Black chick peas salad (kala chana masala chat)

Main Dish
4 servings
25 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
2 cups Black Chick peas

Water to soak the Chick peas

4 cups of water to cook the chick peas

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 tea bags

2 teaspoon salt

1 white/yellow onion finely chopped

1 red onion finely chopped

3 spring onions chopped

4 Roma tomatoes finely chopped

1-2 table spoon of Cilantro leaves finely chopped

Juice of 4 fresh limes

1 teaspoon salt or to taste

1 teaspoon black salt

1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon Mango powder

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 tablespoon roasted cumin seeds powder


  • Wash the the chick peas with water.
  • Soak the chick peas overnight in water.
  • Next day add salt, baking soda and pressure cook them with teabags.
  • Let the pressure cooker cool.
  • Take out the chick peas, drain all the water, discard the tea bags.
  • Transfer the boiled chick peas in a bowl.
  • Add chopped onions, tomatoes, cilantro, all the spices, lime juice and mix well. You can adjust spices and ingredients depending on your taste.
  • You can also add one chopped fresh Serrano peppers to this to give some extra kick.
  • You can serve this right away, for extra crunch sprinkle Sev on individual serving of this yummy salad.
  • You can make the same salad with canned white Chick peas but the taste of the black chick peas is totally different that that if Garbanzo beans.


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