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How to make Spicy Roasted Chickpeas taste like Tandoori Chicken?

Spicy, tangy, crispy, flavor packed and most importantly tastes like Tandoori Chicken!!! Yes, these spicy roasted chickpeas are great as a snack, appetizer, made into wraps or paired with your favorite Indian meal. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Maria Doss



  • Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F or 205 degrees C. Have a 9-inch cast iron pan or medium (oven safe) non-stick skillet or a greased baking sheet ready.
  • Add all ingredients (except lemon juice) into the skillet or pan, stir well until evenly combined (make sure all the yogurt is thoroughly combined and well distributed). Spread them evenly in a single layer.
  • Place pan in the middle rack of the oven and bake for about 40 minutes, until crisp. (While the beans are baking, have one teaspoon of lemon juice ready).
  • Remove skillet or pan from the oven and place on a wire rack and immediately add the lemon juice, stir well with a spoon to coat all beans with the juice. Spread them in a single layer again and let cool.
  • Enjoy warm or at room temperature


Kasoori methi – It is dried fenugreek leaves. It is essential part of a tandoori chicken marinade. It is available in all Indian grocery stores, some Asian stores or Amazon. 
Tandoori chicken is known for the iconic bright orange color. This is achieved from using orange food color. You could totally avoid if you do not wish to use. 
Do not reduce the amount of oil.