This healthy and colorful kala chana salad or black chickpea salad is full of many flavors one can think of. It is a meal in itself with loaded nutrients. Having tangy raw mango pieces, crunchy veggies, and spicy chili gives a yummy taste altogether in this salad recipe. Kala chana salad is full of protein, glutenfree, healthy and colorful to eat. You can add paneer or tofu also to make it more nutritious otherwise this salad goes in the vegan category too.

My husband went to a restaurant from his office and had this salad in starters. He loved this so much that he bought a serving for me too. Then we both started guessing its ingredients and dressing. After few attempts, we found a way to make this salad like the way he had in the restaurant. Now we eat our black chickpeas in this form and my son who really does not like kala chana eat with much love and taste. I am sure you will love it too.This healthy and colorful kala chana salad or black chickpea salad is full of many flavors one can think of. It is a meal in itself with loaded nutrients. Having tangy raw mango pieces, crunchy veggies, and spicy chili gives a yummy taste altogether in this salad recipe. Kala chana salad is full of protein, glutenfree, healthy and colorful to eat. You can add paneer or tofu also to make it more nutritious otherwise this salad goes in the vegan category too.


To make kala chana salad you can use soaked kala chana as it is to make it more crunchy. I tempered them with cumin seeds and red chili powder, cooked on the medium flame for 5 min without covering the lid to make chana softer. Mix this soft chana with rest of the ingredients and dressing. Kala chana salad or black chickpea salad is ready to serve. Every bite of this salad is so flavorful. Just yummy.

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So let see how I prepared this delicious summer kala chana salad or black chickpea salad.This healthy and colorful kala chana salad or black chickpea salad is full of many flavors one can think of. It is a meal in itself with loaded nutrients. Having tangy raw mango pieces, crunchy veggies, and spicy chili gives a yummy taste altogether in this salad recipe. Kala chana salad is full of protein, glutenfree, healthy and colorful to eat. You can add paneer or tofu also to make it more nutritious otherwise this salad goes in the vegan category too.

Kala Chana Salad Recipe|Black Chickpea Salad

Ingredients                                                                                   6-8 servings

1 Cup raw black chickpea or kala chana
1 Medium size cucumber chopped into small pieces
1/2 Cup capsicum
1 Big tomato chopped into small pieces
1 Medium onion chopped finely
1/2 Cup corn
1 Big size raw mango chopped into small pieces
1 Tsp green chili chopped finely

For Dressing
3 Tblsp tomato ketchup
2 Tblsp lemon juice
2 Tblsp rice vinegar (or normal vinegar)
salt as per taste

For Tempering
1 Tblsp vegetable oil
1/2 Tsp red chili powder
1 Tsp cumin seeds

Method

  1. First soak raw kala chana in 4 cups of water overnight.
  2. After they are soaked prepare for tempering. Heat oil in a kadhai. To this add cumin seeds. Once cumin seeds start crackling add soaked kala chana. Sprinkle red chili powder and mix well. Cook this on medium heat for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes switch off the heat and let it cool down. Meanwhile, chop cucumber, tomato, capsicum, onion, raw mango and green chili.This healthy and colorful kala chana salad or black chickpea salad is full of many flavors one can think of. It is a meal in itself with loaded nutrients. Having tangy raw mango pieces, crunchy veggies, and spicy chili gives a yummy taste altogether in this salad recipe. Kala chana salad is full of protein, glutenfree, healthy and colorful to eat. You can add paneer or tofu also to make it more nutritious otherwise this salad goes in the vegan category too.
  3. In a mixing bowl add chopped cucumber, tomato, raw mango, capsicum, corn, onion and green chili. Mix this well.
  4. Now add half cooked kala chana to the mixing bowl. Combine this mixture very well.This healthy and colorful kala chana salad or black chickpea salad is full of many flavors one can think of. It is a meal in itself with loaded nutrients. Having tangy raw mango pieces, crunchy veggies, and spicy chili gives a yummy taste altogether in this salad recipe. Kala chana salad is full of protein, glutenfree, healthy and colorful to eat. You can add paneer or tofu also to make it more nutritious otherwise this salad goes in the vegan category too.
  5. In a bowl mix all ingredients together for dressing and pour it over the mixture. Combine well.
  6. Adjust salt as per taste.This healthy and colorful kala chana salad or black chickpea salad is full of many flavors one can think of. It is a meal in itself with loaded nutrients. Having tangy raw mango pieces, crunchy veggies, and spicy chili gives a yummy taste altogether in this salad recipe. Kala chana salad is full of protein, glutenfree, healthy and colorful to eat. You can add paneer or tofu also to make it more nutritious otherwise this salad goes in the vegan category too.
  7. Serve this kala chana salad or black chickpea salad immediately.

Notes

  1. You can make this salad by replacing with chickpeas or black eyes peas too. Both taste great.
  2.  Adjust chilies as per taste.
  3.  You can use tinned chickpeas as well. Skip the tempering part. Just add 1 tsp cumin seed powder and serve.
  4.  Keeping it for longer makes it soft. Also due to salt, it starts leaving the water. So serve as soon as you prepare it.

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This healthy and colorful kala chana salad or black chickpea salad is full of many flavors one can think of. It is a meal in itself with loaded nutrients. Having tangy raw mango pieces, crunchy veggies, and spicy chili gives a yummy taste altogether in this salad recipe. Kala chana salad is full of protein, glutenfree, healthy and colorful to eat. You can add paneer or tofu also to make it more nutritious otherwise this salad goes in the vegan category too.
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Kala Chana Salad Recipe | Black Chickpea Salad

This healthy and colorful kala chana salad or black chickpea salad is full of many flavors one can think of. It is a meal in itself with loaded nutrients. Having tangy raw mango pieces, crunchy veggies, and spicy chili gives a yummy taste altogether in this salad recipe. Kala chana salad is full of protein, glutenfree, healthy and colorful to eat. You can add paneer or tofu also to make it more nutritious otherwise this salad goes in the vegan category too.

Course Salad, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword black chickpea salad, healthy salad, kala chana salad, summer salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Author code2cook

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup raw black chickpea or kala chana
  • 1 Medium size cucumber chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 Cup capsicum
  • 1 Big tomato chopped into small pieces
  • 1 Medium onion chopped finely
  • 1/2 Cup corn
  • 1 Big size raw mango chopped into small pieces
  • 1 Tsp green chili chopped finely

For Dressing

  • 3 Tblsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 Tblsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tblsp rice vinegar (or normal vinegar)
  • salt as per taste

For Tempering

  • 1 Tblsp vegetable oil
  • 1 /2 Tsp red chili powder
  • 1 Tsp cumin seeds

Instructions

  1. First soak raw kala chana in 4 cups of water overnight.

  2. After they are soaked prepare for tempering. Heat oil in a kadhai. To this add cumin seeds. Once cumin seeds start crackling add soaked kala chana. Sprinkle red chili powder and mix well. Cook this on medium heat for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes switch off the heat and let it cool down. Meanwhile, chop cucumber, tomato, capsicum, onion, raw mango and green chili.

  3. In a mixing bowl add chopped cucumber, tomato, raw mango, capsicum, corn, onion and green chili. Mix this well.

  4. Now add half cooked kala chana to the mixing bowl. Combine this mixture very well.

  5. In a bowl mix all ingredients together for dressing and pour it over the mixture. Combine well.

  6. Adjust salt as per taste.

  7. Serve this kala chana salad or black chickpea salad immediately.

Recipe Notes

  1. You can make this salad by replacing with chickpeas or black eyes peas too. Both taste great.
  2.  Adjust chilies as per taste.
  3.  You can use tinned chickpeas as well. Skip the tempering part. Just add 1 tsp cumin seed powder and serve.
  4.  Keeping it for longer makes it soft. Also due to salt, it starts leaving the water. So serve as soon as you prepare it.

This is my entry for the second day of BM #90 Week 1 Day 3.

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