chickpea salad / chickpea chaat

this is a quick and nutritious salad which is good as a breakfast as well as a luchbox option............if boiled chickpeas are stored in the fridge, it can be anytime snack option too...........the best part is , it can be diversified according to mood, availability of ingredients , and time of the day etc.


for two servings

chickpeas or black gram (kala chana) 1 cup
finely chopped onions 3 tbsp
finely chopped ginger and green chillies 1 tbsp each
finely chopped coriander leaves with all the stems 2 tbsp
salt n pepper to taste
chaat masala or lime juice 1 tsp


boil the chickpeas in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles
let it cool a bit and mix with all the other ingredients and serve warm or at room temperature.

cubed boiled potatoes can be added especially for kids.
fried potato chips are also good as they add a crunch to it.
haldiram bhujia is great too, arvind likes it this way.
chopped cucumber and tomatoes are good for calorie conscious people like me......adds crunch without extra calorie