Monday, 31 August 2015

Curried Chickpea & Potato Salad !


Who said salads are boring and insipid? This curried chickpea salad is not one among those bland salads as it is spicy, tangy and will not stop you from just a single serving.
It is packed with proteins and the traditional Indian spices and flavors permeate this wonderful salad gives you a feeling of devouring a proper meal.
I love chickpeas in any form, say salads, curries or hummus.. I keep trying different dishes with chickpeas and the exploring never ends.
Other chickpea recipes in the blog are


INGREDIENTS
  • 1 1/2 cups boiled chickpeas
  • 2 medium potatoes (boiled and cubed)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Chaat Masala
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • salt as needed
  • 1 onion (chopped finely)
  • 1 tomato (chopped finely)
  • 1/2 cucumber (chopped finely)
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves(chopped finely)
  • 1 carrot(grated)
  • 1/2 capsicum (chopped finely)
  • 1 tbsp yogurt / curd
  • Juice of 1/2 lime (small)

STEPS
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the minced garlic and let it sweat.
  • Lower the flame and add all the spice powders (except pepper and chaat masala) and fry in oil for a minute.


  • Add the boiled potatoes and chickpeas and toss well that the masala is well coated.
  • Remove from heat and transfer to a big bowl.
  • Let it cool down, and then add all teh chopped veggies and give a mix


  • sprinkle pepper and chaat masala and add yogurt and mix well.
  • Squeeze lime juice before serving.

NOTES

  • Best salad for any parties as chickpeas and potatoes can be boiled and kept beforehand.
  • If u boil chickpeas and potatoes with salt then adjust salt accordingly in the salad.
  • you can even use this salad to sandwich in bread , add few lettuce leaves and the sandwich tastes awesome.
  • Even better recipe is , just fill this in a pita bread, top with some onions , lettuce and hummus and enjoy!
  • Other salad recipes you may find useful are 
  • Fruit Veg Pasta Salad
  • Greek couscous Salad
  • Hummus Egg Salad



With Love,

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