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Indian chickpea salad served in a white bowl with cilantro, green chilies, and a lime wedge in the background

Indian chickpea salad

Indian chickpea salad- a protein rich quick and easy salad loaded with vegetables, flavored with Indian spices and a tangy lime dressing. Also known as chana salad or chickpea masala salad, this simple salad is so filling that it can be enjoyed as a meal too.
Course Salad
Cuisine Indian
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 145kcal


  • mixing bowl


  • 1.5 cups boiled/ canned chickpeas
  • 1 cup boiled potato cubes
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 1 small tomato finely chopped
  • 1 small cucumber finely chopped
  • 1-2 green chili pepper finely chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice adjust to taste
  • 2 teaspoons roasted cumin seeds powder
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder adjust to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste


  • Put all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Toss.
  • Check and adjust the seasoning. Enjoy!


  • If using canned chickpeas, rinse them with water and pat dry with a clean kitchen towel before using them in the salad.
  • If you are using a variety of cucumber with hard skin and seeds like Indian cucumber, peel it and remove the seeds.
  • More detailed recipe tips and tricks are given in the post above. Please follow them to make this recipe.


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 536mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 476IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3mg