Today’s recipe is simple and delicious Black Chickpeas and Cucumber Masala. We call this as Taushem Tondak in Goa. Taushem means cucumber and tondak means masala gravy. I have added black Kabuli chana or black chickpeas to this tondak to make it a bit unique. You can add any type of gram to this tondak.
I made this for our lunch box and hubby loved having it with chapatis and I had it with rice. This dish is nutritious as it gives you the nutritional benefits of black chickpeas and cucumber. Since it does not have onion and garlic it can be consumed even on the veg days. Check this link to find Masoor Tondak recipe.
Black chickpeas are low in fat and high in dietary fiber and therefore helps in weight loss too and lowers the blood cholesterol too. Cucumber too is highly nutritious and helps maintain a healthy weight, manage stress, fight inflammation and serve as a super food for the brain. Combine both these cucumber and black chickpeas into this yummy Goan preparation and have a great meal.
Serve this to your guests and surprise them too J It has no onion and nogarlic yet its taste is as yummy as any other masala gravies.