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chana salad, black chickpea salad vegen vegetarian high protein fiber rich salad recipe indian

Chana Salad - Black Chickpea Salad

Anjali P
Chana salad / black chickpea salad is a nutritious recipe made with kala chana (desi chana). This is a vegan, gluten-free, protein-packed, fibre-rich, beginner & bachelor-friendly and diabetic-friendly recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Salad, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2


  • 1 cup Boiled Chana / Chickpeas
  • 1 nos Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 nos Tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Powder (Jeera Powder)
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander Leaves, for garnish


  • In a mixing bowl, add the boiled chana/chickpeas.
  • Add finely chopped onions, tomatoes, cumin seed powder, garam masala, red chilli powder, and salt.
  • Add lemon juice and coriander leaves. Mix everything well.
  • Chana Salad / Black Chickpea salad is ready.
  • You can serve it warm or cold. If you prefer a warm salad, reheat the peas before adding all ingredients.


This chana salad / black chickpea salad can be instantly transformed into chana chaat (a popular Indian street food snack) by adding chaat masala along with green spicy chutney and tamarind chutney. You can totally avoid chutneys here and go with only chaat masala along with fine sev (gram flour vermicelli).
You can also add boiled potatoes, pomegranate seeds, raw mango, cucumbers or any other vegetable of your choice in this salad.
You may also use other legumes to make this salad. Instead of using black chickpeas, you can use garbanzo beans or even green mung sprouts.
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