Chickpea-Banana Salad

For Day 3, Week 1, BM #34, I had a brain storming session with my friends and was given a suggestion to make chaat with banana. Though they gave me the rough idea of what goes into it, I googled and found some interesting ingredients.

Traditionally, Chaat in the Indian sense, has a protein and carbohydrate component. In this, there are chickpeas and fruits and the spices marry very well with them to give a fantastic kick to the taste buds! 

I was also thinking that a sprinkling of green chutney, tamarind-date chutney, beaten yogurt and sev would take it a notch higher. The older one wasn't ready to give up this taste for anything!

My older one virtually fell in love. Though it was a little spicy for her, she loved the spicy flavor and then the bite of banana and pom in every other bite. She gave up saying that I finally made her eat 'banana', her nemesis, so to say. :)

I was a little skeptical about the dad liking it but he had no problems finishing his bowl. :)

Recipe Source - Here
Ingredients - 

Cooking Oil 1 Tbsp
Ginger, grated 1/2 tsp
Garlic grated 1/2 tsp
Green Chillies, finely chopped 1 tsp
Coriander Powder 1 tsp
Chaat Masala 1 tsp
Tamarind paste (Thick) 2 tsp
Water 1/4 cup
Chickpeas/Garbanzo Beans, soaked, drained and boiled 1 cup
Salt as needed
Banana, finely chopped 1 cup (1 medium size banana)
Pomegranate seeds handful
Spring Onions, finely chopped 1 Tbsp
Cucumber, finely chopped 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves, finely chopped or garnish (I skipped it)


Chickpea-Banana Salad

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated pan, add oil and saute the ginger, garlic and green chillies for about 30 min. 

Add in the Coriander powder and chaat masala.

Add the tamarind paste and pour in the water and mix well. Sprinkle salt and the boiled chickpeas as well.

Mix well and let the mixture become dry. Remove from fire and set aside to cool.

Upon cooling toss in the chopped spring onions, cucumber, banana and pomegranate seeds.

Sprinkle some chaat masala and garnish with coriander leaevs for a filling salad!

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 34.

Preparation Time 20 min
Serves 2
Posted by Harini R on Tuesday, November 5, 2013

11 comments

  1. Very colorful combination of chikpeas and bananas. Must have tasted wonderfully well.
    Deepa

     
  2. Healthy salad.....looks good
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    http://indianveggiesbhojan.blogspot.in/

     
  3. Priya Suresh Says:
  4. Very interesting and unique salad, never thought we could make this chickpeas and banana combo in salad..Good job.

     
  5. Srivalli Says:
  6. Never paired it with a salad like this..sounds so good...

     
  7. Padmajha PJ Says:
  8. Sounds so new yet very yum!

     
  9. Pavani N Says:
  10. That sounds like a yummy salad. Will have to try this combination. Love the last click.

     
  11. Attractive salad!! sure will fill the tummy tooo!!

     
  12. Sapana Behl Says:
  13. Lovely combo ....looks delicious too!!

     
  14. Very interesting combo. Looks very colourful...

     
  15. That is a interesting salad!

     
  16. so interesting to use banana in this salad

     
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