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Chickpeas Salad Indian Style - Chana Masala Chaat

Updated: Oct 9, 2022

This salad is prepared by boiling the chickpeas, then frying them with the Indian spices and finally adding the chopped salads. It is a healthy protein packed salad recipe with a hint of Indian spices.


Boiled Chickpeas/Chole/Chana - 2 cups or 500 grams

Red Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon

Coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon

Cumin Powder - 1 teaspoon

Garam Masala - 1/2 teaspoon

Chaat Masala - 1 teaspoon

Water 3 tablespoon

Oil - 1 tablespoon

Cumin Seeds - 1 Teaspoon

Chopped Garlic - 4-5 medium cloves

Boiled Potatoes - 2 Small

Salt - 2 teaspoons

Onion - 1

Chili - 1

Tomato - 1

Tamarind Juice - 1 tablespoon

Chopped Mint or Coriander

Lemon Juice - 1

Step 1 : Soak chickpeas overnight. Pressure-cook the soaked chickpeas with enough water & required salt for about 3 to 4 whistles.

Step 2 : Add all the spices in a bowl - salt, Red chili, coriander, cumin, garam masala, chaat masala powder and then add 3 tablespoons of water and mix.

Step 3 : Heat a pan and add oil, add cumin seeds and wait for them to crackle, then add garlic and cook for a min. Then add the spice mix and cook over low heat for a min. Once the oil starts to separate from the spices, add the boiled chickpeas and mix well.

Step 4 : Let the chickpeas cool down and meanwhile finely chop all the vegetables like onion, tomato, boiled potatoes and mint

Step 5 : Mix the chickpeas with vegetables and add lemon juice and tamarind juice

Garnish it with some more onion, tomatoes and mint and the quick and delicious Spicy Chickpeas Masala Salad is ready

This is so quick to prepare, truly scrumptious and healthy too.

Do try this at home and share your feedback in the comment section

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The 500gm chickpeas - is that the dry weight or cooked weight? Trying to work out how many tins to use! Thanks

Kanchan Rawat
Kanchan Rawat
Aug 11, 2022
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That is after it's cooked

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