26 June 2014

Quick Chickpea Salad

Here's a simple and refreshing salad with a desi tadka (Tempering)!!!

                                                        QUICK CHICKPEA SALAD

Ingredients :

Dark Brown/White Chick Peas, or combination of the two - 1/2 cup (Soaked overnite)
Boiled Green Peas - 1/4 cup
Boiled and diced potatoes - 1/4 cup
Chopped Capsicum - 1/4 cup
Chopped coriander
Lemon Juice - 1/4 tsp
Tempering :
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Hing (Asafoetida) powder - 1/4 tsp

Method :

1. In a salad bowl, toss together the chick peas, potatoes, peas and capsicum.

2. Prepare the tempering by heating the oil and adding mustard seeds, let crackle, then add the hing.

3. Add to the salad and mix well.

4. Just before serving, add lemon juice, mix well. Serve garnished with fresh chopped coriander.

Variations : One can also add chopped onion, chopped tomato, or even substitute the normal potatoes with sweet potatoes.


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