Chicken With Garbanzo Beans (Chicken Cholay)

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is an everyday chicken recipe that's pretty easy to put together.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil.
  2. Fry onion till brown.
  3. Add ginger, garlic, black pepper, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric and nigella seeds (mixed with a little water to make a paste).
  4. Stir fry 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes and stir fry till tomatoes are soft.
  6. Add drumsticks, fry 1-2 minutes.
  7. Add red chili powder and salt and mix well. Let chicken cook in its own water for a few mins or add 1/2 - 1 cup water and the garbanzo beans, mix well.
  8. Cover and let cook till chicken and beans soft and oil rises to the surface.
  9. (NOTE: if using canned beans, it won't take very long for this curry to cook).
  10. Toss in whole green chillies, cover and turn off heat.
  11. Serve in 5 minutes.
  12. Yum!
  13. Serve with a simple salad.


Most Helpful

I followed this receipe exactly except for the nigella seeds. My husband said he liked it, however for me it was good, but it could hav been much more spicy. I had it with salad as suggested, however next time I have it with rice.

kittylovequiero March 02, 2009

this was really very very good i served this with cumin rice and we all enjoyed it very much thank you very much .i used whole chicken pieces for this instead of legs and thighs

farhat hasan August 15, 2008

Yum-this was good. There is no mention of oil in the ingredients, so I used 1 tablespoon to cook my onion. I used canned garbanzos and tomatoes and thigh fillets, so it was very fast to make. I also chopped my chillies and added chopped coriander and lime juice before turning it off to stand for 5 minutes. My chillis are particularly hot, so I only used two. I will definately be making this one again as it used ingredients we always have on hand.

JustJanS March 29, 2008

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