Chickpea salad.(Maharashtrian style)

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Chickpea is called Kabuli chana in Marathi. Chickpea is cultivated more in the Middle East and consumed more in form of hummus, falafel and more. Chickpea provides a lot of protein and energy.

I include in my food regime in form of salad and more. Many more recipe can be made with chickpea itself. My family is a bit picky about food, we three always have three different opinions and likings of food. I sometimes cook three different menus for the individual. But chickpea is in a few lists that everybody enjoys eating.

The salad is always my most liking topic and menu. It is a clean healthy option food which allows your stomach to get full and stay healthy. Let’s have a look in Marathi style chickpea salad.

Ingredients

1 Cup boiled chickpea strained. ( soaked overnight and boiled with salt to taste)

1/4 cup raw mango chopped in small cubes.

1/4 grated fresh coconut

chopped coriander to garnish.

2 tbsp moong dal(( split green gram) soaked for 1 hour.

the mustard seed for tempering

1 tsp vegetable oil.

Procedure

  • Mix chopped raw mango, boiled chickpea and moong dal in a bowl.
  • In tempering spoon add oil, heat and pour mustard seed to crackle( tadka). Let the tadka cool.
  • Add to the mix of chickpea and garnish with grated coconut and coriander chopped leaves.
  • Salt not needed as chickpea has salt if less than can add later.

Note:

This salad can be made adding onion, tomatoes, and cucumber as well, but this recipe tastes good as simple it is.

 

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