5 from 2 votes
For the Nashville Hot Variation
The seasoning you are about to make is normally mixed with a cup of oil and then poured over the top of the dish. Instead of making an oil, I suggest adding the seasoning to the chickpea batter so that the flavor is on the inside, and you’re saving yourself a ton of calories from the oil. Note: this recipe is for a“hot” food. If you don’t like hot, I wouldn’t recommend it.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, vegan
Author: Monson Made This
  • 4 tablespoons cayenne pepper   You could go more or less.
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl, making sure to fully incorporate and remove any lumps of brown sugar.
  2. For a full recipe of chickpea batter, I would suggest about half of the above seasoning blend. Stir until fully combined.You could add more or less depending on your taste. I do suggest tasting the batter, even though it will be quite off putting due to the raw chickpea flour. But you’re just testing for heat. The nasty flavor will cook away.
  3. Toss your veggie or tofu pieces in the spiced chickpea batter. Then transfer into the panko mixture. For added flavor, you could add some seasoning mix to the panko. Air fry according to your machine’s directions. Serve hot with cooling ranch dressing.