Crispy Turmeric Chickpeas offer a wide range of benefits thanks to their star ingredients. First and foremost, chickpeas, the base of this recipe, is packed with protein, fibre, and essential nutrients. They provide a feeling of satiety, helping to curb cravings and promote healthy weight management. Additionally, chickpeas contain plant-based compounds that may support digestive health and contribute to heart health.
Adding liquid amino, a healthier alternative to traditional soy sauce enhances the savoury flavour profile of the chickpeas. Made from soybeans, liquid amino acids are a rich source of essential amino acids and contain lower sodium levels than regular soy sauce. By using liquid amino, you can enjoy the umami taste without the excessive sodium intake that may adversely affect blood pressure and heart health.
The blend of spices in this recipe, including garam masala, turmeric, cumin, garlic powder, and ground black pepper, provides more than just flavour. Turmeric, for instance, contains a compound called curcumin, known for its potent anti-inflammatory properties. Garam masala, cumin, and garlic powder not only add a depth of flavour but also offer potential health benefits, such as aiding digestion and supporting immune function. Finally, ground black pepper enhances the absorption of curcumin from turmeric, maximizing its potential health effects.
Incorporating these crispy turmeric chickpeas into your diet can be a delicious way to enjoy the benefits of chickpeas, liquid amino, and a range of super spices. Whether as a convenient on-the-go snack or a satisfying addition to salads or buddha bowls, these chickpeas provide a nutritious boost to your day. So, go ahead and treat yourself to this flavorful and healthful snack, knowing that you’re nourishing your body with each crispy bite.
Crispy Turmeric Chickpeas
- 1 can chickpeas
- 1 tsp liquid amino
- 1 tsp ground garam masala
- ½ tsp ground turmeric
- ¼ tsp ground cumin
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp ground black pepper
- Preheat oven on bake at 180°C (350°F)
- Drain liquid from chickpeas (keep the liquid for aquafaba recipes)
- Mix chickpeas in a bowl with Liquid Amino.
- Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- Place mix on a baking tray covered with a baking sheet or silicon sheet and bake for 45mins (stir mix at least once in that time).
- Remove from oven and set aside to cool.