• 1 15-ounce can of garbanzo or 1 cup boiled garbanzo, rinsed
  • ¼ red onions or 2 sprigs of green onions, chopped
  • 2 juicy Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon whole cumin seeds
  • Few dashes of chat masala, optional (available at any Indian grocery store)
  • Himalayan pink salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ½ – 1 lemon or lime, juiced


  1. In a pan, dry roast cumin seeds for about 5 minutes, flipping a few times. Let them cool for few minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, add all ingredients and mix very well.
  3. Adjust lemon or lime flavor. Chat should be tangy.

Makes: 2 servings | Total Time: 15 minutes

About the Chef

recipe_goigaChef: Shazia Gogia
Community: Carlsbad
Interests: Yoga, cooking
Favorite Local Activity: Walking on North Carlsbad beaches
About the Recipe: This recipe is perfect for the summer season. It is quick to fix, healthy, and so delicious. This is the most-loved street food sold all over North India and served in every Indian sub-continental home for fun, entertainment, and a quick snack. It is sometimes eaten with chai.
About the Chef: I am an Ayurvedic practitioner, Ayurvedic chef with 1,000 hours of training, and the author of Alchemy of Ayurvedic Cookery. I offer Ayurvedic lifestyle and wellness counseling and teach Ayurvedic cooking classes. I also teach yoga all over Carlsbad and live in the Village with my husband.

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