The nutritious black eyed peas is paired with vibrant vegetables to create an Indian style chaat. Flavored with chaat masala and dry mango powder, it’s one of the most delicious ways to eat healthy.
Legumes are, obviously, one of the most nutritious and versatile ingredients in the culinary world. Salads, curries, finger foods – there are plenty of ways to include them in your diet. How about incorporating them into a very popular Indian street food? – chaat.
I think it’s the most delicious way to enjoy this nutritious black eyed pea or lobia. It’s super easy-to-make, healthy and most importantly, it’s the perfect snack with less than 200 calories in one serving. Such a perfect way to load up on nutrients without any guilt. Amazing, right?
Apart from black eyed peas, I also used a wide variety of vegetables not only for adding up on the level of nutrition but to make this lobia chaat vibrant. I opted for cucumber, tomatoes and red onions which are the most commonly used chaat veggies. With the black eyed peas, you’ll need to soak them for about 4 hours prior to cooking them until tender.
The extra flavors for this salad come from chaat masala and amchur powder. While chaat masala is a quintessential spice mix of Indian chaats, amchur powder or dry mango powder adds another level of deliciousness.
What do you think about this super nutritious lobia chaat? Let me know in the comments below.
- 1 cup dried black eyed pea (beans) or lobia or 3 cups canned black eyed peas
- 1 cup chopped cucumber
- 1 cup chopped red onions
- 1 cup chopped tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons green chilies
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup coriander (cilantro) leaves
- 2-3 teaspoon chaat masala
- 1/2 teaspoon amchur (dry mango) powder
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Rinse and soak black eyed peas (beans) in 3 cups water. Drain.
- Place peas in a saucepan. Add a little water to cook peas. Cook for 5-6 minutes or until tender. Set aside.
- Transfer to a large bowl. Add cucumber, tomatoes, red onions, green chilies and coriander (cilantro) leaves.
- Add lemon juice.
- Sprinkle with chaat masala and amchur (dry mango) powder.
Amount Per Serving Calories 184Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 609mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 8gSugar 5gProtein 10g