Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Chickpeas Salad | Chana Salad | Healthy Salad Recipes

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I usually prefer salads for a light weekday dinner along with a small bowl of soup or toasted bread slices.I prefer these kind of protein rich beans salad as they are not only tasty they are even very filling too and hence can be eaten as a meal by itself.One can play with the ingredients that go in the salad and prepare it according to their wish.This is a very versatile salad and can be prepared with various beans.
Chickpeas Salad Recipe:
(Serves 2)

1/2 cup Chickpeas/Kabuli Chana
1 medium Potato
1 small Onion,finely chopped
1 small Tomato,seeded and finely chopped
1/4 cup Pomegranate Kernels
2 tbsp finely chopped Coriander
2 tbsp Mint leaves,torn with hands
1 Green chilli,finely chopped

for dressing:
2 tbsp Extra virgin Olive oil
3/4 tsp Chaat masala
1/4 tsp Red chili powder
1/4 tsp black Pepper powder
1/4 tsp roasted Cumin powder(optional)
juice of 1/2 Lemon
Salt to taste
  • Soak chickpeas overnight for 8-9hrs and wash them and pressure cook with enough water for 3 whistles,reduce the flame and cook for another 5-8 mins.Chickpeas should cook thoroughly and soft but firm and also should not become mushy.Drain them and keep them aside to cool.
  • Pressure cook potato for 3 whistles along with chickpeas or separately.Let it cool completely and then peel the skin and chop into small cubes.
  • In a small make the dressing mix in olive oil,lemon juice,salt,chaat masala,red chili powder,black pepper powder,roasted cumin powder and give a nice stir using a small wire whisk until you get a uniform paste.
  • Take a big bowl and add boiled chickpeas,boiled and chopped potatoes,finely chopped onion,tomato,green chilli,coriander leaves,pomegranate kernels and give a nice stir.
  • Add the dressing and check the taste of it and add any seasoning like salt or spice to suit your taste buds.
  • Serve them into two individuals bowls.Garnish with chopped coriander.
Serve the Salad immediately. You can even refrigerate for sometime and eat,it tastes good too.
  • You can follow the same recipe replacing white chickpeas with Black Chickpeas or Rajma in the recipe and follow the same recipe.
  • If you do not have olive oil you can skip it and proceed with the same.
  • I love the bite of pomegranate kernels in the salad,you can even add roughly chopped walnuts or pecans or raisins in the recipe.
  • You can even add finely cubed cucumbers to the recipe along with onions and tomatoes.


Lakshmi said... made me drool! Chana in a salad is a pleasure to have. Pom adds color and appeal :)

Madhavi said...

Hummmm..lip smacking it :)

Unknown said...

delicious colorful green salad

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Perfect... Love to munch it anytime...

great-secret-of-life said...

perfect salad

Indian Khana said...

One of my fav ...I do almost same too ....looks very colorful

Nandita SS said...

Looks so tempting!!! Very yum!!

Aruna Manikandan said...

colorful and healthy salad :)
nice clicks.

Satrupa said...

Such a healthy and colorful salad ....... neat clicks too :)

Chitra said...

very healthy salad. must be yum

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Very nice and colorful salad. neat pics

divya said...

Omg, wat a super tempting salad n wonderful clicks....

Nisa Homey said...

Love the pics....and the colorful salad

Priya Suresh said...

Easy breezy and delicious salad.

Bird food said...

This is a delicious chickpea recipe. Ideal for breakfast or snack.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe! This is something new for us and I'm pretty sure that our family will love the salad dressings

melissa @ said...

This looks so fresh and delicious! I can't wait to try it!

Anonymous said...

Do you have a recipe to make up some chaat masala for this recipe? I haven't heard of it before, so have no idea where to start with that. Thanks!

chef and her kitchen said...

@ANON...Chat masala is an Indian spice which we get it easily in any Indian store.If you do not have it you can still prepare the recipe with out it,it tastes nice only.

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