Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

A spicy Persian salad that is served warm with a sprinkling of herbs. You can use chickpeas, or a variety of other beans in this dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in pan and add cumin seed, cook just till fragrant.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and cook until onion is tender.
  3. Add the ginger, salt, pepper, cayenne, lime juice, tomato, and chickpeas, and simmer for 5 minutes or until hot.
  4. Serve salad hot, garnished with chopped cilantro.
Most Helpful

Just a note first, Kurdish and Persian are different ethnicities... This is good with the canned chickpeas I used, sea salt, to taste, freshly ground black pepper, to taste, less cayenne pepper per preference here, freshly squeezed lemon juice and a little powdered white loomi as I had no limes on hand, plus the rest of the ingredients. Made for Visiting Iran(Persia) in June 2012!

UmmBinat June 10, 2012

Really good, easy and tasty. We had this with some roasted chicken as a side dish and it was enjoyed by all. I subbed parsley for the coriander and used a wee bit less oil.

Sassy Syrah July 10, 2004

This one will be a regular in my kitchen. I substituted chick peas for three varieties of dried beans. Very quick and easy to prepare.

Tazibarn December 21, 2005