Chole bhature | How to make Chole bhature

By Basil Ali  |  18th Feb 2016  |  
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About Chole bhature Recipe

One of the most popular punjabi recipe which is now liked almost all over india and even abroad.

Chole bhature is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Chole bhature is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Chole bhature by Basil Ali will help you to prepare the perfect Chole bhature in your kitchen at home. Chole bhature needs 10 minutes for the preparation and 60 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Chole bhature. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Chole bhature. In case you have any questions on how to make the Chole bhature you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Basil Ali. Chole bhature will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

Chole bhature

Ingredients to make Chole bhature

  • 2 cup chickpeas (channas)
  • 1 cup tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 tsp ginger (chopped)
  • 1 tsp garlic (chopped)
  • 1 tsp ajwain
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 green chili (chopped)
  • 1 tea bag
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups maida (refined flour)
  • 1/2 tsp yeast, dissolved for 10 minutes in luke warm water
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • water to knead
  • 1 cup onions (chopped)
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1 stick cinnamon (dalchini)
  • 3-4 cloves (laung)
  • 1 tsp whole pepper corns (sabut kali mirch)
  • 3 green cardamom (choti elaichi)
  • 2 black cardamom (badi elaichi)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 tsp chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 1 tsp coriander powder (dhaniya powder)
  • 1 tsp cumin powder (zeera powder)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (zeera)
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida (heeng)
  • oil for frying

How to make Chole bhature

  1. For chole: In a pan add oil, bay leaf, cinnamon, cumin seeds, cloves, whole pepper corns, green and black cardamom.
  2. After it gets brown add chopped onions and saute it.
  3. After sauteing add chopped ginger and garlic.
  4. Then add turmeric, chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, asafoetida, salt and fry well.
  5. For de glazing the pan add little water.
  6. Now add the chole (soaked overnight and pressure cooked) to the masala.
  7. After stirring well add tomatoes, little sugar and salt to the chole (chickpeas)
  8. Now add ajwain, chopped green chilies and water for the base.
  9. To get the color in the chole, add a tea bag to the masala.
  10. Simmer the chole gently for an hour and cover it.
  11. Add lime juice and a dollop of butter to it.
  12. Garnish the chole with coriander and butter.
  13. Serve the chole hot with bhaturas.
  14. For the bhaturas: Knead the whole wheat flour, maida and salt together with adequate amount of water.
  15. Sprinkle the yeast on top. Leave it for 2-3 hours for the yeast to work.
  16. Divide it into equal portions. Roll out in an oval or round shape.
  17. Deep fry till golden brown, like a puri.
  18. Serve.

My Tip:

the bhature should ideally be less oily and should puff fully. they should ideally be eaten hot and fresh

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