Kala Chana Salad Recipe With Carrots, Cucumber & Tomatoes
The Kala Chana Indian Salad Recipe is a refreshing Indian salad that can be added to your diet. Filled with loads of protein and vitamins it makes a great snack to have in between meals.
Kala Chana Salad With Grated Carrot, Cucumber & Tomatoes Recipe is a refreshing Indian salad that can be added to your diet.
The salad has soaked kala chana that are tossed along with some freshly grated carrot, crunchy cucumber and pulpy tomatoes. The dressing is also quite simple with freshly squeezed lemon and just salt to taste. Kala Chana in other words called as black chickpeas is a great way to add in the necessary protein to your everyday diet.
Did you know Kala Chana is rich in fibre and provides 13 grams of dietary fiber. A high-fiber diet lowers your cholesterol levels and helps prevent constipation. Fiber also helps regulate blood sugar levels in people suffering from diabetes. Kala Chana is also rich in calcium and iron. The vitamin C in kala chana helps improve the absorption of iron in the blood.
If you are looking for more salad recipes here are some :
- 1 cup Kala Chana (Brown Chickpeas) , soaked
- 2 Carrots (Gajjar) , grated
- 1 Cucumber , peeled and chopped
- 2 Tomatoes , chopped
- Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
- 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
- 1 Lemon juice , freshly squeezed
- Salt , (adjust according to your taste), to taste
How to make Kala Chana Salad Recipe With Carrots, Cucumber & Tomatoes
To begin making the Kala Chana Salad With Grated Carrot, Cucumber & Tomatoes Recipe, we will soak the black chickpeas in water overnight. This will make the chana edible and soft.
Pressure cook the kala chana in the pressure cooker along with a little salt, for about 20 minutes until it is cooked through. Ensure you cook on medium heat, so the kala chana get cooked well.
Once done allow the pressure to release naturally.
Drain the excess water from the pressure cooker. You can use this water to cook a rice, or even make a soup.
The final step to put the Indian Salad together. Cut all the vegetables as suggested above.
In a large mixing bowl, add the cooked kala chana, the grated carrots, chopped cucumber, chopped tomatoes, green chillies, salt, coriander leaves and juice from one lemon.
Stir well to combine the Kala Chana Salad recipe. Check the salt and spices and adjust accordingly and serve.