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Chhole Bhature

Dec-08-2018
Sanuber Ashrafi
90 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
Serves
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ABOUT Chhole Bhature RECIPE

A punjabi dish, combination of chana masala (spicy white chickpeas) and bhatura, a fried bread made from all purpose flour.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Punjabi
  • Pressure Cook
  • Frying
  • Breakfast and Brunch

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Refined flour (maida) - 2 and 1/2 cups
  2. yogurt - 1/2 cup
  3. Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
  4. sugar - 2 tsp
  5. salt - 1 tsp
  6. oil - 2 tbsp
  7. Chickpeas. - 2 cups
  8. Green cardamom - 5
  9. cinnamon sticks - 2
  10. Chopped onions - 3/4 cup
  11. tomato purée - 1 cup
  12. cloves - 3
  13. Ginger+ garlic paste - 2 tsp
  14. Chole masala - 3 tsp
  15. cumin powder - 3/4 tsp
  16. Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  17. Kasoori methi - 1 tsp
  18. ghee - 1 tbsp
  19. water - 5 cups
  20. salt - As required
  21. Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
  22. Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
  23. Sliced onion - 1
  24. oil - For fry

Instructions

  1. Take flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  2. Mix well with spoon.
  3. Mix yogurt with salt and sugar.
  4. Add this mixture to the flour and add a cup of water.
  5. Mix all gradually to make a soft dough.
  6. Mix oil into the dough and cover the dough with a wet cloth.
  7. Keep it aside for an hour.
  8. Divide dough into equal portions.
  9. Roll them into balls.
  10. Cover and keep to ferment for 10 minutes.
  11. Grease your palms with a little oil and flatten the balls.
  12. Roll out like chapati.
  13. Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry the bhaturas on high heat till light brown on both sides.
  14. Drain on absorbent paper.
  15. Bhature are ready.
  16. Soak the chickpeas overnight in enough water to cover them.
  17. In a pressure cooker add the soaked chickpeas,cardamom, cinnamon stick and some salt.
  18. Pressure cook at high flame till you get 1-2 whistles.
  19. After that lower the flame to medium and let the chickpeas cook for another 10-12 minutes.
  20. In a wok, heat 2 tsp of oil.
  21. Once hot, add cloves and chopped onions.
  22. Fry the onions till the raw smell goes away and they are light golden brown in color.
  23. Add ginger-garlic paste and cook for 3-4 minutes till the smell of ginger-garlic goes away.
  24. Now add the tomato puree , stir and let it cook for 12-15 minutes on medium-low flame.
  25. Cover the pan.
  26. Add the chole masala, red chilli powder ,cumin powder and mix for 1-2 minutes.
  27. Add the boiled chickpeas and stir till all the chickpeas are coated with the spices.
  28. Add water, cover the pan and let it simmer at medium-low flame for 30 minutes.
  29. Sprinkle some garam masala and kasuri methi.
  30. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves, green chillies, onion rings and chopped ginger.
  31. Serve hot with bhature.

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