Chole without Oil

These choles have been prepared without any oil - just the thing for dieters.

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Main Ingredients Chickpeas (kabuli chana), Green chilli
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Chole without Oil

  • 1 cup Chickpeas (kabuli chana) soaked
  • 3-4 Green chilli
  • 1 inch piece Ginger
  • 4-5 cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoons Cumin seeds
  • 1 cup Tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • to taste Salt


  1. Drain the chickpeas, add three cups of fresh water and pressure-cook till done. Drain and refresh.
  2. Grind the green chillies, ginger and garlic to a coarse paste using a little water.
  3. Heat a non stick pan add cumin seed and sauté till it changes colour.
  4. Add green chilli-ginger-garlic paste and fry for a minute.
  5. Add tomato puree, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt and fry for a few minutes or till the ghee leaves the masala.
  6. Add chickpeas and stir gently. Cover and allow simmering on low heat for five to six minutes.
  7. Serve hot.