Monday, May 5, 2014

Roasted Chickpeas Recipe and Win a Copy of Vegan Beans Book

I made this crunchy roasted chickpeas with 1 container of canned chickpeas. First drain, rinse and remove the moisture of the chickpeas with a paper towel. Add chillie powder, cumin, salt and 2 tbsp olive oil to the chickpeas. Spread the coated chickpeas on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake until crispy on the middle rack of the oven for about 40 minutes in a 400F oven. Check on the chickpeas to make sure it does not burn.

We can customize the flavours according to our own taste by adding any spice flavour we want. I was inspired to make this from a recipe in the Vegan Beans from Around the World book by Kelsey Kinser. This book has lots of adventurous recipes to make delicious, nutritious and flavourful dishes from around the world. The recipes are separated into soups and salads, sides and snacks, main dishes, and drinks and desserts. 
Beans are an important part of our diet, as it is packed with protein, vitamins, minerals and flavour. Variety of beans are fat and cholesterol-free, full of fiber, potassium, folate, iron, manganese and magnesium. After reading the book, I read that it is better to use dried beans, as the cost is less, less packaging waste, no preservatives, or exposure to BPA. We can cook the beans in large batches then freeze flat on a tray and put into bags of 1 1/2 cups portions. 

Soaking beans
1 can or 16oz of beans is 2 cups with liquid and 1 1/2 cups drained. 2 cups of dry beans when cooked will be 6 cups.

Wash the beans, soak in cold water overnight in a glass or ceramic bowl. Cover the beans about 4" to 6" above the beans with cold water. Drain off the water, wash under cold water. A quick method is soaking in hot water or pressure-cooking.

Soaking the beans remove some of the oligosaccharide a type of sugar that the body cannot breakdown. After a week of eating it regularly there will be a decrease of "intestinal upsets". Adding bay leaves, cumin, summer savoury herb, epazote, asafoetida or hing powder helps fight gas caused by eating beans. Kidney beans need to be cooked for 2 hours if soaked, and 4 hours if it is not soaked and needs to boiled for a minimum of 10 minutes because Kidney beans has Lectin, which is toxic. After reading the book, I learned that peanuts are legumes and not a nut.


Giveaway:
This is a wonderful book and I am glad to be hosting a giveaway for anyone in US or Canada to win this book through the rafflecopter below before May 25th. Please follow my social media networks and leave comments to be eligible to win. 

Update: The winner is Jeannie

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47 comments:

  1. I am in US, all beans are my favorite but black beans and rajma are dear to me.

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  2. I live in US .Any lentils are my fav especially moongdal .

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  3. I am in Canada. My favourite time of bean is Chickpeas. We love to make Indian Cholay and simple Chickpea salads.

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  4. Us and I love fava beans in salad and pasta

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  5. I live in Ontario, Canada. My favourite bean is the kidney been which I use in my bean salad

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  6. I live in Canada - our most used bean is a kidney bean, which we use in chili

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  7. roasted beans look super, a perfect snack to munch on

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  8. I'm in Canada and I love using dry pinto beans to make homemade refried beans in the slow cooker!

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  9. I am in Canada. My favourite kind of bean is Black beans,as we all love lack bean cake in our home

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  10. I'm in Canada and I really like many beans - black beans (with rice), kidney (chili) and fava (yum)
    jan

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  11. Canadian chickpea lover. HUMMUS

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  12. awesome roasted chickpeas... and love the giveaway... participating... :)

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  13. BTW... participating it for my sister who is in US... :)

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  14. lovely recipe and great giveaway

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  15. I have never tried roasting chickpeas.. definitely will have to, My husband just loves them :)

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  16. I live in Canada. I use chickpeas a lot. My son loves roasted chickpeas for a snack and they are so easy to make.

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  17. I live in the U.S. My favorite bean is the chickpea and I love to make crepes with chickpea flour!

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  18. I'm an American! I love using black beans to make black bean brownies for a healthy and sweet snack.

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  19. I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win a copy of
    the Vegan Beans from Around the World book by Kelsey Kinser.
    In response to your questions of Do you live in US or Canada? What is your favourite bean and what do you make with it?
    I live in Canada and my favorite bean is The Kidney Bean
    which i use when i make chili.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!

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  20. I live in Canada. My favorite bean is the kidney bean and I love chili!

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  21. I love black beans esp. in quinoa salad

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  22. I live in Canada and my favorite bean is the black bean. I use it to make quinoa lime chili salad

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  23. I love red beans, and I make a chinese dessert with it.

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  24. I'm from Canada and I love red beans, and I make a Chinese dessert with it.

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  25. I'm in Canada. I love black beans. I use them in burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and rice.

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  26. I am in the U.S. and I love black beans, and making a slow cooked black bean for my nachos....miam!

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  27. US. Chickpeas and believe it or not I love roasting them. Because your post is about those, I'll add that we also love to make teriyaki chickpeas.

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  28. Canada. My favorite bean is the chickpea. I like to make the cutlet recipe from Veganomicon.

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  29. I live in sunny Florida, USA :) Chickpeas are my favorite, though it isn't far ahead of so many others. I make a mean hummus and chickpea curry, too! Thanks for this opportunity!

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  30. This is a perfect snack, looks so yum!

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  31. I'm in the US, and I just made hummus last night with my favorite chickpeas! I also love them superdry roasted or with pasta or as socca using chickpea flour. :)

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  32. I live in Ontario Canada....we love all kinds of beans - lentils, chick peas, black beans, red/white kidney beans - but our favourite is Lupinis!

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  33. ontario canada and i love chickpeas made into hummus! IT IS SOOO YUMMY!!!

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  34. I live in the US and my favorite bean is the chickpea. I use them in salads.

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  35. Beans are a good source of fiber. They are good for your digestive health, I would love to have more ideas for using them in my meals.

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  36. I live in the US - I use Great White Northern beans for TONS of things. A lemon and caper salad and a garlicky mash the most often. Delicious!

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  37. I live in the US and I enjoy using Great White Northern Beans for stews and Black Beans for Mexican cuisine.

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  38. Canada! I love lima beans with olive oil

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  39. I'm in canada and I love black beans. I put them in chili, pasta and soups and love making burritos with them to freeze for weekday lunches.

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  40. I am in Canada & love chickpeas to make hummus

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  41. I live in Canada. I love all beans. If I had to choose, I love Flava Beans. They had some great ones at Longos coated with a light tomato sauce that were to die for.

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  42. I'm in Canada and i like chickpeas. I make a vegetarian chili with them.

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  43. I'm in Canada. Use kidney beans to make chili

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  44. I have been meaning to try roasted chickpeas for a while now, and keep forgetting. I'm bookmarking this to remind me.

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