Green chickpea roast salad

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Green chickpea/ chana grows inside a small pod in small bushy shrubs. The chickpea pod is just like a pea pod but each pod has only one chickpea hence its a laborious process to remove the seed from the pod. In villages where these shrubs are grown, the entire shrub is thrown into a bonfire and then what remains is just ashes and roasted chickpea. In my childhood days, we grew these shrubs in our backyard and when they were ready, we enjoyed a bonfire on a winter evening, threw in some potatoes and had a meal of roasted chickpea and potatoes.

The yummy smell of the barbeque and the slight taste of char cannot exactly be replicated but still thats the only way I like to eat my fresh green chickpea – roasted. So I dry roasted some chickpeas in a pan without oil. I also threw in some corn and chopped tomatoes and coriander. Serve with a dash of lemon juice as a salad or evening snack.

Servings :  1

Prep : 5 min

Ingredients:

Chickpeas – (peeled) ½ cup

Corn – ½ cup

Tomatoes – (chopped) 1/2 cup

Roast the chickpeas and corn for a couple of minutes.

IMG_6305Then add chopped tomatoes. Sauté for some time and garnish with salt, lime juice and coriander.

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About kalpanamudaliar

Hello friends! Cooking is my passion and so are animals and hence this blog on vegan recipes. I live with my two rescued indidogs Bobo and Choco and am absolutely crazy about them maybe a little less than how much they are about me. This blog is about my experiments with varioud foods and providing vegan alternatives for a guilt free living.
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