Protein-packed chickpea salad: For those who feel constantly hungry

Chickpea salad is a great option for those who are always hungry. Photo: Shutterstock/Svetlana Monyakova

Salads are not generally a go-to dish for many. But, if prepared well, they can strike the balance of being both tasty and healthy. Chickpeas, packed with protein, are an ideal choice for those who constantly feel hungry. Prepare this chickpea salad and you are sorted for many hours, for sure.

1 cup cooked chickpeas
½ cup small onion (thinly sliced)
½ cup grated coconut
½ teaspoon pepper powder
Salt (as required)
Lemon juice (as required)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 sprig of curry leaves
2-3 thandu mulaku (chilly)

Combine chickpeas, onion, and grated coconut in a vessel and add salt, lemon juice, and pepper
Heat oil in a pan and season the salad with mustard, curry leaves, and thandu mulaku
The special salad is ready
Note: While the crunch from the onions makes it an instant favorite, the spiced, lemon dressing adds a tang and a ton of flavour. The recipe is also gluten-free

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