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.
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
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!!!


  1. Wow salad looks yummy and nice combo.

  2. What is avacado? What is chickpea?

  3. @Thx all
    @Mvrao: Dad...Not sure the Indian name to avocado
    ...ChickPea is kabuli chana