9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Garbanzo Beans Salad

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Garbanzo Beans Salad

You on diet – eat salad… Salad is considered a very healthy food.. and sometimes boring food too. People imagine salad as a combination of uncooked vegetables mostly spinach, lettuce, onions and some salad dressing to add all the calories reduced by the vegetables. This salad is very refreshing and tastes best when served cold. It is very rich in protein (all credit to garbanzo beans). The nice potato chips topping (2 or 3 chips per serving) gives an interesting taste, texture and dimension to this salad. I got this recipe from here.  Make sure to add the potato chips just before serving or it will loose it crispness.

Garbanzo Beans (chickpeas / channa) - 2 cups
Tomato - 2
Onion - 2
Coriander Leaves - 1/4 cup
Hung Curd – 1/2 cup
Chili Powder - 1/2 tea spoon
Amchur Powder - 1/4 tea spoon
Asafetida - 1/4 tea spoon
Salt - 1 tea spoon + 1/2 tea spoon + 1/2 tea spoon
Potato Chips - 2 or 3 per serving

Soak the garbanzo beans overnight and pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistles with 1 tea spoon of salt and set aside. Drain the water.
Cut the onions and tomatoes to small cubes and add 1/2 tea spoon salt and set them in a strainer to remove excess liquid
Add the 1/2 tea spoon salt, red chili powder, amchur powder, asafetida, coriander leaves, onion and tomato to the hung curd and mix well
Add the hung curd to the cooled garbanzo beans and mix well and keep in the refrigerator
Before serving top it with crushed potato chips and serve chilled


Sending this to Well Seasoned Cook's MLLA, Bookmarked Entries - Jacqueline from Tinned Tomatoes as host and mention Ruth from Ruth's Kitchen Experiments as founder of the challenge, Tickling Palate's Starters / Appetizers, Spotlight: Healthy Snacks, Indrani's page, Healthy Diet - Diabetic Friendly Recipes



  1. Salad looks delicious and yummy.

  2. Looks delicious :) I am so happy you liked it dear :)

  3. Yummy salad

    1. Thanks Beena.. You have such a nice space and I am following you...

  4. tomato onion channa with the crispy potato chips all soaked in curd base..flavoured in an Indian way! this is exactly my kind of salad!!
    I dont remember visiting your space earlier. It's such a cute place with much homely recipes! Rock on, Girl!!:)

    1. Thanks Bharathy for your great comments. I hope you visit more often and share your views!!

  5. Healthy and filling salad,delicious

  6. What an interesting flavor combination! I bet the chips add a nice crunch! Have a great week!

  7. awesome job sowmya! im also new to the blogging world!...following ur blog and waiting to see more of ur work :)


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