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Beans Chaat (Cold Beans Salad)



Beans Chaat (Cold Beans Salad)
 
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6
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This amazing Chaat or a cold Salad is out of this world and bursting with flavors. Keep it for a few days in the fridge and enjoy the ease and the convenience for a while. It is great for picnics, road-trips, lunches and get-together.
Ingredients
  • Kidney Beans (Rajma): 1 can (approx 1.5 cups)
  • Black Beans – 1 can (approx 1.5 cups)
  • Garbanzo Beans (Channas) – 1 can (approx 1.5 cups)
  • Bell Pepper- ½ cup, chopped
  • Radish – ½ cup, chopped
  • Firm Tomato – 1, de-seeded and chopped
  • Cucumber – ½ cup, de-seeded
  • Carrots – ½ cup, shredded
  • Onions – ½ cup, fine sliced (yellow, red or sweet)
  • Green Chillies – chopped fine, optional
  • Salt – to taste
  • Chaat Masala – ½ tsp or to taste
  • Garam Masala – ½ tsp
  • Red Chili Powder – to taste
  • Roasted Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  • Mint Chutney or Coriander Chutney – to taste
  • Tamarind Chutney – to taste
  • Sev – for garnish
  • Cilantro – for garnish
  • For the Dressing:
  • Thick Yogurt – 1 cup
  • Salt – to taste
  • Chaat Masala – ½ tsp or to taste
  • Roasted Cumin Powder – ½ tsp
  • Red Chili Powder – to taste
Instructions
  1. Drain and wash the beans.
  2. In a big bowl, combine the Beans, the chopped vegetables and the spices. Mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the ingredients of the dressing and mix.
  4. If being served immediately, mix the dressing with the beans and vegetables and serve.
  5. If being stored for later, chill everything in the refrigerator till ready to serve.
  6. Garnish with Sev and chopped Cilantro right before serving.
Notes
1. This salad/chaat stays good in the refrigerator for days, make a big batch and use over days.
2. Use your choice of different beans or just one single bean – it tastes great either way.



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