Chicken With Garbanzo Beans (Chicken Cholay)

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by grapefruit

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

Top Review by kittylovequiero

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.

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.

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