Black chick peas are a good source of protein and Iron and of course complex carbohydrates. They are nutritionally superior than the light colored garbanzo beans. As a quick snack I prepare sundal a traditional South Indian seasoned and stir fried snack with grated coconut. When I was half way making this dish, my elder one said asked me if, I can make something else instead of sundal. After a little thinking I changed the supposed to be Sundal in to a much healthier snack by adding veggies and coconut and spiced it up with the sweet and spicy chutney.
If you are looking for a low carb snack you should definitely try this, the veggies like cucumber, tomato, onion are safe for people who count carbs in their diet. Coconut is good source of protein and apart from a good taste it gives a sense of fullness. So try this and let me know, how you liked it.
Preparation Time – 10 to 15 Minutes
Cooking Time – 10 – 15 Minutes (If you have pre cooked chick peas – nil)
Serves – 2
Cooked black chick peas – 1 Cup
Cucumber and Tomato – 1 1/2 Cups(Chopped)
Chopped or grated coconut pieces – 1/2 Cup
Onion – 1/2 medium sized onion finely chopped
Salt – 1/2 tsp or to taste
lime juice – 1 Tsp or taste
chat masala – 1/2 Tsp
chopped cilantro – handful
Green chutney – 1 Tsp
Roasted cumin powder – 1/2 Tsp(optional)
Sweet chutney – 1/2 Tsp(omit this if you are looking for a low carb version)
Sev – 1 Tbsp(this is once again optional)
1) Combine the cooked chick peas, cucumber, tomato, onion, coconut, chopped cilantro, salt, lime juice, roasted cumin powder, green chutney and toss well.
2) Top it with sweet chutney and sev and serve, this is very much optional and you can even drizzle some yogurt on top and serve it.