Chick Pea Salad with Mint Dressing


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One of the most nutritious beans - chick peas are rich in iron, protein and folic acid. Curds enrich this tangy salad with more protein and calcium while coriander and mint increase its vitamin a content. Chill this salad before you serve it so as to relish its delightful flavours.

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Soaking Time:  Overnight
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Makes 4 servings
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For the dressing

  1. Combine all the ingredients and blend into a smooth purée in a blender. Refrigerate.

For the salad

  1. Drain and wash the soaked kabuli chana. Add fresh water and salt and pressure cook the kabuli chana for 3 to 4 whistles till they are soft. Cool completely.
  2. Combine the kabuli chana with the remaining ingredients for the salad.
  3. Add the dressing and mix well.
  4. Serve chilled.
Nutrient values 
EnergyProteinCarbohydratesFatFolic AcidVitamin CIronFibre
105 kcal 5.4 gm 18.6 gm 1.3 gm 64.8 mcg 39.7 mg 2.9 mg 2.6 gm
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 on 26 Nov 13 04:01 PM

I often make this recipe when i am bored of making dinner...its easy and delicious...and yes..Nutritious too!!!
 on 02 Jun 12 10:00 AM

Chick peas, tomatoes, cucumber and spring onions tossed in a mint dressing. High in protein and very healthy. Soaked chick peas goes well with anything and absorbs all dressings.