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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Cilantro Lime Chickpea Salad

For Day 5 of BM#16, I am going to share a simple and very refreshing Salad with my star ingredient, Chickpeas/Channa/Garbanzo Beans. Usually i make Sundals for my evening snack and sometimes will skip cooking n simply toss the legumes/dals with lime n carrots or even sometimes with yogurt. Salads which doesn't require cooking/half cooking process impress me a lot. One such recipe was this Cilantro Lime Chickpea Salad which i bookmarked @ Heather's Dish. In the original recipe, she added pulsed baby spinach but i skipped it becoz i don't have it in hand and also I Indianised it with the addition of kashmiri chilli,chaat masala n cumin powder. I loved eating this salad a lot than the chickpeas Sundal. This is very refreshing, tangy n lil spicy. Perfect for both Sunny n Rainy  days. Friends do give it a try, its very simple n i am sure you will love it to the core. Now to the recipe...


Ingredients
  1. Chickpeas    1 cup (cooked or canned)
  2. Red Onion    1/4 cup or lil' less (finely chopped)
  3. Ginger   1/2 tsp(finely chopped)
  4. Cilantro/Corinader leaves  1/3 cup (washed n finely chopped)
  5. Lime Juice    from 1 lime
  6. Salt     to taste
  7. Sugar    1/4 tsp or to taste ( replace with honey also)
  8. Kashmiri Chilli Powder    1/2 tsp or to taste
  9. Cumin Powder    1/4 tsp   or to taste
  10. Chaat masala     few pinches or to taste
  11. Olive Oil    few drops(optional)

Method
  • If using dry chickpeas, soak overnight or at least 6 hours, then pressure with enough water to 2 whistles, drain n keep ready.
  • Now take a mixing bowl, add chickpeas n all other ingredients one by one then toss well.
  • Check for salt n other spices, then add accordingly.
  • And cover the mixing bowl with cling wrap n refrigerate it for atleast 10-15 minutes.
  • After refrigeration chilled Cilantro Lime Chickpea Salad ready to relish!

Notes:
First n foremost thing, wash your cilantro thoroughly in running water.
Addition of finely chopped raw mangoes will also give a nice tangy n yummy taste.
Can also add some finely shredded carrots to make it even more healthy n colorful (i forgot to do so).
Then u can recreate it with any desired legume/dal/veg.


40 comments:

  1. Just perfect.. one of my friends makes this... i have to make it soon... i always make it as a sundal..this will be a nice change

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  2. Very healthy salad!..pretty picture sangeetha.

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  3. Sangee looks like both of did a some what similar post today, looks superb.

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  4. Looks yummy

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  5. My hubby like snacking on chickpeas and this sounds like a delicious way to please him.

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  6. All time favorite salad....my god Sangee...your pictures are making me feel hungry..the problem of browsing late at night is such drool worthy pictures....Love it totally!!!

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  7. Wow awesome clicks n healthy salad...

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  8. perfect salad...and very healthy too!...beautiful clicks!

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  10. Nice click!! Salad looks yummm.....

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  11. wow, love this super tempting snacks!!

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  12. such an yummy one n beautiful click

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  13. Its too hot here suddenly, wish to have this super flavourful chickpeas salad for my lunch..Fantastic salad.

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  15. Delicious salad ideal for an evening tea time snack :)
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  16. Healthy n nutritious Salad...........

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  17. Nice and nutritious salad.. It looks delicious.. lot of flavours too

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  18. Yummy salad, looks so healthy.

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  19. Yummy ...always love this salad ....

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  20. This is my fav salad. Ur picture looks Yummazing!

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  21. salad is so delicious and healthy. like the last close up pic

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  22. awesome clicks sangee.. looks so beautiful.. makes me drool:)
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  23. always love cilantro,lime, onion combo with anything,nice salad recipe

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  24. Thats a healthy combination salad!

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  25. Very healthy and protein packed salad,loved the presentation...

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  26. Loved the last click,just fine to pop into my mouth dear...Delicious salad,refreshing n healthy for summers:-)
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  27. Wonderful Chickpea Salad dish during all seasons. it's one of my favorites.

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  28. very delicious and so healthy salad..lovely

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  29. healthy and delicious salad :)
    nice clicks sangee

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  30. amazing salad ..this is a must try for summer

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  31. Great clicks, Healthy, nutritious, Simple & perfect for the season.
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  32. beautiful pictures for a humble salad!!

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