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Evening snack recipe: Try this fibre-rich kala chana salad today

Kala chana is rich in magnesium, and is also great for your skin. So try this healthy salad and say hello to good health

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
July 13, 2020 7:10:21 pm
 kala chana or black chickpea has a lower glycemic index. (Photo: Getty)

You are what you eat; which is why you should cut down on sugar and fried foods and opt for healthier alternatives, especially to satiate those unwanted cravings. So if you are looking for ways to make your snack time healthy, check out this simple salad recipe which comes loaded with the goodness of kala chana or black chickpeas. If you are wondering about its health benefits, click here.

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Black Chickpea Salad Also known as kala Chana Salad, is a protein-packed, gluten-free, healthy brown chana salad that happens to be delicious too. It is quick and easy to prepare loaded with a lemon dressing. You will surely fall in love with this wholesome vegetarian salad. For lunch, I always stick to something that is healthy, fulfilling and can literally be a one-bowl meal. That is the reason chana salad has become one of my favorite weekday lunch. …… …………………… …………………… …… #kalachana #kalachanasalad #blackchickpea #blackchickpeasalad #saladicious #saladbaby #chana #tomato #cucumber #onion #lemonjuice #onion #saladtime #afternoonsalad #easytomake #quickrecipes #saladrecipe #cookinglove #lovesalad #lovemysalad #foodie #foodieinmumbai #foodiesofinstagram #foodphotography #healthyfood #foodofmumbai #saladforallseason

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  • A boiled cup of black chickpea
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp – Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp – Cumin powder
  • ½ tsp – Cumin seeds or jeera
  • Chopped cucumbers
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped onions
  • Chopped bell pepper
  • Chopped green chillis


*Boil a cup of black chickpeas and keep aside. In a pan, pour some olive oil and ½ teaspoon of cumin seeds and let it splatter.

*To this, add chopped green chillis and onions. Fry for a minute and then add the boiled chickpeas. Add salt (according to taste) and cumin powder.

*Mix well and add the bell peppers and tomato. Give it a good stir and let it cook on low heat for about 8-10 minutes.

*Now lower the heat and drizzle some lemon juice or sprinkle some chaat masala and enjoy.

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