How to make Protein Salad -

Powerhouse of proteins, this salad is as tasty as it is healthy and wholesome too

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Kala chana, Whole green gram

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Salads


Protein Salad

Protein Salad Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Protein Salad Recipe

  • Kala chana 1 cup

  • Whole green gram 3/4 cup

  • Cottage cheese cut into small cubes 200 grams

  • Onion medium, finely chopped 1

  • Tomato medium, finely chopped 1

  • Fresh coriander leaves 2 tablespo for garnishing

  • Peanuts roasted and peeled 1/4 cup + for garnish

  • Raw mango chopped 1 tablespo for garnish

  • Black salt to taste

  • Roasted cumin powder 2 teaspoons

  • Green chillies chopped 2-3

  • Black pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Chaat masala 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon halved 1


Step 1

Soak kala chana overnight and drain. Tie it up in a damp muslin cloth, and keep itfor 24 hoursso that they can sprout. Sprinkle a little water from time to time so that the muslin cloth does not dry up. Similarly sprout green gram.

Step 2

Take a large bowl, add sprouted kala chana, sprouted green gram, cottage cheese cubes, onion, tomato, coriander leaves, roasted peanuts, raw mango, black salt, roasted cumin powder, green chillies, black pepper powder and chaat masala. Squeeze the juice of lemon into the bowl and mix till well combined.

Step 3

Transfer the salad into serving bowls, garnish with coriander leaves, raw mango and roasted peanuts and serve immediately.

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