Green chickpea roast salad


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


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.


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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