Vella Kadala Upperi

Vella Kadala Upperi

Spiced chickpeas salad


  • 400 grams chickpeas, soaked overnight
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oil
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cup onion, quartered and finely sliced
  • 2 teaspoons dry red chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kashmiri chili powder
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • Salt, to taste
  • Few sprigs cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons onion, chopped


  1. Heat oil, splutter mustard seeds. Stir in the chili flakes, curry leaves, and chili powder.
  2. Add onions and sauté for 4-5 minutes until soft.
  3. Add chickpeas, mix well, and simmer for 3 minutes.
  4. Garnish with chopped onions, cilantro and squeeze of lime.
  5. Serve Vella Kadala Upperi hot with rice.

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