Chickpeas is a nutrition rich pulses which are high in protein and fiber and low in calcium. For Balanced diet, we need to take more protein rich food and this chickpea salad is one dish which is so healthy. Always it is good to have some salad or sprouts around 11am or 4pm. This Chickpeas Salad is a good option as part of balanced diet. Protein rich chickpeas are served with rice veggies along with dressing. Dressing is optional. We can just garnish with pepper powder and lemon juice. A Very stomach filling salad with balanced nutrients. 






ChickPeas Salad Recipe | Chole Salad Recipe
ChickPeas Salad Recipe | Chole Salad Recipe



Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time5 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Servings2
Recipe CategoryMain
Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

ChickPeas Salad Recipe | Chole Salad Recipe
ChickPeas Salad Recipe | Chole Salad Recipe

Ingredients:
Chick Peas (Kondakadalai)1 Cup*
Dry Mint Leaves Powder1 Teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder1 Teaspoon
Roasted Cumin Powder1 Tablespoon
SaltTo Taste
Chopped Cucumber 1/2 Cup
Chopped Green Capsicum1/4 Cup
Chopped Red Capsicum1/4 Cup
Chopped Onion1/2 Cup
Chopped Spring Onion Leaves1/4 Cup


For Dressing:
Olive Oil2 Tablespoon
Fresh Mint Leaves1 Teaspoon
Lemon Juice1 Tablespoon
Crushed Peppercorns1 Tablespoon

* 1 Cup = 250ml
ChickPeas Salad Recipe | Chole Salad Recipe
ChickPeas Salad Recipe | Chole Salad Recipe

Method:
  1. Wash and soak the chickpeas in water and leave it soaking for 12 hours or overnight. Next morning, drain water and add chickpeas to pressure cooker
  2. Add fresh water and salt and pressure cook the chickpeas allowing for 6-7 whistles. If you have excess water in the cooked chickpeas, drain the water and set the cooked chickpeas aside
  3. Take a big mixing bowl. Add cooked chickpeas. Now, add red chili powder, roasted cumin powder and dry mint leaves powder and mix well. Set this aside. We can just refrigerate this mixture we are ready to serve. 
  4. Just before serving, warm up the chickpeas mixture. Add chopped cucumber, green and red capsicum, onion and spring leaves and give a good toss
  5. In a bowl, add oil, mint leaves, lemon juice and crushed peppercorns and stir well. Add this dressing to the salad. 
  6. Serve the delicious and healthy Chickpeas Salad! A great party starter too!
  7. ChickPeas Salad Recipe | Chole Salad Recipe
    ChickPeas Salad Recipe | Chole Salad Recipe

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