Spicy chickpea salad recipe | Indian chana salad | (chole) kondakadalai salad

Spicy chickpea salad recipe | Indian chana salad | garbanzo salad recipe | Kondakadalai salad



Spicy chickpea salad recipe | Indian chana salad | garbanzo salad recipe | Kondakadalai salad


Spicy chickpea salad Indian recipe | Chana salad recipe | chole salad recipe | Kondakadalai salad | vegan garbanzo salad 
with detailed step-by-step photos, instructions, and health benefits.

Have leftover boiled chickpeas and fresh veggies in hand? Here is the refreshing and nutritious salad recipe for you!

This Chickpea salad is a quick and easy salad recipe. It is a spicy and scrumptious salad also high in protein, an ideal dish for vegans and vegetarians. It can be served warm or cold, which tastes incredibly flavorful both ways.

Spicy chickpea salad recipe | Indian chana salad | garbanzo salad recipe | Kondakadalai salad


This refreshing chole salad takes very little time to prepare and is very satisfying. I would always prefer to get the dried beans from the Indian grocery store, soak them overnight, and then boil them in a pressure cooker. You can also use an instant pot for cooking beans and legumes.

Chana salad is a make-ahead recipe. It can also be made with canned garbanzo beans; make sure you drain the beans and rinse them in water before using them in a salad. However, I don't generally buy canned ones as it contains sodium and preservatives.

Spicy chickpea salad recipe | Indian chana salad | garbanzo salad recipe | Kondakadalai salad

If you are short of time, you can soak, cook chickpeas in big batches, freeze in ziplock bags in small quantities, and use them whenever needed. I have tried this method, and it works perfectly.

In fact, we love to have salads every day for lunch. Instead of chickpeas, you can replace them with boiled rajma(kidney bean), mung bean, sprouts, black-eyed bean, etc. In Indian cuisine, boiled chana makes salads, curries for roti and chapati, sundal recipes, etc.

Spicy chickpea salad recipe | Indian chana salad | garbanzo salad recipe | Kondakadalai salad

The other names for chickpeas are garbanzo beans/Egyptian peas/Bengal gram in English. And channa/chole in Hindi, vellai Kothukadalai/KondaKadalai in Tamil, vella kadala in Malayalam, mudip chenagulu in Telugu, Kondekadalae/kadale Kaalu in Kannada, motor Kalai in Bengali, kabuli Chana in Gujarati, dhevo Chono in Konkani, kabuli Chane in Marathi, buta kabuli in Oriya.

Channa flour or besan flour is used to prepare savory pancakes, bajji, bonda, pakoras, dhokla, etc. Now, let's get into the chickpea salad recipe.

Spicy chickpea salad recipe | Indian chana salad | garbanzo salad recipe | Kondakadalai salad

Recipe - Spicy chickpea salad recipe | Indian channa salad | Garbanzo salad | Chole/Kondakadalai salad


Serves - 4
Cuisine - Indian
Course - Salad
Calories - 200
Prep time - 10 min | Soaking time - overnight | 
Cook time - 15 min
Diet - Vegetarian, and Vegan
Author - Pavithra
Publisher - Pavis kitchen

Ingredients:

Chickpeas/Garbanzo beans - 1 cup boiled
Avocado - 1 small
Red onion - 1 small
Cucumber - 1 small
Tomato - 1
Raw mango - 1/4 cup
Carrot - 1/2 cup grated
Yellow bell pepper/capsicum - 2 tbsp
Red bell pepper/Capsicum - 2tbsp

Herbs, spices, and oil: *(Adjust the below ingredients as per spice preference).

Cilantro - 1/4 cup
Green chili - 1 finely chopped
Peppercorns - As per taste
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder - 1/4 tsp
Olive oil - 1/2 tbsp
Lemon - Half

Notes:

1. I used English cucumber; you can use Persian or American cucumber as well.
2. Roma, Vine, or cherry tomatoes works great for this recipe.
3. Sliced green chili can be added for the spice, but I prefer crushed peppercorns.
4. You can use any colored bell peppers/capsicum.
5. Avocado is an optional ingredient.
6. I always use red onion; it works best in salads.
7. I love to use cilantro for garnishing; even parsley, dill leaves, basil works too.
8. For all salads, I either use extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil.
9. Lemon/lime juice can be squeezed for a tangy flavor. Ever amchoor/mango powder works.
10. Add your favorite cheese if you wish.
11. Lettuce, boiled potatoes, zucchini, spring mix, spinach can be added as well.
12. This salad can be made with Kala chana, also known as brown chickpeas.
13. You can use canned garbanzo/chickpeas for this salad recipe.

How to pressure cook chickpeas:

1. Soak the dried chickpeas overnight in room temperature water.


Spicy chickpea salad recipe | Indian chana salad | garbanzo salad recipe | Kondakadalai salad

2. Next day, pressure cook the chickpeas with enough salt and water for 15 to 20 mins.

Spicy chickpea salad recipe | Indian chana salad | garbanzo salad recipe | Kondakadalai salad

3. Once the pressure is released, remove boiled chickpeas from the cooker and drain the excess water using a strainer. Keep it aside.

Spicy chickpea salad recipe | Indian chana salad | garbanzo salad recipe | Kondakadalai salad

How to make chickpea salad:


1. Clean and wash veggies in water. Roughly chop the veggies into bite-sized pieces.

2. Toss the tomato, avocado, red & yellow bell peppers, cucumber, red onion, mango, carrot, cilantro, olive oil, lemon juice, chilies, etc.


Spicy chickpea salad recipe | Indian chana salad | garbanzo salad recipe | Kondakadalai salad

3. Put the boiled chickpeas into the salad bowl.

Spicy chickpea salad recipe | Indian chana salad | garbanzo salad recipe | Kondakadalai salad

4. Gently combine all the veggies and chickpeas with a spatula.

Spicy chickpea salad recipe | Indian chana salad | garbanzo salad recipe | Kondakadalai salad

5. Spicy C
hickpea salad is ready to be served. Enjoy them warm or cold for your lunch!

Spicy chickpea salad recipe | Indian chana salad | garbanzo salad recipe | Kondakadalai salad


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Spicy chickpea salad recipe | Indian chana salad | garbanzo salad recipe | Kondakadalai salad


Health benefits of Chickpeas/Garbanzo Beans:

1. Excellent source of plant-based protein.
2. Improves digestion.
3. It helps in weight loss management.
4. Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.
5. Rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, fiber, and protein.
6. Digest slowly due to the low Glycemic Index of chickpeas.
7. It helps with muscle development.
8. Prevents heart diseases due to Magnesium, Potassium, and Folate.
9. It helps in controlling blood pressure.
10. It helps in giving a satiety feeling.
11. Rich in Calcium and Phosphorus, Vitamin K, which helps to strengthen bones.
12. Good for pregnant women.
13. Good source of Zinc and Copper.
14. Reduces Cholesterol level.
15. Good for hair growth.

(*Health benefits are taken from Google and Wikipedia).

Spicy chickpea salad recipe | Indian chana salad | garbanzo salad recipe | Kondakadalai salad


Health benefits of tomato:

1. Tomato is a low-calorie veggie.
2. It contains 95% water, 4% carbs, and less than one percent fats and proteins.
3. Tomatoes help improve vision.
4. Great source of vitamins and minerals.
5. Good for hair and glowing skin. It helps to shrink pores.
6. Excellent source of vitamin A and Vitamin C.
7. Tomatoes reduce cholesterol.
8. It protects the heart.
9. High in anti-oxidants and treats hyperpigmentation.
10. It prevents cancer.


Spicy chickpea salad recipe | Indian chana salad | garbanzo salad recipe | Kondakadalai salad


Health benefits of cucumber:

1. Cucumber is a low-calorie veggie that contains 95% water.
2. It helps to flush out toxins from the body.
3. It aids digestion.
4. Rich in vitamin A, B1, B6, C, D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium
5. It eases heartburn, stomach acid, and ulcer.
6. It is cholesterol-free, sodium-free, fat-free, gluten-free.
7. It controls blood pressure.
8. High in antioxidants
9. It strengthens bones.
10. It reduces the dark circle.


Spicy chickpea salad recipe | Indian chana salad | garbanzo salad recipe | Kondakadalai salad


Health benefits of avocado:

1. Avocado is green; the pear-shaped fruit is often called an “alligator pear.” It is loaded with healthy fats, fiber, and various important nutrients.
2. Avocados are very high in potassium, which should support healthy blood pressure levels.
3. Avocados are high in monounsaturated oleic acid and heart-healthy fatty acids.
4. Avocados are high in fiber, low in carbs which may promote weight loss.
5. It lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
6. Avocados are high in antioxidants, including lutein and zeaxanthin. These nutrients are vital for eye health.
7. Avocados may aid weight loss by keeping you full longer and making you eat fewer calories.
8. Avocados have a creamy, rich, fatty texture and blend well with other ingredients. Therefore, it’s easy to add this fruit to your diet. Using lemon juice may prevent cut avocados from browning quickly.


Spicy chickpea salad recipe | Indian chana salad | garbanzo salad recipe | Kondakadalai salad


Health benefits of onion:

1. Fight against infections.
2. Lowers triglycerides.
3. Reduce blood pressure.
4. Help detoxify the body.
5. Helps to lower blood sugar levels.
6. Good for a healthy heart.
7. Healthy bones.
8. Improves immunity.
9. Good for eyes and oral health.
10. Low in fat and calories.


Spicy chickpea salad recipe | Indian chana salad | garbanzo salad recipe | Kondakadalai salad


Spicy chickpea salad, chana, chole, kondakadalai, garbanzo
Salad
Indian
Yield: 4
Author: Pavithra
Spicy chickpea salad recipe | Chana salad | chole salad | Kondakadalai salad | Garbanzo salad

Spicy chickpea salad recipe | Chana salad | chole salad | Kondakadalai salad | Garbanzo salad

Chickpea salad is a quick and easy salad recipe. It is a spicy and tasty salad also high in protein, an ideal dish for vegans and vegetarians.
Prep time: 10 Min Cook time: 15 Min Inactive time: 10 Hour Total time: 10 H & 25 M

Ingredients

Chickpea Salad Ingredients
Herbs and spices

Instructions

How to boil chickpea:
How to make chickpea salad:

Notes:

1. I used English cucumber; you can use Persian or American cucumber as well.

2. Roma, Vine, or cherry tomatoes works excellent for this recipe.

3. Sliced green chili can be added for the spice, but I prefer crushed peppercorns.

4. You can use any colored bell peppers/capsicum.

5. Avocado is an optional ingredient.

6. I always use red onion; it works best in salads.

7. I love to use cilantro for garnishing; even parsley, dill leaves, basil works too.

8. For all salads, I either use extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil.

9. Lemon/lime juice can be squeezed for a tangy flavor. Ever amchoor/mango powder works.

10. Add your favorite cheese if you wish.

11. Lettuce, boiled potatoes, zucchini, spring mix, spinach can be added as well.

12. This salad can be made with Kala chana, also known as brown chickpeas.

13. You can use canned garbanzo/chickpeas for this salad recipe.


Nutrition Facts

Calories

284.53

Fat (grams)

11.63

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.59

Carbs (grams)

39.61

Fiber (grams)

12.39

Net carbs

27.22

Sugar (grams)

10.91

Protein (grams)

10.45

Sodium (milligrams)

327.04

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00

Disclaimer - Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.


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7 Comments

  1. I really appreciate you for your well meant effort.
    Name of the salad is catchy...
    Presentation of the salad is colourful, attractive,so yummy...
    Recipe is really good.
    The way you have written the procedure is very impressive.
    Great start !
    Good wishes!

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  2. Yummy and healthy dish. Way to go. Keep posting more and more......

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  3. Superb effort and excellent presentation.
    Best wishes.
    Revathi.

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