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Friday, October 28, 2016

Healthy Chickpea Garbanzo Salad/ Aloo Chaat Recipe

Chickpeas make an exceptional tasty, smooth and easy hummus to be gel up with any of your favorites wraps, sushi or simply with mashed potatoes, they go really well with anything due to its classic and yummy taste. Moreover, these garbanzo beans tastes pretty delicious when blended with any rice or meat dishes, I love to gobble down chole bhatura’s and chole paneer with steam rice with gusto, they taste splendid when concocted with paneer or cottage cheese, mama makes the best spicy chole paneer every single time.

Who said chickpeas can’t taste better when served without too much effort! Well, this protein packed beans can save your day with interesting binds of taste in just 10 minutes. Take it as an evening snack or side dish or even as a salad it is a complete hit salad recipe for you! After the binge on eating chips, it's time to serve a healthy bowl of fresh chole chana chaat, chickpeas chaat or garbanzo salad! This chickpea salad is tangy, spicy, sweet and a flavorsome plate of healthy bites that fulfills my light meal cravings. I love the heat of green chilies with the crunch of sliced onions and tomatoes, the fresh aroma of cilantro and a zest of flavors truly takes the recipe to an another level. Chilled greek yogurt and tamarind sauce are later mixed with salad for a little creamy texture and lovely deep colors turning the whole dish into a special dish.

Chickpeas are high in fiber and yogurt soothes the stomach, it’s a complete all star food so what else we want? Try out not so difficult chickpea salad or chole chaat recipe at home and relish every bites of wonderful flavors, I’m sure you too will be fond of this salad soon!

Chickpeas Salad/ Aloo Chaat Recipe

Healthy Chickpea salad recipe, Simple Garbanzo Salad, Aloo Chaat Recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Serve: 2-3 persons

1 cup boiled chickpeas/ white chole/ garbanzo beans
1 large size boiled, peeled and diced potatoes
1 medium size onion, thinly sliced
1 medium size tomato, roughly chopped
½ cup whisk greek yogurt
½ cup tamarind sauce/ chutney
1 tablespoon chaat masala powder or black salt as per the taste
1 teaspoon roasted cumin seeds or zeera
1 teaspoon roasted coriander seeds
1 tablespoon red chili flakes or chopped green chilies, as per your convenience
1-2 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro
Salt to taste

  • In a bowl, add boiled chickpeas and diced potatoes, chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of chaat masala powder or black salt as its substitute and mix well. 
  • Always soak chickpeas or white chana overnight and later boil or pressure cook it for quick results. You can also use the leftover boiled chickpeas or boiled potatoes to get this chickpeas recipe done in 10 minutes.
  • Lets get back to our recipe, add 1 teaspoon roasted cumin seeds or zeera, 1 teaspoon of roasted coriander seeds, 1 tablespoon red chili flakes or green chilies, 1 teaspoon sugar. Gently toss everything together and add 2-3 tablespoons of greek yogurt and 1-2 tablespoons of tamarind dip, adjust all the seasonings and add salt as needed. You can balance yogurt and tamarind dip as per your preference. 
  • I have already shared tamarind dip recipe on my blog, you can refrigerate this dip for a week or two! Check out our tangy and sweet tamarind recipe here!
  • Finally, add 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro and refrigerate, before serving add crushed nachos and serve chilled! Enjoy.

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