Cottage cheese is making a comeback! This high-protein powerhouse is low in calories and makes a filling snack any time of day. Here, it is anything but basic, paired with creamy chickpeas and the flavors of chaat masala and smoky chili powder. If you can’t find chaat masala, use curry powder.
Cottage Cheese and Chickpeas with Chili Powder
We've paired cottage cheese with creamy chickpeas and flavors of chaat masala and smoky chili powder.
- 1½ cups reduced-fat (2%) cottage cheese
- 1 pinch ground chili powder
- 1 pinch chaat masala powder
- ½ cup chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained, rinsed
- 2-3 fresh chives finely chopped
Place cottage cheese into two medium serving bowls.
Sprinkle evenly with chili powder and chaat masala powder; mix well.
Top evenly with chickpeas and chives. Mix and enjoy!
Chaat masala powder is an Indian spice blend with dry mango powder, cumin powder, and several other ingredients—available at any Indian grocery store. If you can't find chaat masala, substitute for curry powder.
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
Photo by Kirsten Morningstar