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
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  • 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


  • 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


  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)

Deviyani Srivastava2 days ago
I am going to make this very very soon! Zero oil is like music to my ears, thank you for sharing...

Veena Kalia2 days ago
i will make it this is very nice

Manjushree Sooraj2 days ago
good one :)

Arti Arti2 days ago
what to do with leftover grinded coconut? after making coconut milk..

Nihar Sulthana2 days ago
tasty I will try

Chandrika Karnam2 days ago
tamarind is imli not amla

Vaishnavi Narayanan2 days ago
She has mentioned it as amla size.. Not amla

Anupama Agarwal2 days ago
nice n easy one. will surely try

Aparna Kalyan7 months ago

jyoti varangaonkar8 months ago

Sukhmani Bedi8 months ago