Healthy Indian Green Chickpea Salad


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Healthy Indian green chickpea salad is a protein rich salad with startling blend of colours and crunch. Made with not too many ingredients this paneer and chickpea salad is truly a flavour boost as well. Try this cottage cheese and chickpea salad at home.

To make healthy Indian green chickpea salad, you need to make an oil-free dressing with lemon juice, black pepper powder, cumin seeds powder, black salt and salt. Then combine cooked green chickpeas, paneer cubes, tomatoes and spring onions in a deep bowl along with the dressing and toss well. That’s it! Your protein rich paneer salad is ready for serving.

In cottage cheese and chickpea salad, paneer abounds in calcium and protein which helps to build strong bones and the fiber from it will help to give you a feeling of satiety to avoid unnecessary binge. The fiber also plays an important role in maintaining digestive health.

Adults, kids, senior citizens, pregnant women as well as lactating women all can indulge in this protein rich paneer salad without any guilt. Include as it a part of lunch or dinner or serve this healthy portion as a snack too! If you are aiming at lose weight, then replace the full-fat paneer with low fat paneer.

You can also try other delectable salads like the Pear and Pomegranate Salad, and the Papaya, Peanuts and Capsicum Salad.

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Healthy Indian Green Chickpea Salad recipe - How to make Healthy Indian Green Chickpea Salad

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

For Healthy Indian Green Chickpea Salad
1/2 cup paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
1 1/2 cups soaked and boiled hara chana (dried green peas)
3/4 cup deseeded tomato cubes
1/2 cup chopped spring onions

To Be Mixed Into A Lemony Dressing
2 tbsp lemon juice
freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) to taste
1/2 tsp black salt (sanchal)
1/2 tsp roasted and coarsely crushed cumin seeds (jeera)
salt to taste

For The Garnish
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
Method
For healthy indian green chickpea salad

    For healthy indian green chickpea salad
  1. Combine all the ingredients for the salad in a bowl, add the lemony dressing and toss gently.
  2. Serve the healthy indian green chickpea salad garnished with coriander.

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For the lemony dressing of healthy Indian green chickpea salad

  1. For the lemony dressing of healthy Indian green chickpea salad, squeeze some fresh lemon juice in a small bowl.
  2. To this add, freshly ground black pepper. Also called as kalimirch, it truly perks up the flavour of paneer and chickpea salad.
  3. Add little black salt. For heart patients and hypertensives, this is best avoided.
  4. Add crushed cumin seeds powder too. If you are making it home, remember to roast it and then crush it. 
  5. Finally add salt.
  6. Mix well using a spoon. Keep aside.

How to cook green chick peas for the healthy Indian green chickpea salad

  1. For the healthy Indian green chickpea salad, first buy good quality chana. Choose uniformly-sized and nice green coloured chana, devoid of white or dark spots and holes. 
  2. Wash them and add enough water for soaking.
  3. Cover with a lid and keep aside. You need to soak these chana for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Next day, drain the hara chana using a strainer.
  5. Transfer the hara chana into a pressure cooker.
  6. Add more water for cooking green chickpeas for paneer and chickpea salad.
  7. Close the lid of the pressure cooker and allow them to cook for 4 whistles. 
  8. Allow the pressure cooker to cool down and then open the lid. This is how the hara chana looks after cooking. They should be perfectly cooked to be able to feel the bite, and not overcooked or mushy. 
  9. Again drain the excess water using a strainer. Keep the cooked green chickpeas aside.

For the healthy Indian green chickpea salad

  1. For the healthy Indian green chickpea salad recipe| paneer and chickpea salad | cottage cheese and chickpea salad | protein rich paneer salad, add the cooked hara chana into a deep bowl. 

  2. Add the paneer cubes to it. Cut the paneer into cubes of desired size.
  3. Add some chopped tomatoes.
  4. Along with it also add chopped spring onions. Use the whites and greens both. They have a distinct unique flavour and crunch which goes well with most salads.
  5. Pour the dressing over cottage cheese and chickpea salad.
  6. Toss paneer and chickpea salad well using a spoon. 
  7. Serve the healthy Indian green chickpea salad garnished with coriander. 

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Health Benefits of Indian Green Chickpea Salad

  1. Healthy Indian Green Chickpea Salad - for Healthy Heart, PCOD and Hypertension.
  2. Rich in protein (9.6 g per serving), this salad is a true health treat for weight watchers and for women with PCOS. Choose low-fat paneer if you wish to.
  3. Gain in some antioxidants by way of tomatoes. Lycopene, vitaminA and vitamin C from this salad will help reduce inflammation and protect heart.
  4. The high potassium content makes it suitable for hypertensives as well. 
  5. Diabetics can also enjoy half to one serving of this salad, depending on other carb intake in the same meal. Use low-fat paneer is suggested y your dietitian.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy202 cal
Protein9.3 g
Carbohydrates27.1 g
Fiber11.4 g
Fat6.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium12.5 mg

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Reviews

Paneer Aur Hare Chane Ka Salad
5
 on 02 Aug 12 08:07 AM


Very innovative combination of Paneer and Hara chana and which is so tasty that anyone would like to have anohter helping of it. Looks so vibrant and colourful with such contasting colours. Very quick to make and its so healthy. Paneer adds that protein and calcium content too. Loved it totally.