Pan Roasted Tandoori Chickpeas | How to make Pan Roasted Tandoori Chickpeas

By Vanitha Bhat  |  14th Mar 2018  |  
5 from 1 review Rate It!
  • Pan Roasted Tandoori Chickpeas, How to make Pan Roasted Tandoori Chickpeas
Pan Roasted Tandoori Chickpeasby Vanitha Bhat
  • Prep Time


  • Cook Time


  • Serves





About Pan Roasted Tandoori Chickpeas Recipe

Pan Roasted Tandoori Chickpeas/Chole is a quick and easy Indian flavored spicy appetizer or starter you can make for any gathering, party, or game nights with the versatile chickpeas.

Pan Roasted Tandoori Chickpeas

Ingredients to make Pan Roasted Tandoori Chickpeas

  • 1 cup chole chana/chickpeas (freshly cooked or canned)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder (I have used Kashmiri chilli powder)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed kasoori methi/dried fenugreek leaves (optional)
  • salt to taste
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of cooking oil or ghee/clarified butter
  • coriander leaves/cilantro and onion rings for garnishing

How to make Pan Roasted Tandoori Chickpeas

  1. Prepare the marinade: In a mixing bowl, add yoghurt, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, chilli powder, chaat masala and grated ginger and garlic.
  2. Add salt to taste and mix well.
  3. Add the cooked chickpeas into the marinade, stir in crushed kasoori methi (totally optional, but I love the flavor of this aromatic herb!) and keep aside for about 15 minutes, preferably in the refrigerator.
  4. Heat oil in a large wide thick-bottomed saucepan or kadai. Once the oil is hot, tip in the marinated chickpeas along with the marinade.
  5. Saute on medium heat, stirring continuously till they are well roasted and slightly crisp; about 10 to 15 minutes depending upon the thickness of the pan and level of heat of the stove.
  6. Serve these delightful pan roasted tandoori flavored chickpeas or chole chana with a squeeze of lime or lemon, garnished with coriander leaves/cilantro at your next party or even with your evening chai or coffee!

My Tip:

Vary the spices according to your taste. If you have readymade Tandoori masala powder, you can use that. For a refreshing crunch, you can serve these with finely chopped onions! For a royal and richer flavor, roast the whole mixture in fresh ghee or clarified butter.

Reviews for Pan Roasted Tandoori Chickpeas (1)

Shikha Roy8 months ago

It seems to be so yummyy...