive oil, roasted cumin powder, dry parsley, red chilli powder, salt and chilli flakes and mix well.
You can also add pizza seasonings and onion, garlic powder.
*Transfer the same to a baking tray and put it in the oven for 25 minutes. (Preheat the oven at 190° for 10 mins).
*For cooking on the stove, put it in the pan and stir constantly for 20-25 minutes on slow flame.
*Check after few minutes, stir it lightly and again leave for cooking.

Pro tips

You can store this snack for a minimum of six days in an airtight container.

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