Black Chana Salad / Black Chickpea Salad
A low calorie nutritious salad !!!
Serves: 2 - 3
1 cup / 200 ml boiled / cooked chickpeas
For the chickpeas:
Please use same measuring cup to measure black chickpea & water.
1 cup / 100 ml black chickpea /kadala / black chana (Indian standard measuring cup of 100 ml / 4 oz capacity)
3 cups water
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon salt
Wash and soak black chickpeas in 3 cups of water for 6 – 7 hours or overnight. In a pressure cooker, add soaked chickpea (along with its soaked water, final water level should be 1 – inch above the level of soaked chickpeas), turmeric powder and salt and pressure cook for 25 minutes until done and soft (reduce the heat on high after 3 quick whistle and cook on medium heat for 20 - 23 minutes. Switch off the heat. Allow the cooker to cool naturally). Drain out stock.
Other ingredients for salad:
1 onion (1 big size or 2 small size), finely chopped
1 tomato (1 big size or 2 small size), finely chopped (or you can add any fresh vegetables / sprouts of your choice like cabbage, grated beetroot / carrot / tofu / paneer / boiled egg ..)
2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (or a mix of mint and coriander leaves)
2 – 3 teaspoon lime juice (or to taste)
¼ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
¼ teaspoon chaat masala powder (optional)
In a wide bowl / serving dish, mix all the ingredients together. Finally, sprinkle salt and chaat masala powder if required.