Today I have tried chole bhature. This is an Indian main course dish and mainly Punjabi cuisine. This recipe is easy to prepare and mouthwatering. So, let’s proceed to the recipe.
White flour (maida): 2 cups
Semolina (rava): 2 tablespoons
Curd: 1 cup
Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
Refined oil: 1/4 cup
Baking powder: 1/4 teaspoon
Baking soda: 1/2 teaspoon
Oil: for deep frying
- Take white flour (maida), semolina (rava), salt, baking powder, baking soda, and refined oil in a big bowl. Now mix them well.
- Add curd and start to knead the dough, after kneading, cover it with a moist cloth and let it rest for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, knead the dough properly with the help of oil greased palms.
- Now cover the dough with a moist cloth and let it rest for 2 hours.
- After 2 hours, it’s time to make bhatura.
- Put a pan on medium flame and pour oil in it for deep fry the bhatura and let the oil heat.
- Make a small ball from the dough and roll into an oval shape.
- Now drop the bhatura in hot oil and slightly press it to puff up.
- Fry it from both sides till it turns golden brown.
- Drain the bhatura on a tissue paper to remove excess oil and fry all the bhaturs in the same way.
- Your bhatura is ready!
Chickpea: 2 cups (soaked overnight)
Bay leaves: 2
Cinnamon stick: 1 inch
Cumin seeds: 1/2 teaspoon
Asafoetida: 1/4 teaspoon
Chole masala powder: 1.5 tablespoons (easily available in market)
Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder: 1 teaspoon
Cumin powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Red chili powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Garam masala powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Onion: 1 (finely chopped)
Ginger garlic paste: 2 tablespoons
Tomato: 3 (finely chopped)
Salt: according to taste
Oil: 5 teaspoons
Water: 4 cups
Clarified butter (ghee): 1 tablespoon
Coriander leaves: 2 tablespoons (finely chopped)
- Put a pressure cooker on medium flame and pour oil in it according to the ingredients and heat the oil.
- After this, add asafoetida, cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, and bay leaves, and saute them till they turn aromatic.
- Now add ginger garlic paste and chopped onion and fry them till they turn golden brown.
- Add finely chopped tomatoes and saute well till they start releasing oil from sides.
- Now add chole masala powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, and garam masala powder, and saute well for one minute.
- Add overnight soaked chickpea and water.
- Now add salt and clarified butter(ghee), and stir well.
- Cover the lid of pressure cooker and cook it for 7-8 whistles on medium flame.
- Turn off the flame and allow the cooker to release the pressure.
- Now open the lid and add chopped coriander leaves.
- Slightly mash few chole to make a thick gravy.
- Your chole is ready!
- Now serves chole bhature with finely chopped onion and lemon.
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