Thursday, February 17, 2011

Avocado Chickpea Salad


I mostly prefer healthy and easy cooking for my dinners. When I say easy cooking its both with respect to time and ingredients. This was our dinner yesterday which took me just 15 mins to prepare and cook.
Ingredients
1 medium ripe avacado
1/4 cup onion finely chopped
2 cups chickpea soaked over night[Or Use Canned chickpea] 
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 Green chili chopped finely [ Optional, I love lil spice in my food]
3 tablespoon cilantro
2 Garlic cloves minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 teaspoon oil
Salt to taste
Method
Pressure cook chickpea for 9-14 mins under high pressure with little salt added [ This is optional, you can directly add the soaked or canned chickpea, I like it to be cooked and it tastes better].
Begin by slicing avacodo in half, scooping out the inside and dice into cubes and add to a bowl with chopped onions.
In a skillet add teaspoon oil, to it add green chili and garlic cloves and cook for 3-4 mins or till chili turs their color. Add this to the bowl along with pressure cooked chickpea and other ingredients mentioned above. Toss and serve!!!

6 comments:

  1. Wow salad looks yummy and nice combo.

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  2. What is avacado? What is chickpea?

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  3. @Thx all
    @Mvrao: Dad...Not sure the Indian name to avocado http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avocado
    ...ChickPea is kabuli chana

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