Sundal (Chickpeas)

It is literally just a bunch of small independent steps that add up to one the best veg snacks. Soak chickpeas overnight. Then pressure cook them with a little salt and water. Discard the water. Coarsely grind together a little coconut and green chillies. Heat oil. Add into it some cumin, mustard seeds, hing andContinue reading “Sundal (Chickpeas)”

Kadala (chickpeas) Curry

Chickpeas are a great source of plant protein. They come in different colors and sizes. I used dry green chickpeas for this recipe but you can use anything you want. Chickpeas, dry: 200 grams. Onion, medium sized: finely chopped. Tomatoes, 3: roughly cut up. Ginger, 1 inch. Green chilly, 1. Dry Red Chillies, 2. Saung,Continue reading “Kadala (chickpeas) Curry”

It’s Not Hummus!

Hummus is essentially made of just four ingredients: Chickpeas Tahini Lemon juice Garlic. I don’t have Tahini in my house. Its just a paste made of sesame seeds. So I decided to make it all together. I used: Overnight Soaked Chickpeas. Sesame Seeds. Cumin Seeds. Flax Seeds. Sesame Oil. Olive oil is the default option…butContinue reading “It’s Not Hummus!”

Chickpeas with This & That

Soak 200 to 250 grams of dried chickpeas in water for a night. Wash them well. Put them in a pressure cooker. Add just enough water to barely cover them. Take the cooker to your spice and herb rack. Add this and that. In my case those were: A fistful of garlic cloves. A  teaspoonContinue reading “Chickpeas with This & That”

Vegan Proteins : Green Chickpeas

Green Chickpeas are an excellent source of folate (vitamin B9) as well vitamins A & C. They also contain a good amount of protein, iron, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. You Need: Approx 100 gms of dry chickpea per serving per person. 1 teaspoon each of cumin and coriander seeds. A little turmeric powder. Chopped Mint leaves,Continue reading “Vegan Proteins : Green Chickpeas”

Chickpeas : Vegan Protein

You need: 250 gms of Chickpeas, soaked overnight. 1 medium onion chopped. 2 green chilies. 1 tablespoon ginger paste. 1 tablespoon tomato paste. 1 small tomato Soak the chickpeas overnight. Then wash them well before pressure cooking for one whistle on high and simmering for about 10-12 mins. Drain and keep aside. Do not addContinue reading “Chickpeas : Vegan Protein”

Chickpea and Cauliflower Salad

Super simple lunch box for the crazy Monday morning. Soak chickpeas overnight. Then boil them in salted water for about 20 minutes in a covered dish on low heat. Heat coconut oil and crackle some cumin seeds. Add cauliflower and cook covered on low heat for 10 minutes till its tender. Combine everything and lunchContinue reading “Chickpea and Cauliflower Salad”

Caramelized Cabbage and Chickpea Salad

I love to play with texture and flavor. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not. This is one, which worked beautifully and its super healthy as well. Two part recipe. Combine just before serving. Part 1: Caramelized Cabbage: Use a slicer to cut the cabbage really thin. Spread out butter and olive oil in aContinue reading “Caramelized Cabbage and Chickpea Salad”