Roasted Green Chickpeas High In Protein Healthy and Tasty

Green Chickpeas (Hemleh) حاملة: A plant-based delicious healthy light snack that can be prepared in 10 minutes. Chickpeas have a nutty taste and grainy texture and may offer a variety of health benefits.

Green Chickpeas have a nutty taste and grainy texture pairing well with many other foods. A rich source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, chickpeas may offer a variety of health benefits. Legume is high in protein and makes an excellent replacement for meat in many vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Hamleh (Green Chickpeas)

The smell of hamleh roasting in my kitchen takes me back to those times of the year to my father’s yard and The hamleh he planted in winter. Those spring warm sunny days, where my mother, my sisters, and I would sit at our backyard porch picking the hamleh from the pods.

Hamleh (Green Chickpeas)
So what is hamleh?

Hamleh is the raw, fresh form of chickpeas (a.k.a garbanzo beans, or what we also call hummus hab). Chickpeas don’t grow in cans! Like peas and beans, they grow in pods and vines. They are soft, bright green in fresh fuzzy pods before they fully ripen and turn yellow then dried, cooked, and canned.

Hamleh (Green Chickpeas)

I could never help myself munching on the green hamleh while we’re picking ignoring my sister’s advice that it may upset my stomach. Since the green can be heavy on one’s stomach and it’s best eaten roasted.

Hamleh (Green Chickpeas)

Spring is the green chickpeas season; by mid-June, they will have developed into the tougher yellow garbanzo beans. Garbanzo beans are meant for drying. The taste is somewhat a cross between edamame and green peas. Although hamleh is not well known in the US, I always manage to find it at some Indian ethnic stores.

Just like their mature counterparts, green chickpeas are rich in protein and vitamins, and they have antioxidant properties. The method of roasting is very simple wash ,rinse, then place on a flat baking sheet.

Hamleh (Green Chickpeas)

Once all the water evaporates sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of water and some salt. Place under the broiler, keep an eye on them once they turn brown stir them with a spoon a few times so until fully roasted.

Hamleh (Green Chickpeas)
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Hamleh Green Chickpeas

Roasted Green Chickpeas High In Protein Healthy and Tasty

  • Author: Wafa Shami
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Vegan, snack
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Description

Green Chickpeas (Hemleh) حاملة: A plant-based delicious healthy light snack that can be prepared in 10 minutes. Chickpeas have a nutty taste and grainy texture and may offer a variety of health benefits.


Ingredients

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  • Hamleh (green chickpeas)
  • 12 tablespoons water
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Wash and rinse, then place them on a flat baking sheet, (if they’re fully dried from water) sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of water and some salt.
  2. Place under the broiler, keep an eye and once they turn brown steer them with a spoon a few times so they are fully roasted.

 


1 Comment
Rola February 14, 2022
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I love this snack! It is not only easy to prepare but very healthy and delicious!






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