Vegan Chick Pea Salad - Sri Lankan Style

Nutritious, delicious and tastes and looks perfect in your coconut shell bowl with your coconut shell spoon.


  • 1 cup dried chick peas
  • 1 red onion, sliced finely
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil mixed with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • coconut flakes for garnish
  • coriander leaves for garnish
  • Sri Lankan curry leaves (available in the fresh herb section of your local supermarket)
  • salt to taste


Cover the chick peas with two cups cold water and let them soak overnight or for 8 hours. Salt the water if desired. 

Drain softened chick peas and add to a pan with 3 cups of fresh water. Cook on medium heat until the chick peas are soft but firm (not mushy). Drain in colander.

In the meantime heat coconut oil/vegetable oil mixture in a pan till very hot, and add mustard seeds. Let it fry for 1 minute. Lower heat to medium and add onion and curry leaves to pan. Cook until onion is soft, then add drained chick peas. Stir for 2 minutes until all ingredients are combined.

Put salad in your coconut bowl, sprinkle with coconut flakes and garnish with coriander leaves. 

Dig in with your coconut shell spoon and enjoy!

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