Chickpea Salad or Chana Chaat – Chickpeas are a good source of protein that growing kids really need.
Chole or white chickpeas are relished by everyone in our house be it chole bhature, Tikki chole, Hummus, or Falafel wrap.
Whenever I boil chickpeas I always think that I will keep some aside for salad but somehow there is none left. This time, I had kept them aside for making falafel but the kids insisted on having the salad. I can’t really blame them it is so hot these days that salads are everyone’s first preference.
Kids loved this Chana chaat so much that I was not sure there will be enough left for taking photos.
You can add whatever you like to the salad. I have added onions, tomato capsicum, green chilies, and coriander. You can add red and yellow peppers, cucumber, beetroots whatever you like.
The salad is quite filling and yummy. It’s perfect for lunch if you want to skip proper food and have only this salad.
How to make Chickpea Salad
preparation time: 10 minutes
1 ½ cup boiled chickpeas
2 medium onions chopped
1 small capsicum chopped
2 medium tomato chopped (remove the seeds)
1 tsp chopped green chilly
1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt to taste (boiled chickpeas already have salt so add accordingly)
1/8 tsp Pepper
¼ tsp chaat masala
1/8 tsp red chilly powder (optional)
Note: you have to wash and soak the chickpeas overnight or at least for 6-7 hours. Boil them with salt in a pressure cooker for 20-25 minutes till soft.
To make chickpea Salad
Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl. Keep in the fridge for 1-2 hours for all the flavors to blend in.
Your chickpea salad or chana chaat is ready. Enjoy with your food or have it as your food
- 1 ½ cup boiled chickpeas
- 2 medium onions chopped
- 1 small capsicum chopped
- 2 medium tomato chopped remove the seeds
- 1 tsp chopped green chilly
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Salt to taste boiled chickpeas already have salt so add accordingly
- 1/8 tsp Pepper
- ¼ tsp Chaat masala
- 1/8 tsp red chili powder optional
- Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl.
- Keep in the fridge for 1-2 hours for all the flavors to blend in.
- Your chickpea salad or chana chaat is ready.
- Enjoy with your food or have it as a light filling lunch
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