Irresistible Chickpea Chaat Salad Recipe
Get ready for a party in your mouth with our Chickpea Chaat Salad! This vibrant salad combines the creamy satisfaction of chickpeas with the explosive flavors and textures of juicy tomatoes, crunchy onions, zesty lemon juice, and spicy chilies. Topped with delightful garnishes like pomegranate seeds and a spiced yogurt sauce, every bite will have you dancing with delight!
SERVINGS: 4 | PREP TIME: 10 min | COOK TIME: 15 min
- 2 cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 small cucumber
- 3 medium tomatoes
- 3 tsp Chaat Party Spice Mix
- 1 small red onion, diced
- 3/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- 2 lemons, juiced
- Salt, to taste
- Pomegranate seeds, for serving
- 2 tbsp tamarind chutney (optional)
- Serrano pepper, sliced (optional, for extra spice)
- Sev, for serving (optional)
- Spiced yogurt sauce, for serving (optional)
- 1.5 cups plain yogurt
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp smoked paprika
- 1 small serrano pepper, de-seeded and finely chopped
- ½ medium red onion, diced
- ¼ cup cilantro or mint, finely chopped
- 1 small cucumber, finely chopped
- Drain and rinse the chickpeas, then set them aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, and the drained chickpeas.
- Season the mixture with Tamarind chutney, Chaat Party Spice , lemon juice, and salt to taste. Mix well, ensuring all ingredients are evenly coated.
- In a separate bowl, mix together all the spiced yogurt sauce ingredients. Adjust the seasonings as needed.
- Serve the salad in four bowls and top with diced serrano chilies, pomegranate seeds, and a drizzle of spiced yogurt sauce.
- Optional: Sprinkle some sev on top for an added crunch and burst of flavor.