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Friday, December 29, 2017

Chana Chaat (Tangy too Tart Chickpea Salad)


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AnyoneChana Chaat (Tangy in addition to Tart Chickpea Salad)
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Adapted from Indian Cooking Unfolded: H5N1 Master Class inwards Indian Cooking, with 100 Easy Recipes Using 10 Ingredients or LessAnyone
Cuisine: Indian
Published on October 1, 2013

Tart, tangy in addition to spicy chickpeas served with mixed greens in addition to a rich in addition to creamy tamarind dressing

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  • 1 loving cup dried chickpeas (3 cups cooked or 2 fourteen oz cans)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 3/4 teaspoon chat masala (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon body of body of water salt
  • 1/4 loving cup fresh parsley or cilantro, finely chopped
  • 6 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1/2 tablespoon tamarind paste, seeds removed
  • 1 loving cup jump water
  • 2/3 loving cup kokosnoot sugar, jaggery or brownish sugar
  • 2 to iii fresh crimson or dark-green chilies, seeded in addition to chopped
  • 1-inch slice ginger, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon body of body of water salt
  • Rinse the chickpeas in addition to soak for 8 hours or overnight inwards several inches of water. Drain in addition to rinse, in addition to then transfer to a medium saucepan in addition to comprehend with several inches of fresh water. Bring to a boil, cut down the oestrus to medium-low, cover, in addition to simmer until the chickpeas are soft — well-nigh 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Drain in addition to laid aside.

  • To brand the tamarind dressing, whisk together the tamarind glue in addition to H2O inwards a small-scale saucepan. Stir inwards the sugar, chilies, ginger in addition to salt. Bring to a depression boil over medium oestrus in addition to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the dressing begins to thicken. Remove from the oestrus in addition to permit cool for a few minutes. Transfer to a blender or small-scale nutrient processor in addition to pulse until you lot accept a fairly thick dressing. Stir every bit needed to combine the ingredients. Chill inwards the fridge until needed.

  • To complete the dish, oestrus a small-scale skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add together the cumin seeds, stirring every few seconds, until they darken a few shades. Remove from the oestrus in addition to transfer to a spice grinder in addition to grind the seeds into a fine powder.

  • Transfer the cooked chickpeas to a medium bowl in addition to toss with the cumin seeds, cayenne, chat masala if using, tabular array salt in addition to parsley or cilantro until good combined.

  • To serve, toss the salad greens with dressing, transfer bunches onto serving plates, in addition to spoon simply about chickpeas on top.

Makes 4 to v servings

More spicy chickpea dishes from :
Chana Masala
Chickpea Vindaloo
Chickpeas with Paneer Cheese
Chickpeas, Kidney Beans in addition to Lentils with a Spicy Tomato Sauce

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