spicy chickpea salad!

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sometimes my husband goes crazy when i make japanese style bentos as im still practicing. But when i do make our cultural foods ( we're both Persian) i make chickpea chaat. I get the chickpea masala seasoning from indian stores which looks like this: http://www.spicesofindia.co.uk/acatalog/Shan-Chaat-Masala-Big.gif

1 Large can of chickpeas (29 oz) or two small cans
1 onion finely chopped
2 to 3 tablespoons of Chaat masala (more or less of your choice as its spicy)
1 tomato chopped into cubes
1 teaspoon of dried mint (optional)
2 medium sized potatoes
Juice of 1 lemon

Peel the potatoes and cut into quarters. Put potatoes into a pot and cover with 1 inch of water above the potatoes. Add salt (1 quart of water = 1 teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for about 15 to 20 mins until potatoes are tender.

Meanwhile, drain the chickpeas and put into a large bowl. Add all the ingredients. Once the potatoes are done, cool and cut into cubes, and add to the chickpea mixture. Done!

Now i do this the night before and refrigerate it. I then put it in my bento box the following morning.

Sorry... i wanted to pitch in :)


syema ailia

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Bento-ing from: Madrid › Spain
Joined: 13 Feb 2009
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Re: spicy chickpea salad!

Yum, I'll definetely try... If I manage to find chaat masala in Madrid o_o


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Bento-ing from: › Vermont › USA
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Re: spicy chickpea salad!

Avenna --this sounds so GOOD! I've loved the few dishes I've had from various Persian friends over the years, and I'd love to learn more. Have you ever come across a really brilliant Persian/Iranian cookbook? I also wonder --how similar is Persian food to Afghani food?

I hope you share more recipes :-)



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