First let me thank all of you for your wishes and blessings for my little prince on his birthday. He had a great time with cupcake party in his day care and a small carrot cake at home with his dad and me.

Coming to the recipe, I know it is a strange name for a dish. But I didn’t want to say Swiss Chard-Spinach Chole, so I shrunk it to just Green Chole. This curry has all of my favorite ingredients: Chole (chickpeas/ garbanzo beans), Swiss chard (which I’m not sure why I don’t use more often), of course Spinach and Coconut milk. It’s a very simple curry dish, but is packed with nutrition and deliciousness.


I love using coconut milk in curries and dals. It gives any dish a slightly sweetish, mellow flavor and creamy texture. I always keep couple of cans of coconut milk, both low-fat and regular and coconut milk powder in my fridge. For dals and curries that only need a little bit, I use the milk powder instead of opening the whole can. I use the cans for making coconut milk based gravies and sauces.

Green Chole with Coconut milk
Green Chole with Coconut milk
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Servings Prep Time
4 serving 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 serving 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Green Chole with Coconut milk
Green Chole with Coconut milk
Yum
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 serving 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 serving 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 16 oz . cans Chole beans of (Chickpeas) – drained and rinsed thoroughly or dry , soaked and cooked
  • 1 bunch Chard Swiss – washed and chopped finely (about 4 cups)
  • ½ bunch Spinach – washed and finely chopped (about 2-3 cups)
  • 1 Onion – medium, chopped
  • 1 Green chili (optional)
  • 2 cloves Garlic – minced
  • ½ cup Coconut milk – (I mixed 3tsp coconut milk powder in ½ cup water)
  • 1 tsp Chole masala
  • 1 tsp Cumin Ground
  • ½ tsp chili powder Red
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  • to taste Salt
Servings: serving
Instructions
  1. Heat 2tsp oil in a sauté pan; add cumin seeds and after they splutter add onions and garlic; sauté until onions turn translucent.
  2. Add all the powders & salt; sauté for 30 seconds.
  3. Add chopped greens and chole, cover and cook till the greens are completely wilted, about 7-8 minutes.
  4. Add coconut milk and ½ cup of water; cook uncovered for another 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat; serve with rice or roti.
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0 thoughts on “Green Chole with Coconut milk”

  1. An interesting combo packed with nutrition, what else do u want. To be honest I have not tasted swiss chard but spinach and garbanzo makes a great combo and an addition of coconut milk must have made the curry creamier.

  2. Just sometime back one of my friends told me she uses coconut milk in chole. I must try this. I am a huge fan of greens in chhole. It tastes awesome!

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