This recipe and pic has been sent to me by my friend Sheena Shahani who loves to eat healthy. She made this nutritious salad inspired by the famous “chaat” which is served on the streets of Mumbai (chaat is actually the fast food originated in Mumbai). Brown Chick peas or “kaala channa” are one of Indias umpteen pulses and making them this way without any added oil makes them perfect for a low calorie diet or a vegan, vegetarian and gluten free diet.
1 cup of brown chick peas soaked in ample water for 7-8 hours or overnight
1 ” piece ginger, chopped fine
salt to taste
chopped green chillies or capsicum
chopped fresh coriander leaves
1/4 cup of roasted peanuts
black pepper powder
lemon juice to taste
You can also add some sev (bombay mix, sold in desi supermarkets)
Boil the soaked brown chick peas (kaala channa) in two cups water with the ginger for 2 whistles. If you dont have a pressure cooker just cook it with ample water and the ginger till its soft. Drain and season with salt. black pepper, chaat masala and lemon juice. Put it in a dish and then add the chopped vegetables on top giving it a toss and garnish with lots of coriander leaves and the roasted peanutsand the sev (bombay mix)
NITU DIDI TIP :
If you cant get black chick peas (kaala channa) in your city dont worry, you can make the same salad with black eyed peas, normal chick peas, kidney beans etc etc.
For Jain recipes please omit the ginger and the spring onions. You can also add vegetables like grated carrot, cabbage for extra nutrition.
NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF BROWN CHICK PEAS