Vegan Air Fryer Chickpeas Recipe – Spicy & Crispy

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These Vegan Air Fryer Chickpeas are super addictive + quick + easy to make. It is completely effortless to make Crispy Chickpeas in Air Fryer. Although I have made these Spicy Chickpeas in the Air fryer but you can season these to your liking.

Do check out my detailed video of making crunchy chickpeas in Mealthy CrispLid.

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Quick & Easy Air Fried Chickpeas – Crispy + Spicy

Vegan Air Fryer Chickpeas Recipe – Crispy & Spicy 

The temperatures are cooling down and my appetite for Crispy & Spicy Snacks is increasing. But believe me, it is no fun at the age of 43, when your metabolism is at a toss. Nonetheless, this GIRL WANTS MORE.. and more..

Have I told you that I have an air-fryer? And I do use it quite often.

I love recreating the deep-fried guilty pleasures into delicious guilt-free indulgences.

Have you checked my Air-Fried Nuts, Air-Fried Bread Rolls, Air-Fried Sabudana Wadas? Do try these and all of my AIR-FRYER RECIPES.

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Air Fryer Recipe for Crispy Chickpeas

Should I buy an Air Fryer?

Although I am a regular Air-Fryer user, I also have Mealthy CrispLid.

Also, If you think it is too bulky for your counter space and looking for other options. Then MEALTHY MULTIPOT has launched a product called  Mealthy CrispLid.

What is Mealthy Multipot?

Mealthy Multipot is an Electric Pressure cooker just like Instant Pot with all the same functions. It comes with all the accessories. 

What is Mealthy Multipot?
Mealthy Multipot & its Accessories

What is  Mealthy CrispLid?

Mealthy Crisp Lid is an extended attachment sold by Mealthy. It is an electric lid that converts 6-8 quart Instant Pot or Mealthy Multipot into an AIR FRYER. Yes, you read it right. It fits on top of the Instant pot perfectly. The recipes that you can make in a regular air fryer, can be easily made in Mealthy Crisp Lid.

What is Mealthy Crisp Lid?
Mealthy CrispLid fits perfectly over Instant Pot

Anyhow I totally suggest you to have one of these – either AIR FRYER or a  Mealthy CrispLid.

My reasons are simple –

  • Air-Fryer recipes are much more healthy and guilt-free.
  • The Air-fryer is safe to be used by your pre-teens and teenage kids, of course under your supervision.
  • It is definitely Efficient & Effortless Cooking
  • The best part is that the whole house does not smell of fried food later.
  • It is affordable. An air-fryer can start from $80 and Mealthy Crisp Lid costs only $60. 

If you are an Instant-Potter, then go for Mealthy CrispLid since it is space-efficient too.

Where to buy Mealthy CrispLid from?

You can purchase your Mealthy CrispLid here.

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WATCH THE FULL TUTORIAL VIDEO ON MAKING CRISPY CHICKPEAS IN MEALTHY CRISPLID ON THE POST.

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Crispy Chickpeas in Mealthy Crisp Lid

Ingredients Used in making Spicy & Crispy Air-fried Chickpeas

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Since this recipe calls for just 1 main star ingredient, it is a stupendously easy recipe.

Kitchen Gadgets Used in making Crispy & Spicy Chickpeas Snack

How to make Crispy Chickpeas in Air Fryer?

It is a pretty easy process to make Crunchy Spicy Chickpeas in the Air Fryer. I have made these in my Philips Air fryer and made another batch in Mealthy CrispLid. Both of these worked really great.

  1. Drain the chickpeas from the can and wash them under running water. Keep them aside for a few minutes till water is drained completely.
  2. Place the Air-Fryer on the Kitchen counter. Plug it in. Spread out the Chickpeas on the Air fryer basket. Place it inside the air-fryer.
  3. Set the temperature at 390*F/200*C for 20 minutes.
  4. Prepare the seasoning in a bowl. Set aside.
  5. After 5-7 minutes, take out the basket. The chickpeas are somewhat dry at this point. Spray the chickpeas with oil and sprinkle 1/3rd of the seasoning on it. Stir with a spoon. Place the basket back in the air-fryer. Take out the basket every 5 minutes and give a good shake. 
  6. It should take somewhere from 15-20 minutes for Chickpeas to crisp up. It depends upon the outside weather and the kind of chickpeas you have used as well. Check at 15 minutes for the doneness. Mine were super crisp at 20 minutes exact. Therefore keep an eye.
  7. Once these are crisp to your desired liking, take these out and toss them with the rest of the seasoning. You may adjust the spice and salt level to your personal liking too. More suggestions will be made in the post below.
Crispy Spicy Chickpeas in Air Fryer
Crispy Spicy Chickpeas in Air Fryer

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Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas Recipe

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Vegan Air Fryer Chickpeas - Crispy & Spicy

Learn how to make crispy Chickpeas in air fryer - a perfect guilt-free snack. Mealthy crisp lid and oven bake instructions are also given in the recipe.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword chickpeas curry, crispy chickpeas, Mealthy Crisp Lid, spicy chickpeas recipe, Vegan Air Fryer Chickpeas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author simplyvegetarian777

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Kitchen Colander

Ingredients

  • 1 can of 15.5 ounce Chickpeas low sodium or no salt
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Few Sprays of Cooking Oil or Olive Oil

Instructions

  • Drain the chickpeas in a colander from the can and wash them under running water. Keep them aside for a few minutes till water is drained completely.
  • Place the Air-Fryer on the Kitchen counter. Plug it in. Spread out the Chickpeas on the Air fryer basket. Place it inside the air-fryer.
  • Set the temperature at 390*F/200*C for 20 minutes.
  • Prepare the seasoning of cayenne pepper, cumin powder, granulated salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  • After 5-7 minutes, take out the basket. The chickpeas are somewhat dry at this point. Spray the chickpeas with oil using either a Pam Spray or Oil Spraying Bottle. And sprinkle 1/3rd of the seasoning on it. Stir with a spoon. Place the basket back in the air-fryer. Take out the basket every 5 minutes and give a good shake. 
  • It should take somewhere from 15-20 minutes for Chickpeas to crisp up. It depends upon the outside weather and the kind of chickpeas you have used as well. Check at 15 minutes for the doneness. Mine were super crisp at 20 minutes exact. Therefore keep an eye.
  • Once these are crisp to your desired liking, take these out and toss them with the rest of the seasoning. You may adjust the spice and salt level to your personal liking too.

Making Crispy Chickpeas in Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid & Mealthy CrispLid - Watch the full video in the post for detailed instructions.

  • Place the 6 quarts Instant Pot on the kitchen counter and place the inner pot inside. Now place the trivet and basket inside the Inner pot.
    how to make Crispy Chickpeas in Mealthy Crisp Lid
  • Spread out the drained chickpeas on the basket evenly. Place the Air fryer lid or Mealthy CrispLid on top of your Instant Pot and plug it in. Set the handle of the Crisp Lid down in order to start it. If the handle is up straight, it won't start.
    What is Mealthy Crisp Lid?
  • Set the temperature to 400*F/200*C and timer to 20 minutes. Watch the video.
  • After 5-7 minutes, remove the lid and place it on its silicon mat. The chickpeas are somewhat dry at this point. Spray the chickpeas with oil using either a Pam Spray or Oil Spraying Bottle. And sprinkle 1/3rd of the seasoning on it. Stir with a spoon. Place the lid back on top of the instant pot. Remove the lid every 5 minutes and stir with a spoon. 
  • This should be done in 15-20 minutes depending upon the kind/brand of chickpeas used. Check at 15 minutes for the crispness. Mine were almost done at 15 minutes. For the last 3 minutes, I increased the temperature of the Mealthy Crisp Lid to 425*F for that perfect crispness.
  • Once done, take them out in a bowl and season with the rest of the seasoning. You may adjust the salt and spice to your liking.

Crispy Chickpeas in the Oven

  • Preheat the oven at 400*F/200*C. Spread out the drained chickpeas on a cookie baking tray. Bake them in the oven for about 5-7 minutes. Take out the tray, spray with some oil and sprinkle some seasoning. Toss well. Spread it out again evenly. Bake for about 25-30 minutes in total till they are done crispy to your liking.

Seasoning Options

  • 1. I have used Cayenne & Cumin to season mine. Other options are -
  • 2. Use Jerk Seasoning
  • 3. Cool Ranch seasoning
  • 4. Lime & Honey
  • 5. Spicy Buffalo
  • 6. Indian Curry Seasoning and so much more

How to Store Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas?

  • Once at the room temperature, store them in an airtight container in the pantry. They survive well in a closed container.

How to Use Crispy Chickpeas in a Recipe

  • 1. Eat these as a protein and fiber-rich snack.
  • 2. Top your salads with these to add more textures.
  • 3. Add some onions, tomatoes and a dash of lime to these and your delicious mini salad is ready.
  • 4. Take them as a hostess gift to a party.

Can I double the recipe?

  • Yes, you can. If you have a small air fryer, you might have to make it in 2 batches. For a larger air fryer, you probably can make it in 1 go.
  • You can do the double batch in 1 go in a Mealthy Crisp Lid and Oven.

Can I make these Crispy Chickpeas in Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid or Vortex?

  • Yes you can. Spread out the Chickpeas on the Air fryer basket. Set the temperature at 390*F/200*C for 20 minutes. Prepare the seasoning of cayenne peppercumin powdergranulated salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  • After 5-7 minutes, take out the basket. The chickpeas are somewhat dry at this point. Spray the chickpeas with oil using either a Pam Spray or Oil Spraying Bottle. And sprinkle 1/3rd of the seasoning on it. Stir with a spoon. Place the basket back in the air-fryer. Take out the basket every 5 minutes and give a good shake. 
  • It should take somewhere from 15-20 minutes for Chickpeas to crisp up. It depends upon the outside weather and the kind of chickpeas you have used as well. Check at 15 minutes for the doneness. Mine were super crisp at 20 minutes exact. Therefore keep an eye.
  • Once these are crisp to your desired liking, take these out and toss them with the rest of the seasoning. You may adjust the spice and salt level to your personal liking too.

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21 Comments

  1. What a superb article on Vegan Air Fryer Chickpeas Recipe :O i never imagined this information can be so useful! I found that all your articles are also amazing, I would feel so happy share it with others!

  2. Can’t wait to try these, I’ve only ever made them in the oven. Never thought of making them in my air fryer. But why does the outside temperature matter? I’m confused by that comment. Thank you.

  3. What an awesome recipe – this is so easy but so delicious! A great use for the air fryer 🙂 And good luck to all in the competition!

  4. Thanks Sonal for air dryer recipe collection. Was looking for these from.a reliable.aource and who else but you… muaah.