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      Bengal Gram Salad

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      Time20 Min
      DifficultyEasy
      Serves1

      Locally known as ‘chana chaat’, this Bengal gram salad recipe is a nutritious and delicious salad prepared with black chickpea also known as Desi chana. Bengal gram salad is a popular street food that can be had as a snack, salad accompaniment or as a whole meal! Check out our detailed Bengal gram salad video recipe to know how to make this salad at home! The black cooked chickpeas are tossed in a ... n ethnic blend of delicate Indian spices, fresh veggies and herbs to create a simple yet irresistible flavour and taste! With very few ingredients, the Bengal gram salad recipe is one of the simplest and quickest recipes that can be made within 20 minutes! It’s just perfect for breakfast, lunch or simply any time of the day! The best part about the recipe is that it’s vegan and completely gluten-free! You can also add some citrus fruits and veggies to this recipe to make it healthier and more delicious. You can add oranges, capsicum, boiled potatoes, onions, apple, etc to this recipe to make it more flavourful and nourishing. Kids would simply love this recipe since it tastes more like a chaat, for that we would also recommend using a pinch of chaat masala to the recipe. Take the salad to the next level by adding a dash of sweet and tangy tamarind chutney while serving it! Whenever your mind craves for chaats next time, just prepare this restaurant-style Bengal gram salad and enjoy!

      Nutrition Info. (per serving)

      ProteinFatCarbsFibre33 Cal33 Cal33 Cal33 Cal
      • 2gProtein
      • 1gFat
      • 5gCarbs
      • 3gFibre

      Ingredients

      Fruits & Vegetables

      Tomato

      Tomato

      0.25 cups

      English Cucumber

      English Cucumber

      0.25 unit

      Dry Grocery

      Salt

      Salt

      0.5 teaspoons

      Red Chilli Powder

      Red Chilli Powder

      1 pinch

      Other

      Raw Whole Black Gram

      Raw Whole Black Gram

      1.5 tablespoons

      Lemon Juice

      Lemon Juice

      0.5 teaspoons

      Coriander Leaves

      Coriander Leaves

      4 leafs

      Directions
      1
      Soak Chana Overnight.
      2
      Boil soaked Chana in salted water.
      3
      In a bowl, add boiled Chana, chopped Tomatoes, chopped Cucumber, Chilli Powder, Salt, chopped Coriander Leaves and Lemon Juice. Mix well.
      4
      Serve in a bowl and garnish with chopped Coriander.
      Health Benefits of Bengal Gram Salad
      This low-calorie Bengal gram salad recipe is a perfect savoury for calorie conscious people who love to eat something spicy and chatpata once in a while! The black Bengal gram or kala chana is the main ingredient of this recipe, it is an incredible source of iron, folate, niacin, thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin B6, C and essential minerals like manganese, phosphorous, iron, and copper. The essential nutrients in the Bengal gram is highly beneficial in supporting the immune system, promoting muscle mass, regulating diabetes, promoting hair, skin and nail health! The fresh veggies – tomatoes and cucumber included in the recipe are a rich source of antioxidants, potassium, folate, vitamin C, K, that are linked with major health benefits like aiding in weight loss, digestion, lowering blood sugar levels, etc. With a variety of goodies added into this recipe, the salad is a powerhouse of nutrients that are rich in protein, fibre, vitamins, and also have a low glycemic index that helps keep the blood sugar levels in check! With so many health benefits, this Bengal Gram salad must definitely be included in your regular diet!

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