It was one of those days when I wanted to have a light dinner and decided to make a salad. I looked in my fridge and searched for ingredients for the salad. I had some boiled Black Chick Peas/Bengal Gram (Karutha Kadala) and Cucumber in the fridge. I saw an Asian Pear/Apple Pear lying in the fruit basket. I combined all these to make a yummy and filling salad. Chick Pea is a great ingredient for making Salads. It is high in protein and is very filling. You can boil it ahead and refrigerate it for later use. Asian Pear is sweet and has a nice crunchiness unlike the other varieties of Pear.
For those of you who are worried about Chick Peas causing Gastric problems, try soaking Chick Peas for 12-15 hours and wash away the foam. After boiling Chickpeas, again rinse it to remove any foam. Alternatively, try sprouting Chick Peas to remove gas.
- Boiled Bengal Gram/Black Chick Peas/Garbanzo Beans – 1/2 cup
- Asian Pear (peeled and diced) – 1 big
- Cucumber(peeled and diced) – 1 big
- Pepper – to taste
- Salt – to taste
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.