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Easy Black Chickpea Salad | (Vegan + Oil Free + Protein Packed)

by Pradeep Mamgain
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This tasty black chickpea salad made of black chickpeas is full of protein, fiber, and potassium. Black chickpeas are full of health and nutrients. They contain abundant potassium, dietary fiber, protein, iron, calcium, and have a low glycemic index which helps to regulate blood sugar.

Easy Black Chickpea Salad| (Vegan + Oil Free + Protein Packed)

This recipe is an Indian chickpea (also called Bengal gram) salad usually made with tamarind or lemon juice, chopped vegetables such as onions, tomatoes, potatoes, green chilies, cucumber, and chat masala which is an Indian spice mix. You can serve black chickpea salad as a tea time snack or a party appetizer.

Why this recipe works

  • Healthy recipe Black Chickpeas/Bengal Gram/Kala Chana is always a good addition to any diet. Chickpeas are high in dietary fiber and rich in vitamins and minerals. They are a good source of protein for vegans. This salad is vegan as well as oil and gluten-free.
  • Easy to make – It’s really easy to make and can be on the table in 20 minutes!
  • Lip-smacking – This refreshing salad has fresh and tangy flavors and can be enjoyed as a great protein-rich breakfast or snack.

What You Will Need?

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  • chickpeas (buy good quality branded chickpeas, soak them for 4-5 hours or overnight)
  • ground spices (Kashmiri red chili, tamarind powder, and chat masala)
  • salt and sugar
  • and for the veggies:
    • onion, tomato, potato, green chili, and coriander leaves

Nutrition

This nutritional information is approximate and is calculated using an online nutrition tool. It is based on 1 serving.

Calories → 274 kcal | Carbohydrates → 50 g | Protein → 12 g | Fat → 3 g | Saturated Fat → 1 g | Sodium → 731 mg | Potassium → 808 mg | Fiber → 5 g | Sugar → 6 g | Vitamin A → 889 µg | Vitamin B6 → 1 mg | Vitamin C → 14 mg | Vitamin E → 1 mg | Vitamin K → 14 µg | Calcium → 141 mg | Copper → 1 mg | Iron → 4 mg | Magnesium → 102 mg | Phosphorus → 220 mg | Zinc → 3 mg

How To Make Black Chickpea Salad

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  1. Soak black chickpeas in water for 4 to 5 hours. 
  2. Boil potatoes. Peel and cube them.
  3. Make a paste of tamarind and leftover cooking water.
  4. In a bowl, add chickpeas, spices, and veggies. Mix all the ingredients well.

A Few Final Thoughts

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  • Serving: If you like sev (crunchy noodles made from chickpea flour paste), sprinkle some sev on top and serve.
  • Substitutions: If you want, you can use lemon instead of tamarind. You can use normal tamarind instead of tamarind powder. This chat tastes delicious even with black salt.
  • Additions: You can also add cucumber to this chat. If you want to make chana chat spicier then you can increase the amount of green chilies.
  • Caution: Add salt as per taste and keep in mind that chat masala also contains salt, therefore take care of the amount of salt.
Easy Black Chickpea Salad| (Vegan + Oil Free + Protein Packed)

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Easy Black Chickpea Salad | (Vegan + Oil Free + Protein Packed)

Easy Black Chickpeas Salad: A protein-packed, delicious, and healthy salad full of protein, fiber, and potassium. (Vegan + Gluten-Free + Oil Free)
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Course: Street Food
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chana chat, gluten free, vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Soaking Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 People
Calories: 274kcal
Author: Pradeep Mamgain

SERVINGS

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Note: 1 cup = 250 ml | 1 tbsp = 15 ml | and 1 tsp | 5 ml

Ingredients

  • 180 grams black chickpeas
  • 30 ml chickpeas cooking water
  • 1.5 grams tamarind powder
  • 9 grams sugar
  • 2 grams ground kashmiri red chili
  • 2.5 grams chat masala
  • 100 grams onion - chopped
  • 100 grams tomato - chopped
  • 4 grams green chili - finely chopped
  • 10 grams coriander leaves
  • 5 grams salt
  • 120 grams potato - boiled, cubed

Instructions

  • Soak black chickpeas in water for 4 to 5 hours or overnight. Remove all the water from the soaked chickpeas and wash it once more. Boil the soaked chickpeas in a pressure cooker with salt for about 15 to 20 minutes on medium heat. Next, drain all the water and pour the chickpeas in a bowl.
  • Boil potatoes. Peel and cube them.
  • Take a small bowl and pour three to four teaspoons of leftover water from the pressure cooker. Now, add tamarind powder. If you do not have tamarind powder, put pieces of tamarind in hot water for some time and make a paste.
  • Now, add sugar to the tamarind paste and mix them well until the sugar dissolves.
  • Take a bowl and add boiled chickpeas to it. Now, add Kashmiri red chili powder, and chat masala and then mix all the spices well with chickpeas.
  • Now, add the tamarind paste that we made. Then, add chopped onions and tomatoes and mix well with chickpeas. Add finely chopped chilies and coriander leaves.
  • Add salt and potato cubes. Now, mix them with chickpeas.

NOTES

  • Serving: If you like sev (crunchy noodles made from chickpea flour paste), sprinkle some sev on top and serve.
  • Substitutions: If you want, you can use lemon instead of tamarind. You can use normal tamarind instead of tamarind powder. This chat tastes delicious even with black salt.
  • Additions: You can also add cucumber to this chat. If you want to make chana chat spicier then you can increase the amount of green chilies.
  • Caution: Add salt as per taste and keep in mind that chat masala also contains salt, therefore take care of the amount of salt.

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Nutrition

Calories → 274 kcal | Carbohydrates → 50 g | Protein → 12 g | Fat → 3 g | Saturated Fat → 1 g | Sodium → 731 mg | Potassium → 808 mg | Fiber → 5 g | Sugar → 6 g | Vitamin A → 889 µg | Vitamin B6 → 1 mg | Vitamin C → 14 mg | Vitamin E → 1 mg | Vitamin K → 14 µg | Calcium → 141 mg | Copper → 1 mg | Iron → 4 mg | Magnesium → 102 mg | Phosphorus → 220 mg | Zinc → 3 mg

This nutritional information is approximate and is calculated using an online nutrition tool. It is based on 1 serving.

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