Chana Koliwada (Dhaba Style) Recipe

One thing I order whenever I go to a Dhaba is a plate full of crispy chana koliwada. Chana koliwada is a crispy fried chickpea item that goes well as a nibble while having drinks.

Watch the video to see the recipe of Chana Koliwada and other Dhaba style dishes here.


  • 1 big cup overnight soaked Kabuli Chana
  • 2 tbsp gram flour
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • Pinch of Hing (asafetida)
  • 1/2 cup homemade curd
  • 1/4 tsp food colour
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 4-5 Green Chillies
  • 4-4 garlic cloves
  • Oil for deep frying


  1. Boil Chole or Kabuli Chana
  2. In a big bowl, take gram flour. Add corn flour, hing, curd, food color, red chilli powder, chaat masala, salt and coriander powder. Mix well.
  3. Add water and keep mixing. Add more water to get a smooth paste.
  4. Add chana or chole and mix well. Make sure all the chanas are nicely coated
  5. Heat the oil. Deep fry some chillies and garlic
  6. Once the oil is very hot, deep fry the chole till crispy
  7. Serve with schezwan chutney
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