Toasted Chickpea Salad

31 Jul



Chickpeas 1 cup
Onion 1
Tomato 1
Green Chilli 1
Garlic pods 2
Red Bell Pepper 1/4
Cilantro to garnish
Lemon 1
Pepper 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Finely chop tomato, onion, green chilli and red bell pepper.
Peel and slice the garlic.

Soak chickpeas in 3 cups of water overnight.
Cook for 3 whistles in a pressure cooker.
Heat wide skillet on medium low flame and add cooked chickpeas.
Toast the chickpeas for 5-10 minutes.

In a salad bowl, add toasted chickpeas, chopped onion, tomato, green chilli, red bell pepper and sliced garlic.
Squeeze the lemon and sprinkle cumin powder, black pepper powder and salt.
Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Notes: Since am short of green bell pepper, I used red bell pepper and a green chilli for color.

14 Responses to “Toasted Chickpea Salad”

  1. saju July 31, 2007 at 8:46 am #

    what a fresh-looking recipe, looks delish

  2. Asha July 31, 2007 at 9:02 am #

    I agree with Saju.I love the sliced garlic peeking in there!:))

  3. swarna July 31, 2007 at 9:28 am #

    photography is good. we are lured to prepare and taste

  4. Tezgadu July 31, 2007 at 10:23 am #

    đŸ˜„ aaaakaaa aaakaaaa I really think 2-3 times before visiting your site and make myself controlled…. I feel hungry after looking ur recipes even if I jus ate… 😩

  5. Jyothi July 31, 2007 at 10:34 am #

    Looks fresh and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  6. UshaPrashanth July 31, 2007 at 10:50 am #

    The salad looks very nice! healthy salad!!

  7. Poonam July 31, 2007 at 11:02 am #

    The picture is fabulous! I haven’t been here before. Nice post.

  8. Dee July 31, 2007 at 4:38 pm #

    the pic looks colorful raji, nice salad

  9. greengoddess August 1, 2007 at 8:17 am #

    Hi I come here often just to look at your excellent pictures. I love them! Just one feedback though, the pictures look the same everyday,that is just the ingredients change. The position of the bowl, the few ingredients scattered around etc are always the same. I feel the pictures though excellent, lack variety. Please go ahead and delete this comment, but I just wanted to say this.

    I have learnt great photography tips from you and want to learn more!

  10. anusharaji August 1, 2007 at 8:29 am #

    thx everyone
    n i know my shots lack variety. i hate it more than anything . i dont have the flexiblity to change any one of the variables. i cant delete the comment…..cuz many people comment that…..even some of my relatives. checkout the comment i made in below link and hey i appreciate ur comment. am glad the series does help. 🙂

  11. jaya August 1, 2007 at 8:37 am #

    its very nice and delicions i too prepare this but i dont put garlic in that next time i will try…..

  12. lubna April 26, 2009 at 7:28 am #

    healthy salad with garlic.

  13. lubna July 27, 2009 at 9:12 pm #

    raji we cooked in a pressure cooker for a time, i mean meat for 10 min chickpeas for 20 min etc. so i did not understand the meaning of 3 whistle.

    • anusharaji July 28, 2009 at 8:35 am #

      @lubna pressure cooker with a weight on top whistles 3 times. or as u said 20 min is a good time to cook them without one.

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