Kurdish Chickpea, Cilantro, & Cumin Salad

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      25 min

Appears in
Silk Road Cooking: A Vegetarian Journey

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2000

  • About

Legend has it that vegetarian Persia was first introduced to meat when the devil, disguised as a cook tricked the king into eating meat. It resulted in two snakes growing on the king’s shoulders that had to be fed the brains of two young men each day. The two sisters in charge of the king’s kitchen saved Persia’s youth by substituting sheep’s brains and helping the young men escape into the mountains. These men are said to be the ancestors of the Kurds. This salad is very popular in India,