Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Welcome to my cookbook Cookerypoint - Ila's Kitchen. I was thinking that am posting the continental salads only. So planned to prepare the salad with Indian Spices. Is it sounds good?? I tried Chickpeas salad and it was so nice and a big hit in my home. It is yummy and healthy salad . The spice level can be adjusted to your desire.The own combination of veggies and spice powder can be used. Give a try with your imagination and sure its gonna be hit :) Lets move on to our salad .....


Chickpeas - 50g (Boiled)
Onion- 1 (Small chopped finely)
Cherry tomato -  6 no
Coriander leaves - 2 tbspn
Lemon juice - 2- 5 drops
Cumin powder- 1/2 tspn
Chilli powder - 1/2 tspn
Cucumber - 1/4 cup ( chopped)

For dressing:

Extra Virgin Olive oil - 2 tbspn
Lemon - 1/4 (Squeeze juice)
Olives- 10 no (cut in to pieces)
Salt as required
Pepper as required (optional)


Prepare dressing by gently whisking oliveoil and lemonjuice.
Add olives,salt and pepper to it and dressing is ready.
Soak chickpeas overnight and boil it or canned one also be used.
Heat Olive oil in a pan, add onion and tomatoes fry gently.
Add salt,cumin powder and chilli powder and fry for 2 minutes
Now add boiled chickpeas,coriander and drops of lemonjuice.
Cook for 3 minutes and remove from heat and let it be cool.
Now add cucumber pieces to the chickpeas and pour dressing to it.
Gently mix the salad and garnish with fresh redchilli.
Serve the Chickpeas salad with salad leaves.

Serving Suggestion:

The spicy and yummy Chickpeas salad can be served for evening snacks .

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Swarnavalli Suresh said...

Love your healthy chickpea salad...

savitha ramesh said...

very healthy salad.cute looking.

PriyaVaasu said...

Healthy Salad!!!!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Healthy recipe....looks yumm...


harini-jaya said...

good one!

Divya Vikram said...

When I started this salad marathon, I had a chickpea one in mind too. Looks delcious.

aipi said...

I love chickpea salads n this sounds yum yum!!

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Jay said...

hmmm...sounds healthy n divine Ila..
Tasty appetite

Priya said...

Nutritious salad, i can have it anytime..

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Looks so healthy and delicious.

divya said...

healthy and delicious salad...

divya said...

hi,i using raw rice u can make use idli rice also for dosa.

Pavani said...

I love chickpeas cooked any which way. Your salad looks delicious.

Smita said...

Yummy and so nutritious... love it !!

Divya.M said...

healthy r nice...

ila said...

Thanks all :) Thanks divya 4 reply :)

Usha said...

Sounds delicious! I make chickpea Salad but do not fry it.

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