Saturday 25 August 2012

Chickpea Salad (channa chaat)

Hi  Friends...
Its raining all over and we all are enjoying the rain .....during this time, we all look forward for some snacks whether fried or non fried ....
Today I am telling you the recipe of a non fried healthy snack :-)

1 cup chickpea 
1 cucumber (finely chopped)
1 tomato (finely chopped)
1 onion (finely chopped)
1/4 tsp grated ginger (optional)
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
Few fresh coriander leaves (finely chopped) 
For dressing:
1 lemon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsp oregano (optional)
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds


  1. Wash chickpea and soak them in enough water overnight.
  2. Next day put them in pressure cooker and cook tell they become soft. (After first whistle, keep it on low flame for15-20 mins)  
  3. Put chickpea in a bowl once they cool down.
  4. Put all the veggies and pomegranate seeds. Mix well. Keep them aside.
  5. Now take a small bowl, put all the dressing ingredients except olive oil and mustard seeds. Whisk nicely.
  6. Pour it on the chickpea salad.
  7. Put the salad in the serving bowl, garnish with chopped coriander and mustard seeds tadka .....

For mustard seeds tadka : Heat olive oil in a tadka pan, put mustard seeds, when seeds crackle pour the tadka on the salad.

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Unknown said...

Ohh i love these a lot. My fav form of snacks. I love sprouts in the same recipie as well. :)

Unknown said...

healthy and delicious..

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks Jyo and Preeti :-)

meena said...

delicious chana salad and its like u can have it any time

Swati R said...

I just had these... :)
Will make it like yours next time

Niesha said...

I have already had my lunch but this makes me hungry again :) :)

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks Meena , Niesha and Swati :-)
Yes Meena , I agree with you .... This healthy salad we can have any time :-)

Divya A said...

Delicious chat :) Shruti add some more onions and pass on the bowl to me yaar I love it sooo much :)

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Unknown said...

olive oil for this must have tasted and smelled very good. looks delicious

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thank you Divya and Swasthi :-)
@ Swasthi adding olive oil really makes a difference :-)
@ Divya ...... For you anything dear :-)

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

great idea...looks so yummmy
Tasty Appetite

Unknown said...

Healthy snacks for this season

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks Jay and Shweta :-)