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Monday, September 01, 2014

Shour Nakhod ( Chickpea in mint sauce) ~ Afghanistan Recipes

Salad 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 ..

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Shour Nakhod

                                          Recipe Category
    Preparation time
    Cook time
 Over night
10 mins

  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.
  • Mix this paste in to the chickpeas.
  • Add salt, vinegar and Mix well.
  • In the end add potato and serve.

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  1. Are you in Afghanistan many recipes at a stretch :D ....btw,this a salad ?..:O...i see...

  2. What an interesting recipe! Mint and chickpeas sounds like a lovely combo. Nice one.

  3. Never mixed mint with chickpea other than pulao, sounds very interesting...

  4. This must have tasted awesome.Looks so nice MAnjula...

  5. Very flavourful shour nakhod, i can have it just like a salad.

  6. Don't know if my comment got posted. Love chickpeas in salads and mint dressing is inviting.

  7. mint dressing must be so refreshing

  8. This one looks so interesting. I can actually imagine serving this on crackers during starter snacks at a party!


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