Thursday, 8 March 2012

A simple chickpea salad

Another thrifty indian style salad recipe alongside my carrot salad a great accompaniment to chicken tikka.

Chickpea Salad - serves 2-3 adults depending on accompaniments


1 tin chickpeas (240g drained weight)
3-4 Fresh tomatoes, diced
half a small onion, finely diced
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp coarse salt
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp whole cumin
1/2 tsp whole mustard seeds


I have no idea if they'd eat something like this in India.  To be honest, I've taken Indian ingredients and made something I liked the taste of!

Open the tin of chickpeas and drain.  Add the chopped onion, tomatoes, lime juice, sugar and salt.  Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin and mustard seeds warming until they start to pop.  Pour over the salad and serve alongside a curry or chicken tikka.


  1. This is one dish my son absolutely loves. Im from bangladesh by the way and here we add a bit of tamarind sauce too. Gives it more zing.

    1. Ooh I'm dead impressed he likes it and thanks for the tamarind tip!


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