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Warm Chana Salad: A yum desi twist to boring diabetic salads

Warm Chana Salad: A yum desi twist to boring diabetic salads

Don’t you wish for a salad which would give you a break from those same old leafy ones? Well, your Cooking Companion has just the right salad recipe…comforting, healthy and with a touch of desi! This flavour-packed salad is a great accompaniment to your meals. It’s also filling enough to be had as a main dish every day.

With great protein and fibre content, this recipe gets a big thumbs up in every diabetic’s regime. So, toss up this wholesome salad with Fortune VIVO Buddy’s step-by-step recipe guide.

 

Ingredients
  • Boiled chana (black small) (30 gm)
  • Potato, boiled (1)
  • Tomato (1/2)
  • Onion (1/2)
  • Red bell pepper (1/2 )
  • Capsicum (1/2)
  • Red chilli (¼ tsp )
  • Green chilli (1)
  • Jeera powder (½ tsp)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Lemon juice (1/2)
  • Coriander (for garnishing)
  • Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil (2 tsp)

Method

Warm Chana Salad: A yum desi twist to boring diabetic salads
Step 1

Got all your ingredients together? Well, then let’s begin…

Warm Chana Salad: A yum desi twist to boring diabetic salads
Step 2

First up, you need to soak the chana overnight and drain it the next morning. Once drained, steam or pressure cook the soaked chana till soft.

Warm Chana Salad: A yum desi twist to boring diabetic salads
Step 3

Now let’s get chopping! Cut the onion, potato, tomato, capsicum, red bell pepper and chilli; set them aside.

Warm Chana Salad: A yum desi twist to boring diabetic salads
Step 4

Heat Fortune VIVO Diabetes-Care Oil in a pan.

Warm Chana Salad: A yum desi twist to boring diabetic salads
Step 5

Throw in the green chilli and onions and sauté for a minute. Then add the other veggies and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Warm Chana Salad: A yum desi twist to boring diabetic salads
Step 6

Time to add the steamed chana, salt, red chilli, jeera powder and mix well.

Warm Chana Salad: A yum desi twist to boring diabetic salads
Step 7

All done? Sprinkle some lemon juice, top it with some coriander and your appetizer is ready to be served.

VIVO Buddy Tip: For all veggie and fruit fans out there, you can add pomegranate, corn, and other pulses to the salad as well.
Inputs and validation by Neha Chandna, Dietician, Nutrition Educator, Exercise Counselor with an M.Sc. in Dietetics & Food Service Management from SVT. She has lent her expertise to several top brands and corporates on health, food and fitness programmes.