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Crispy Turmeric and Cumin Chickpeas

1 November 2021

These gently spiced crisp chickpeas make a great snack or an accompaniment to a curry. Or for a simple supper, add some brown rice, steamed greens and a dollop of natural yoghurt and fresh herbs.

I tend to use Barts turmeric for this recipe as it has a high curcumin content. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which may support the immune system and cardiovascular health. The chickpeas in this recipe provide protein, fibre, B vitamins, iron and magnesium.

Serves 2


  • 1 x 400g tin of chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons of rapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • Good pinch of sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Drain the chickpeas well and place them in a mixing bowl. Add the salt, oil and spices and give everything a good stir.
  3. Place the chickpeas in a roasting tin and spread them out so they aren’t on top of each other.
  4. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes until crisp. Check on them half way through and give them a stir to make sure they bake evenly.