Hot Chickpea Salad

A deliciously hot salad based on a street food recipe from India.
By Nik Sharma

Chickpeas come in so many fun colors and varieties. You have the regular chubby garbanzo beans and then these brown and green varieties that are a little smaller and sturdier in their texture when cooked. This salad is based on a street food recipe from India that is light and delicious. You would normally find vendors selling this spicy hot salad out of cones of newspaper, topped with fresh lime juice and hot chili flakes.


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Chickpea Salad
 
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Recipe Type: Salad
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • ½ cup green chickpeas
  • ½ cup brown chickpeas
  • 1 bunch fresh scallions (about 1 cup)
  • 1 large tomato (about 1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes (I used dried Kashmiri chili)
  • 2 limes
  • salt and pepper to season
Instructions
  1. Soak the chickpeas in water overnight.
  2. Drain and rinse the chickpeas with cold water.
  3. Boil the chickpeas in a pot of water till tender. This should take about 45 minutes, then drain the chickpeas and keep aside.
  4. In the mean time, prepare the rest of the vegetables. Slice the tomato in half, discard the seeds and chop the tomato coarsely.
  5. Finely slice the scallions at an angle. In a mixing bowl, add the chickpeas, tomatoes and scallions.
  6. Slice the limes in half and extract their juice. Add the juice to the vegetables, sprinkle the chili flakes and toss to mix.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Serve immediately or chilled with toasted naan or flat-bread.
 

2 Comments
  1. ¡A very refreshing salad ! it remainds me a traditional summer salad here in Spain. Sometimes we make it with white beens and sometimes with chickpeas also. The same but with out chili flakes and with lots of vinagre and extra virgin olive oil. :)

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