Thursday, February 4, 2010

From Mom's Kitchen

Gone are those days
Memories remain, close in many ways
Cooking and Photographing, tired she lays
Thinking about, Mom's salad days!

Got too emotional, I guess..never mind! My favorite evening-munch. Coming back from school, I would right-away indulge in the salad, never bothering to change my uniforms. Its the 'only' healthy food I loved those days:).
Coming to the recipe, I always prefer my mom's way, with no optional ingredients listed. But you can always try adding some onions & tomatoes, and I guess the kids would love it with fresh grated coconut.


Garbanzo Chickpeas - 1 Can Or [1 Cup Soaked Overnight and Cooked]
Coriander Leaves - 1/2 cup
Mint Leaves - 8 to 10 leaves
Green Chili - 1 small
Lemon - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Onion - 1/4 onion Chopped finely (Optional)
Tomato - 1/4 tomato Chopped finely(Optional)
Coconut grated - 1/4 cup (Optional)

If using canned peas, remove the peas from the can, transfer to a vessel and wash in fresh water 2 to 3 times. Set aside.

Grind together coriander, mint and green chili to a coarse paste.

In a non-stick pan, heat oil over low heat, add the paste and fry for 2 minutes. Add the chick peas and salt and fry for few minute until well coated.

Add lemon juice and adjust salt. Sprinkle with onions and tomatoes or coconut (if preferred). Serve hot!

Sending this recipe to Show me your Salad and Carnival of Salads events. Also sending this recipe to My Legume Love Affair (MLLA) Edition 21 event and Family Favorite event.


  1. yumm yummm...lovely Salad! And the first four lines of your post are really beautiful:)

  2. healthy n fav too..

  3. Thats a very simple but really a delicious salad,love the ingredients used in it...thanks for sharing it

  4. Delicious and healthy snack dear...looks so good :)

  5. I do it in the same way but will not grind chillies,mint and coriander .I am sure grinding will give a nice flavor and taste .Next time I will try your method.

  6. Simple, delicious ,nutritious and a filling salad, truly awesome..

  7. Beautiful lines...and perfect and healthy salad..

  8. loved those line...Protein packed nutritious to your mom :-)

  9. Kalai
    Chick pea salad looks really good

  10. Lovely lines..perfect healthy salad...

  11. wow kalai:)... your introduction got me thinking of my mom and school days and.... a lot!:).. hmmm.. Lovely salad!!.. perfect click and looks delicious and healthy!!

  12. Rachana, Sowmya, Sailaja, Sushma, Soma, Gita - Thanks.

    Padhu - Sure it is, if you try let me know.

    Priya, Jagruti - Thanks.

    Namitha - Sure, Thanks.

    Swathi, Joythi- Thanks.

    Devi - Yes, those memories are always a treasure, :) & thanks.

  13. Ah what a gorgeous click, i love the angle at which its taken, fantastic salad!

  14. Good recipe and snapshot too! Yes, aren't these traditional dishes capable of being tweaked and updated, not to say anything about being helathy and nutritious always?!!! :-D

  15. The poem was touching and made me nostalgic... Coming to the salad it looks refreshing and healthy!!! My first visit here, shall come by for more...

  16. well presented and looks super yummy!!!

  17. Thanks Pari, Nisha and Sarah!

    ? - Thanks. Yes, definitely as you say & thtz y they r traditional:)

    Ramya - Thanks and definitely come by:)

  18. This salad look so delicious.Nice click too.

  19. Simple, quick and healthy. Do visit my blog when time permits.

  20. olunga india vandhu ennaku panni koodu ga,vai ooorudhu

  21. I love chickpeas, I love this salad :)