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Zero Oil Malvani Chole

Pavithira Vijay
15 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Zero Oil Malvani Chole RECIPE

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

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Maharashtra
  • Simmering
  • Pressure Cook
  • Main Dish
  • Low Fat

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 250 gms chickpeas
  2. 1/2 cup coconut Milk
  3. salt as needed
  4. tamarind (amla size) (or 4 - 5 kokum petals
  5. 1 onion
  6. 1/2 cup fresh Grated coconut
  7. 6 - 7 Dry Red Chillis
  8. 1 tbsp Kashmiri Red chilli Powder (for color)
  9. 1 tbsp coriander Seeds
  10. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  11. 1/2 tsp Black pepper corn
  12. 1 inch piece ginger
  13. 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.

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Kusum Singh
Kusum Singh   Sep-30-2017

Seems nice lwill try

Yogita Khambe
Yogita Khambe   Sep-02-2017

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