Spicy Chickpea and Potato Salad

Salad Sunday #2



photo0495What You Need

  • 1 cup dried black chickpeas 
  • 1 onion, finely chopped 
  • 1 potato in cubes( boiled)
  • 1 large Tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 or 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Chaat masala 
  • 1 tsp black cumin powder
  • 1/2 cup Tamarind paste
  • 2 or 3 tsp Lemon juice 
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste

How To Go About It

  •  Soak the dry chickpeas overnight or for 8-9 hours. 
  •  Once they are soaked, drain the water. 
  •  In a pressure cooker add the soaked chickpeas with enough water. 
  •  Pressure cook for 6-7 minutes or until the chickpeas are tender. 
  •  Once the pressure cooker cools down, drain the cooked chickpeas 
  •  In a large bowl, add all the ingredients including the chickpeas. 
  •  Mix well. 
  •  Taste and if required add more of the spices or salt. 


Before serving just garnish with some coriander leaves and lemon wedges. 



30 thoughts on “Spicy Chickpea and Potato Salad

      • Whahahah! Oh, you are sooo clever Miss Spicy! I was getting behind and you are right, as usual – but I’ve put it back on so you can go and comment all you like. We’ve had some power outages here where we live and everyone was quite angry about it as the municipality here have workers that are useless and can’t do their jobs properly, but all is good now. 😀 *hugs*


      • That is awesome….ha! now I can comment as much as I like. Once upon a time(about 2 months back), I used to find new posts from my dashboard and visited them. But some of my awesome new bloggy friends are fond of reblogging. When I open the dashboard, I see hundreds of reblogs among which the new posts get eaten up. So just now and then I specifically ‘visit’ bloggers I love to checkout their new posts! 😉


      • As much as you like, yes. LOL!
        I am not very fond of reblogs as I can’t always visit them all and sometimes I see too many things that I like and want to follow them but that makes it less time for my most favourites, of which you are one. I will visit the others in my reader but your posts always shows up in my mailbox so i don’t miss anything.

        Yes, that is why I have my settings on 7 days close as I found that new followers comment on old posts and that’s also time consuming. It’s not easy running a blog (2 in my case), clean house, gardening, take photo’s, do translations for a dutch friend and watch my favourite series all in one day. 😆


      • ohh….you do too much work(basically you run your house girl).well i’m glad my mom takes care of that.And i shove my lazy ass into the kitchen.P.S I’m so lazy that I haven’t even touched my ‘other’ blog after the first visit. It’s lying dormant. Hope you keep going this way always. I need to pray for a hike in my’being active’ rate too! 😉 😀


      • LOL! I have to and I am sure you are glad your mom is doing all of that so you can bake those yummies for us and share the recipes..hehehe.

        Thanks hon and I hope you get your blog going as well. 😀 *hugs*


A dash of pepper will be appreciated! :*

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s