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

By Pavithira Vijay  |  20th Jan 2016  |  
4.4 from 14 reviews Rate It!
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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

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 Singh2 years ago

Seems nice lwill try

Yogita Khambe2 years ago


Asha Srivastava2 years ago

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

Aparna Kalyan3 years ago


Anupama Agarwal3 years ago

nice n easy one. will surely try

jyoti varangaonkar3 years ago


Vaishnavi Narayanan3 years ago

She has mentioned it as amla size.. Not amla

Sukhmani Bedi3 years ago


Chandrika Karnam3 years ago

tamarind is imli not amla

Nihar Sulthana3 years ago

tasty I will try

Arti Arti3 years ago

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

Manjushree Sooraj3 years ago

good one :)

Veena Kalia3 years ago

i will make it this is very nice

Deviyani Srivastava4 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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