Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Chick peas salad

I am not much of a salad person. Though I could eat a well put together salad as part of a meal, it can never be a meal by itself in my household. I am hoping to develop a liking for salads through Blogging Marathon #58 where, for the first week, I have deliberately chosen to cook and showcase salads.
The first in the series is a simple yet hearty and substantial chick pea salad with a yogurt dressing that is a reflection of my love for chaas (spiced buttermilk).

What you need:
Chick peas - 1 cup soaked overnight and cooked
Onion - 1 small, chopped fine
Potato - 1, cooked, peeled and diced
Corriander and mint leaves - a few, chopped
Black salt (kala namak) - to taste
Juice of half a lemon

For the dressing :
Thick yogurt - 1/2 cup (Greek yogurt or hung curd works best for this)
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp

Mix all the ingredients for the dressing well and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the salad. Add in as much of the dressing as you like. Mix well to combine.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM


Varadas Kitchen said...

Protein rich salad looks lovely. Hung curd dressing is unique.

Sowmya :) said...

I am not much of a salad person myself. But this one looks like a good place to start.

rajani said...

We are big salad fans- well, my son and me. The husband is still on the other side of the fence. Good to see you get started!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

I love chick peas sundal for curd rice. This is sort of all in one. Love to have some for my lunch :)

Srividhya said...

This is pretty good. Chickpeas with yogurt sounds very interesting

Priya Suresh said...

My kind of salad, can have this protein rich salad without any fuss.

Chef Mireille said...

chickpeas is such a universal and versatile one that everyone loves - this salad is a perfect presentation of it

Srivalli said...

I have always wanted to use the curds dressing in chickpea..should try..likewise my family can't have a salad as meal...however this will make a great starter.

Pavani N said...

Love this simple and delicious chickpea salad. Yogurt dressing must have made taste awesome.

Harini-Jaya R said...

If a few chutneys are added it becomes a chaat! That is the beauty of these salads, right?