I know they are good for you and a great addition to our diet but I find it hard to enthuse over the humble chickpea . I tend not to cook with them but do have a couple of tins of them pushed to the back of the pantry shelves. Even further back than the tins I came across an ancient bag of dried chickpeas and decided to use them up. I followed the instructions and soaked and boiled with an unsurprising boring result. A revamp was called for instantly involving some spices and a good roasting. They got a very generous sprinkle of sea salt, smoky paprika, cumin seeds and curry powder and an hour in a hot oven. We now have a golden and spicy snack, healthy , oil free and quite delicious.