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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday Snack ~ Oven Roasted Peas


Here is another traditionally deep fried snack in a guiltless form. The idea of roasted peas came last week when I was snacking on some sev mix that included fried peas. Somehow these peas never crossed my mind while planning this marathon though I have eaten roasted peas zillions of times before. This recipe is similar to the oven roasted chickpeas but the difference I noted is that it is hard to ruin this dish if done properly. The oven roasted version yields crispy, crunchy peas without any hardness. Enjoy a low calorie, yummy snack without any guilt.

Ingredients:
2 cups fresh / frozen peas (I used about 14 oz. frozen peas.)
2 tsp. oil
Salt & chili powder to taste

Method:
* Wash the frozen peas in a colander and drain completely. Blanch the peas if using the fresh variety and drain.
* Wrap them in a thick towel and leave them for about 15 - 20 minutes. Or can be dried between absorbent towels.
* Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.
* Combine peas, oil, salt and chili powder in a bowl and toss the bowl to combine. Or mix with your hand so that peas are coated well with the seasonings.
* Spread the peas on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet and place it in the oven.
* Bake them, intermittently stirring once in every 10 to 12 minutes, until they turn crispy and crunchy. Do the taste testing to be sure.
(I baked around 60 minutes and turned off the oven. I left the baking sheet in the oven for another 15 to 20 minutes or so. Take the timings I mentioned as a mere guideline and start watching the peas carefully after about 30 minutes since the oven timings vary.  )

19 comments:

Varadas Kitchen said...

They look so crunchy and yummy! I have to try this.

Pavani N said...

Wow, never thought that it could be so easy to make these spicy peas. Baking frozen ones makes it so convenient and healthy too.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

Wow what a yummy snack to be munching on
.. I have made similar with garbanzo beans.. Green peas looks good.. Must try

The Pumpkin Farm said...

we used to get it at a chana centre as kids, now u brought back thoses memories...this seems so doable

Kalyani said...

Thanks for bringing the oven to do so many versatile snacks Suma ! This is very doable as pradnya says, and guilt free too

kitchen queen said...

lovely crispy oven roasted peas.

Priya Suresh said...

My favourite fried peas in baked version, just loving it.

vaishali sabnani said...

I am bookmarking this complete series of oven roasted snacks. They look amazing besides being guilt free.

Usha said...

Peas look crunchy and yummy. First picture is lovely and love the background color.

Srividhya said...

crunchy and yummy

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Crispy and crunchy looking guilt free snack..

Srivalli said...

Did I mention that I am enjoying the versatility you are bring on to this theme?..these oven baked peas are so perfect!

Gayathri Kumar said...

Absolutely guilt free snack. I am craving for some now...

Harini-Jaya R said...

Love these! This series is giving me fresh ideas to make other guilt free snacks :)

sneha datar said...

A guilt-free snack.

sneha datar said...

Guilt free snack.

Priya Srinivasan said...

I bet no one can eat just one!!! looks very tempting. A perfect match with hot chai, !! :)

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

What a lovely snack! Looks so crunchy and tempting. I am bookmarking this and will make it soon :)

Padmajha PJ said...

Another guilt free snack! And love the board you have used fort his click...