Friday, September 3, 2010

Crunchy Garbanzo Salad


Garbanzo Beans come in two guises- light and dark. The darker type is smaller and slightly crunchier in texture when cooked while its lighter brother is softer and milder, while beautifully keeping its shape intact. 
Known as Sundal, this versatile South Indian salad comes in very many varieties, employing a wide range of pulses, beans and seeds. 
For the making of this one, I used both light and dark cooked  garbanzo ( AKA Kabuli and Kala Chana), grated fresh coconut, peanuts, and a whole riot of seeds: mustard, sesame, flax, cumin and black pepper. Everything is fried in little oil, starting with the seeds, curry leaves, nuts, beans...Sliced and fried jalapenos add a bit of bite to it- the salad can be enjoyed both hot or cold, and if you are like me, you will put it in a tortilla wrap or between two wholewheat flats!



11 comments :

alison said...

eu ador nautul ,mi-ai dat o idee minunata,arata tare apetisant!

Mary said...

What a beautifully colored salad, Adelina. I adore chick peas and love the other ingredients you have paired them with. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Satya said...

beautiful combo ...healthy salad ...yummy

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Nithu Bala said...

Wow! thatz a delicious sundal...

meeso said...

That looks excellent!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Adelina
I was scared after reading the name Garbanzo..was wondering how to get it and from where until I read AKA Kabuli and Kala chana :-)
Hummm will make it soon...will be a different dish for us all together.
Have a nice weekend

girlichef said...

Oh, I've never seen the darker ones...love it! This salad sounds amazing =)

sinfullyspicy said...

Yummy looking salad.I love anything with chickpeas !

Sangi said...

luv this healthy n delicious combo..luks beautiful

Monet said...

As a vegetarian and a new transplant to Austin...I was excited to find your site! Do you still live in Austin? (I saw it on your blogger profile?) This looks so delicious!

aipi said...

Great looking salad..love the peanuts in it!!

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