yesterday I told you about my chick pea- bell pepper salad! and promised you a recipe… was going to had my network not tried committing suicide. well, i did save it from dying… and thought of giving it a nice rest for the whole day. so did ya boil around 200 grams of chick peas (kabuli chana) in boiled water overnight? did ya buy those colorful red green n yellow bell peppers? lol… waiting for the recipe and then deciding whether to invest in the ingredients or not?? i m the same crazy thinker la… after the over night boiling, clean the chick peas in fresh running water and steam them in a pressure cooker or rice boiler. they will turn out hot, soft and aromatic! how to check if the chick peas have been boiled/steamed perfectly? take a single pea and insert your fork in it, if it easily makes a dent, they are perfect. if it seems a little hard… pressure cook them again for 2 minutes on high gas. meanwhile chop down all three bell peppers (avoiding the nerves and seeds) and crush some black pepper corns (about 5-6). drain the peas… in a mixing bowl put together the chick peas, the bell pepper, squeezeeee in a full lemon, the black pepper crushed, a lil salt to taste, vinegar(optional- i didnt use it) and lots of tomato ketchup. use finely chopped fresh red tomato if you are preggers/unwell and dont want to have bottled chemically treated food product. voila !!!
you will love the taste! my guarantee
its full of proteins and vitamin C and fatless composition. it can be easily replaced with a meal when u aren’t feeling like cooking much, a great filler and can be tossed in 5 minutes in case you have all the ingredients handy/frozen in advance. (put the ingredients in a zip lock bag and you shall thank me for a quick recipe when super hungry or unexpected guests) try it out and lemme know if you really liked it. PG and everyone else at my home loved it p.s this is a recipe i learned from one of my cousins… went at her place for a lunch and ended up having more of only this than other items on the course menu. cheers! aavjo
An ex-RJ... my life has taken lots of turns since i started blogging. from being single to a married status and the journey from the radio studio to my kitchen :) moving into another city and sharing life with new family. this is my personal blog abt my life and its happenings.