Sri Lankan Chickpea recipe

This Chickpea Salad or stir-fry  is easy to prepare.Good as an appetizer,also good as breakfast.This Sri Lankan Chickpea salad is bit spicy.But the quantity of chili flakes can be adjusted as per taste.

Ingredients: (for 2 portions)

1 cup Chickpea
1 tbs chilly pieces
2 sticks Curry leaves
half onion choped
1 tbs ginger,garlic paste
1 inch cinnomon stick
1 tspn mustard seeds
1-2 tbs oil to fry
salt to taste
(Pinch of baking soda-optional)


Soak Chickpea in water over night or about 6 hours.
Hint: Add a pinch of baking soda when soaking.This soften chick pea.

When you are ready to prepare the salad,
First boil soaked chick pea.
Drain the water.

Heat 1-2 tbsp oil in a pan.
Add mustard seed when oil is heated.
Then add ginger,garlic paste.
When you get the fragrance,add onion & curry leaf,also cinnomon stick.
Mix well.
Then add chilly pieces & mix.
Now it is time to add boiled chick peas.
Mix well & add salt to taste.

Then remove from heat & Chickpea salad is ready to serve…

Sri Lankan Chickpea recipe
Chick Pea Salad