Tender Green Chickpeas with Cumin (Choliya with Jeera Ka Tadka)

This past winter was the first time I ever tried “Choliya” – a tender green chickpea which is available only in winter in Delhi. I fell in love with it and ate as much of it as I possibly could in the few days I was visiting home.

There are so many possibilities with this wonderful legume?. Here is a really simple way that it is cooked.


Choliya with Jeera Ka Tadka ( Tender green chickpeas with Cumin)

 Serves 4-6Print This Recipe


1 lbs Choliya, washed

1 tbsp. oil

1 tbsp. cumin seeds

Pinch of asafetida

Salt to taste



· Heat oil in a wok or kadai.

· Add cumin seeds and stir till the seeds start to splutter.

· Add pinch of asafetida.

· Add the choliyaan.

· Add salt to taste.

· Cook the Choliya for 10 – 15 minutes until soft.

· Serve immediately.

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