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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Chickpea Salads



Here are some ideas for Indian style chickpea salads, which are fulfilling and healthier of course.

Guidelines for preparation:
1. Garbanzo bean - Peanut salad:
About a cup of soaked and cooked garbanzo beans (if using canned ones, drain and wash before adding.) + 1/4 to 1/2 cup of toasted, skinned peanuts + finely minced one onion + finely minced green chilies or ground pepper + finely minced cilantro + salt + lime juice
2. Chickpea - Carrot Salad:
Heat a tbsp of oil and add a tsp of chanadal, mustard seeds, a pinch of hing and red chilies as per taste. When chanadal starts to turn reddish, add a cup of grated carrot and sauté on low flame for about five minutes. Then add a cup of cooked black chick peas / garbanzo beans, salt and finely minced cilantro. Stir well.



3. Chickpea - Kohlrabi Salad:
Prepare as above and substitute kohlrabi for carrot.

For the carrot and kohlrabi versions, a cup of yogurt can be added at the time of serving.

They go to Susan's MLLA - 23rd edition.

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23 comments:

Priya said...

I can anything with chickpeas, lovely salads with different variations...looks fantastic Suma..

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Super Salads Suma..Love the table cloth too..

Nithu Bala said...

Superb healthy salads and thanks for the different methods..the picture look so good..

Life is beautiful!!! said...

For sure a veryyy healthy salad :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, those are some yummy sounding salads :)

Kiran said...

Nice and healthy chickpea salads.Nice clicks.

Nithu Bala said...

Mailed you...

Vanamala Hebbar said...

wow nice n healthy...

Suma Gandlur said...

Nithu, Thanks.

Apu said...

Lovely salads Suma!! Am loving the carrot and chickpea one!!

PranisKitchen said...

chickpea is our favorite..like any dish with it..really delicious and healthy one..salad is always good ..good for diet too
nice presenatation

Sharmi said...

hi Suma, Its been so long since I visited your blog. so many nice recipes! for hosting CFK please email me at sharmikomal@gmail.com. months are available.

notyet100 said...

yummy an dhealthy

Aruna Manikandan said...

Salad looks healthy and very tempting dear....
Lovely clicks :-)

suma said...

So many ways with chickpeas..thanks!!

harini-jaya said...

gr8 clicks...coincidentally I prepared black chana salad for dinner last night!!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Awesome looking salads.Each one is unique with its combination,loved them.

DEESHA said...

I love chickpeas anytime .. nice salad

Leena said...

Fabulous salads... love chickpeas

simply.food said...

Lovely selection of salads.Beautifully presented nad clicked.

Anuradha Jayaseelan said...

Suma, pictures are so impressive :) nicely clicked. The salads look so delicious :)

Susan said...

Mmmmm...all look marvelous. Since I am partial to yoghurt, I will cast my vote on the first photo, but love them all.

Thanks for your MLLA contributions, Suma!

PriyaVaasu said...

sumaji, this is so wonderful, my weight has hit a plateau and my dietician has advised to go for a no carb diet for 2 days. No Rice and No Chapathis, Lentils are allowed so planning to make these salads for my 2 day diet!!!