Zero Oil Malvani Chole | How to make Zero Oil Malvani Chole

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By Pavithira Vijay
Created on 20th Jan 2016
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  • 11 reviews
    Rate It!
  • By Pavithira Vijay
    Created on 20th Jan 2016

About Zero Oil Malvani Chole

Chickpeas cooked in Malvani Style coconut based gravy with absolutely no oil.

  • Prep Time15mins
  • Cook Time25mins
  • Serves3People

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  • How to make Coconut Milk

Zero Oil Malvani Chole

Ingredients to make Zero Oil Malvani Chole

  • 250 gms Chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Milk
  • Salt as needed
  • Tamarind (amla size) (or 4 - 5 kokum petals
  • 1 Onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh Grated Coconut
  • 6 - 7 Dry Red Chillis
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri Red chilli Powder (for color)
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper corn
  • 1 inch piece Ginger
  • 4 - 5 Garlic Cloves

How to make Zero Oil Malvani Chole

  1. Soak the chickpeas overnight, and then pressure cook them for 2 - 3 whistles until they are soft.
  2. Grind together the last 9 ingredients in the list to a smooth paste adding little water.
  3. Cook this paste for 10 minutes, with stirring in between, until raw smell fades.
  4. Add the coconut milk and the tamarind extract and mix well.
  5. When the gravy comes to a boil, add the boiled chickpeas, adjust salt and water, close and cook for 10 minutes on low - med flame.
  6. Turn off stove.
My Tip: I have used both coconut and coconut milk. As fresh coconut gives a nice taste and the coconut milk makes the gravy creamier. Feel free to add some boiled potatoes to the gravy along with the chickpeas.

Reviews for Zero Oil Malvani Chole (11)

Aparna Kalyan9 months ago

Anupama Agarwal9 months ago
nice n easy one. will surely try

jyoti varangaonkar9 months ago

Vaishnavi Narayanan10 months ago
She has mentioned it as amla size.. Not amla

Sukhmani Bedi10 months ago

Chandrika Karnam10 months ago
tamarind is imli not amla

Nihar Sulthana10 months ago
tasty I will try

Arti Arti10 months ago
what to do with leftover grinded coconut? after making coconut milk..

Manjushree Sooraj10 months ago
good one :)

Veena Kaliaa year ago
i will make it this is very nice

Deviyani Srivastavaa year ago
I am going to make this very very soon! Zero oil is like music to my ears, thank you for sharing...