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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Garbanzo Salad (Kabuli Chana Salad)


I avoid having rice for dinner and having salad for dinner is my best bet for a diet safe meal. Although Mother Nature has provided us with ample food choices particularly veggies which are colorful, tasty and most importantly healthy, I have a thing for potato based salads.

 Veggies with Chickpeas is the ultimate food for having nutrients of all kinds. Be it Carbs, Proteins, Vitamins or Minerals one can get them all in this preparation. I love cold salads and most of the days when I am alone I either settle down for salads or soups. 


Ingredients:
2 cups boiled chickpeas Or you can use can chickpeas /garbanzo - rinsed and drained
1/2 cup Pomegranate 
1 red Onion, diced
1 Tomato, de-seeded, diced
1 small Potato, boiled and diced
2 tbsp Lemon juice
A handful of chopped Coriander
Fistful of Mint leaves
2 tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp Chaat masala
1/4 tsp Red chilly powder
1/4 tsp Pepper powder
Salt to taste

Method:
Wash and soak the chickpeas overnight  in enough water as they will swell to double their size. Next day discard the soaking water and pressure cook in 4 cups of water with salt. 

Cook it for another 20 minutes and use the cold water release technique to check if the chickpeas are done. REMEMBER you are boiling chickpeas for salad so should not over cook them. I hate mushy chickpeas for my salad. Drain out the water and keep aside.

Place the vegetables into a large bowl and add freshly squeezed out lemon juice. Add garbanzo, coriander, mint and add all the spices. Toss all the ingredients together and chill for atleast 1/2 hour. Serve by itself and enjoy !!

45 comments:

  1. Such a healthy salad and luv the clicks as ever

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  2. Love the props in the pic....that jinni wala red bottle toh ultimate hain... salad sounds refreshing and yum....

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  3. ki sundor hoeche eita. amio banai akta chana salad ar dinner e besh fat free khaoya hoe jay. tomar utensils gulo bhishon sundor ar chobi khub bhalo hoeche go.

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  4. Healthy salad... looks perfect...nice click..

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  5. very nice clicks deepa..I eat this salad as a meal as u said..

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  6. Such beautiful pics Deepa! You have done full justice to this amazing salad!!

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  7. Yum and looks fab ...nice pics Deepa

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  8. Oh Deepa, I'm admiring your clicks..Such beautiful presentation and I love all those awesome props..I love to make salads from time to time as well. Its a healthy, delicious and quick to put together option. Love that you have added pomegranate to this salad- a little crunch and adds such beautiful color to the salad.

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  9. Love the backdrop, pictures and nice recipe!!!

    Sowmya

    Ongoing Event - Coconut

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  10. Lovely salad! I love eating steamed chickpeas and in salads even better!

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  11. Love this salad..whenever I make chana masala I boiled some for salad too..inviting pics

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  12. love boiled chickpeas...healthy and yummy looking salad. Liked the props, nice and neat clicks.

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  13. Oh..looks so gorgeous , loved the vase gives it such a mediterranean feeling, shots are so lovely

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  14. So very healthy salad... nice clicks

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  15. yummy and healthy.. perfect combo

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  16. Delicious Salad Deepa, Love all the props.

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  17. Very refreshing, love the mint in there

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  18. Thats a super yummy and nutritious salad..Would love it for my dinner rite now.

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  19. My vote is always for light dinners like this. Salad looks very healthy and delicious dear.

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  20. my mouth is watering!!very healthy and colorful salad...nice clicks too!!

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  21. A great idea for the in between hunger pangs .... lovely presentation

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  22. loved the presentation deepa- looks fab

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  23. wow what a healthy salad deepa

    and i love the pics here

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  24. nice presentation deepa.. liked your clicks..

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  25. healthy and filling salad...deepa I too "try" to avoid rice for dinner.

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  26. Lovely clicks. chana salad looks awesome.

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  27. Its such a filling salad, can easily replace a meal :)
    The cute pink bottle in the first pic is so cute and like that salad presentation in the glass.. makes u want to have a 'salad shot'

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  28. The salad looks very tempting and healthy. Nice recipe. I too have a salad at my blog for today:)

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  29. that is a perfect picnic salad and that first pic is pretty, love the oil jug

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  30. Hi dear...thanks for sharing those amazing shots with us! Simply mindblowing!!!

    The salad is truly healthy and make me wanna have them for dinner too! ;)

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  31. wow healthy and delicious salad,loved it...

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  32. Thats a yummy looking salad.. And I love the pics.. :)

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  33. That is one super salad! I love the colors :)

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  34. delicious combination looks wonderful

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  35. healthy and delicious salad... wonderful!!

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  36. wow very healthy and yummy salad..
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