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

By Pavithira Vijay  |  20th Jan 2016  |  
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About Zero Oil Malvani Chole Recipe

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

Zero Oil Malvani Chole is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Zero Oil Malvani Chole is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Zero Oil Malvani Chole by Pavithira Vijay will help you to prepare the perfect Zero Oil Malvani Chole in your kitchen at home. Zero Oil Malvani Chole needs 15 minutes for the preparation and 25 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Zero Oil Malvani Chole. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Zero Oil Malvani Chole. In case you have any questions on how to make the Zero Oil Malvani Chole you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Pavithira Vijay. Zero Oil Malvani Chole will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

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 (14)

Kusum Singh3 months ago

Seems nice lwill try

Yogita Khambe3 months ago


Asha Srivastava4 months ago

Hello friends.. coconut is high in make kabuli chana without coconut....mix all masala and boil chana ...

Aparna Kalyana year ago


Anupama Agarwala year ago

nice n easy one. will surely try

jyoti varangaonkara year ago


Vaishnavi Narayanana year ago

She has mentioned it as amla size.. Not amla

Sukhmani Bedia year ago


Chandrika Karnama year ago

tamarind is imli not amla

Nihar Sulthanaa year ago

tasty I will try

Arti Artia year ago

what to do with leftover grinded coconut? after making coconut milk..

Manjushree Sooraja year ago

good one :)

Veena Kaliaa year ago

i will make it this is very nice

Deviyani Srivastava2 years ago

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

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