Shour Nakhod ( Chickpea in mint sauce) ~ Afghanistan Recipes
Salads Our My all time fav , I can skip a meal for a bowl of salad . So for my afghani meal platter I also made this chickpea salad in int0 mint sauce. This is similar to middle eastern potato salad but chick pea is added to this salad. Shour literally means salty but don't worry this salad is not salty but tangy. The mint dressing makes the salad more refreshing , this salad can be enjoyed both chilled or at room temperature. Traditionally the dressing for Shour Nakhod is added only while serving , the dressing is drizzled on the chickpea and the potato is added in the end . This salad goes well with a meal and we enjoyed it a lot. Lets move on to the recipe ..
Cooked Chickpea - 1 cup
Stock from the boiled chickpea- 1/2 cup
Boiled potato - 1 cup ( diced)
Mint leaves - 1 cup ( chopped)
Green chillies / Red chillies - 2 Nos
Salt to taste
White vinegar - 1 tbsp
In a bowl combine , cooked chick pea and the the stock.
In a blender put mint leaves and green chillies,grind it to a paste.