Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Aloo chana salad (Potato- chickpea salad)

aloo chana salad

Aloo chana salad is a very healthy salad as no oil or dressing is used in this recipe.
Chana or chickpeas are also known as garbanzo beans in Spanish and kichererbse in Germany. They belong to legume family and are healthful. They contain high amounts of protein. Half cup of chickpeas contain 140 calories, 5 grams of fiber, 6 grams of protein, slightly more than 1 gram of fat, Iron and Potassium. Canned chickpeas can be full of sodium so it's better to rinse them before consuming. You can also use black chickpeas for this salad.
        Recipe of aloo chana salad
            1 cup kabuli chana (chickpeas)
            2 aloo (potatoes) - peeled and cubed
            2 small onions- chopped
            2 small tomatoes- chopped
            2 tsp lemon juice
            1 tsp chaat masala
            Salt to taste
            3 green chillies- chopped

1. Soak chana overnight. Drain and boil with aloo, salt and water in a pressure cooker.

2. Strain the remaining liquid. You can use this liquid for some other dish.

3. Add the remaining ingredients to chana and toss.

4. Serve warm or refrigerate and serve aloo chana salad cold.
black chickpea salad

1 comment:

  1. Hey Kshipra! Happy Valentine's Day dear :)
    chickpea salad looks inviting.. nice click!