Kabuli Chana & Moongphali Salad

Kabuli Chana & Moongphali Salad is a delicious and nutritious salad originating from Indian cuisine.

Kabuli Chana & Moongphali Salad combines two main ingredients: Kabuli chana, which are white chickpeas, and moongphali, which refers to roasted peanuts. This salad is known for its refreshing flavors and crunchy texture. Kabuli Chana & Moongphali Salad is usually served as a healthy appetizer or a light meal on its own. It can also be served as a side dish alongside main courses. The salad is often garnished with fresh coriander leaves and a sprinkle of roasted peanuts for an added crunch.

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes
  • Serving size: 4


  • 1 cup Kabuli chana (white chickpeas), soaked overnight
  • 1/2 cup roasted moongphali (peanuts)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bell pepper (any color), finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black salt
  • Juice of 1 lemon


  1. Rinse the soaked Kabuli chana and transfer them to a pressure cooker. Add enough water and a pinch of salt. Cook for approximately 20-25 minutes until the chickpeas are tender. Drain and let them cool.

  2. Heat a pan over medium heat and roast the moongphali (peanuts) until golden brown and aromatic. Remove from heat and let them cool. Once cooled, coarsely crush the peanuts using a mortar and pestle or pulse them briefly in a food processor.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the cooked Kabuli chana, roasted moongphali, chopped onion, tomato, cucumber, and bell pepper.

  4. Sprinkle chaat masala, roasted cumin powder, black salt, and lemon juice over the salad. Toss gently to mix all the ingredients and coat them evenly with the seasonings.

  5. Garnish the salad with fresh coriander leaves and a sprinkle of crushed peanuts.

  6. Serve the Kabuli Chana & Moongphali Salad immediately as a refreshing appetizer or a light meal. Enjoy the vibrant flavors and crunchy texture!

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: 196
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Vitamin C: 23% of the Daily Value
  • Iron: 15% of the Daily Value

Kabuli Chana & Moongphali Salad is a delectable combination of tender chickpeas, roasted peanuts, and fresh vegetables. The flavorsome blend of chaat masala, roasted cumin powder, and lemon juice adds a tangy and zesty twist to the salad. With a balanced nutritional profile, this salad offers a good source of protein, dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. The crunchiness of the peanuts and vegetables adds a delightful texture to each bite. Enjoy this vibrant and healthy salad as a refreshing appetizer or a light meal for a satisfying culinary experience.