Dec 6, 2012

Black Chickpea Salad / Black Chana Salad

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.

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