Re: Tinned chickpeas
My general opinion of beans is that they're like eating a beetle. I expect beetles at least have the advantage of being crispy.
Our second-nearest indian restaurant* loads their appetizers with chaat masala. It even makes the lettuce taste good. (The lettuce is just decoration for the plate, but when you are left with a plate of lettuce and chaat masala there's only one thing you can do.)
* A mere 52 miles away. It was the closest until 4 months ago when one opened less than a mile from my house.