Go Back
+ servings
Cholia Soup

Spring Onions, Basil and Green Garbanzo Soup

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course soups stews
Cuisine global vegetarian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1.5 cups green garbanzo shelled, seeds only
  • 150 gms Spring Onions chopped, green and whites seperately
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 6-8 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup flatleaf parsely
  • 150 ml coconut milk
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste

For Garnish

  • red chilli flakes
  • dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tbsp coconut milk


  • Wash and steam the cholia for 4-5 minutes. Don't overcook them as the fresh green garbanzo cooks very fast. You can also boil them by adding them them to boiling water for 3 minutes and then transferring to cold water. Drain and set aside.
  • In a pan, heat olive oil and add garlic to it. Sautee for 2 minutes and add the spring onion whites. Sautee for 4-5 minutes till the onions turn soft. Add the steam cholia, along with green chillies and sautee for another 2 minutes.
  • Add vegetaable stock and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and add basil leaves, flat leaf parsley and salt. Puree this using an immersion blender. If you are using a normal mixer, make sure to cool it down before pureeing.
  • Transfer it back to the pan, add coconut milk and bring to boil. Serve hot garnished with a swirl of coconut milk, a handful of steamed seeds, chilli flakes and mixed dried herbs!
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!