Hot, sour and salty, chat masala is a popular northern Indian spice blend that forms a delightful combination with cool or tangy foods like fresh cucumbers or tomatoes. Naturally, it is perfect addition to legume based salads like this Indian-style chickpea salad loaded with both tomatoes and cucumbers, with a little corn and fresh hot chilies for good measure. A colorful, healthy and delicious light lunch or dinner on a hot day or cold day.
Good chat masala blends are easily available from any Indian grocer, but if you want to make your own, I have a quick and easy recipe here.
|Chickpea and Tomato Salad with Chat Masala|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on October 4, 2010
Colorful salad of buttery soft chickpeas tossed with tomatoes, cucumbers, chilies, lemon and a sprinkling of hot, sour and salty chat masala — a perfect summertime lunch or light dinner
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Other Indian salads you may enjoy:
Three Bean Salad with Fennel
Indian-Style Tomato Salad
Indian-Style Beet Salad with a Yogurt Dressing
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