Cottage Cheese and Chickpeas with Chili Powder

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
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Cottage Cheese and Chickpeas with Chili Powder

We've paired cottage cheese with creamy chickpeas and flavors of chaat masala and smoky chili powder.

Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword cottage cheese with chili powder
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 199 kcal
Author Kirsten Morningstar

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Place cottage cheese into two medium serving bowls.

  2. Sprinkle evenly with chili powder and chaat masala powder; mix well.

  3. Top evenly with chickpeas and chives. Mix and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Cottage Cheese and Chickpeas with Chili Powder
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 671mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Sugars 6g
Protein 23g 46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Photo by Kirsten Morningstar

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