Chole Bhature | How to make Chole Bhature

By Anju Bhagnari  |  8th Mar 2017  |  
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About Chole Bhature Recipe

An iconic North Indian delicacy that can truly be described as "Soul food" for it satiates both the tummy and the heart. Who can resist plumpy, crunchy Bhatures dunked in spicy, hot Chole with a slice of onion sprinkled with fresh lime?

Chole Bhature is delicious and authentic dish. Chole Bhature by Anju Bhagnari is a great option when you want something interesting to eat at home. Restaurant style Chole Bhature is liked by most people . The preparation time of this recipe is 20 minutes and it takes 40 minutes to cook it properly. Chole Bhature is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Chole Bhature. Chole Bhature is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Chole Bhature is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of healthy nutrients. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this restaurant style Chole Bhature at your home.

Chole Bhature

Ingredients to make Chole Bhature

  • For Bhature- 2 cups maida
  • 1/2 cup curd ( Use as per needed to knead a soft dough )
  • salt to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon oil
  • For Chole- 2 cups kabuli chana
  • 2 big onions, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon jeera powder
  • 1 teaspoon dhania powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon haldi
  • 1 teaspoon chole masala
  • salt to taste
  • water as needed
  • oil for Deep frying
  • To serve- lemon slices and onion roundels

How to make Chole Bhature

  1. Chole Recipe-Soak 2 cups chole overnight.
  2. Next morning add salt, 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder, 1/4 teaspoon haldi, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala to them.
  3. Boil them in a pressure cooker in 4-5 cups of water for 3 whistles on full flame.
  4. They will become soft and cooked to 95 %.
  5. To make the gravy, heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pressure cooker.
  6. Add in the sliced onion.
  7. Let cook on slow flame for about 10 minutes till golden brown. Stir occasionally.
  8. Add in dry masalas like 1 teaspoon jeera powder ,salt, 1 teaspoon dhania powder, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala, 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder, 1 teaspoon chole masala and 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste.
  9. Fry for 1 minute and add in the tomatoes and green.chilli.
  10. Cook till the tomatoes look done.
  11. Add in 1 cup water.
  12. Pressure cook for 1 whistle on full flame.
  13. After the pressure is removed , blend the gravy with a hand blender.
  14. It will look like this.
  15. Add in the boiled chole and keep on slow flame to fry a bit for about 10 minutes with a lid on.
  16. Add in 1 cup water and pressure cook for 1 whistle so that the chole take in all the flavors of the gravy.
  17. Let the pressure remove on its own and The chole are ready to be served.
  18. Bhature Method- Take the maida , curd, salt to taste and 1 teaspoon oil in a big bowl.
  19. Knead to a soft dough.
  20. Let it stand undisturbed for about 3 hours ( in summers ) or 5 hours ( In winters ) till it swells up quite a bit.
  21. Heat oil in a pan to fry the Bhature.
  22. Meanwhile, take a small ball of dough and roll just like we do for rotis / Puris.
  23. Use flour to dust while rolling as the dough will be quite soft.
  24. Fry them on low to medium heat.
  25. Press with a slotted spoon so that the Bhatura plumps and swells up.
  26. Fry till both sides turn golden brown.
  27. Remove on tissue paper so that excess oil is removed. Serve hot.

My Tip:

Adjust gravy consistency and seasonings as needed.

Reviews for Chole Bhature (5)

Shaila Kattikara year ago

Wow yammmy

Arushi Arua year ago

I love this recipe

sana Tungekar2 years ago


Ayushi Prakash3 years ago

really well explained!

Jincy Joseph3 years ago

U hv given step by step method. Superb !! Even easier for a fresher to grasp it..

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