Monday, 16 July 2012

Oven Roasted Peas with Ajwain

I have this new found love for Oven roasted snacks. It is so much better than the fried ones and packed with proteins. Kids will love munching on these goodies. We can enjoy it with an evening cup of coffee or tea. For me it is a perfect Friday night movie snack or to curl with a book. And with the olympics coming up, a perfect snack to much while watching a game :-)

This is one of my childhood favourite snack, though my mom did not make it. We use to buy packets from nearby bakery.

Baking time depends on the oven. When I made chickpeas last time, I felt that it was not hard enough. Usually they say it hardens a little after it cools. I cooked that for 30 min. But it was a little chewy (not bad, just chewy). I was looking for a nice hard texture for the peas and so cooked for 50 minutes this time. Felt it is a little hard. May be 40 minutes next time :-)

Dry Green Peas 2 cups
Ajwain 1 tsp
Chilli Powder 1 tsp
Oil 3 tbsp

Method of Preparation

1. Soak peas overnight. Pressure cook for 1 whistle till it is cooked but still in shape.

2. Drain the water. Add ajwain, chilli powder, salt and oil. Toss well.

3. Bake in an oven till it is nice and crisp. I did for 50 minutes. Check every 10 minutes. Give it a nice toss. Adjust spices and salt after the first 10 minutes if need be.

You can use spices of your choice. There are a lot of options to experiment with. Check the chickpeas version as well.

Linking this to I Love Baking, Radhika's Event
Linking this to Celebrate - Olympic games Event by Jagruti, hosted by Priya
Linking this to Toddler Snacks - Event by Nithu, hosted by Pari
Linking this to Show me your hits - lentils and legumes. Event by Sangee, hosted by Nalini


  1. good option to replace popcorns at home..

  2. Thats an excellent,guilt free snacks..Wish to munch some.

  3. very crispy and easy tea-time snack..

  4. A very healthy snack roshni. getting the time right is the trick that takes this snack to its right height.

    1. yes radhika.. you are right.. have to keep making to get it perfect...

  5. Crispy and crunchy peas,a healthy option....Love the fried channa dhal and used to get the packets from shops....

  6. so healthy and luking so yummy yumm...

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  7. Healthy crunchy and perfect tea time snack

  8. Great & healthy snack option

  9. loved this crisp and crunchy guilt free munch!

  10. Perfect guilt free snacks...a bowl of roasted peas, a cup of hot tea and a good book what more can one ask for..nice clicks