Chola Bhatura - A typical Indian Street Food | How to make Chola Bhatura - A typical Indian Street Food

By Kriti Singhal  |  25th Feb 2016  |  
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About Chola Bhatura - A typical Indian Street Food Recipe

Chola bhatura is a very common street food especially in North India. Belonging to Punjabi Cuisine, it is one of the most exotic and spicy dish loved by all the people. Due to it’s rich calorie content, mostly it is eaten as a breakfast, however people also love to have it for lunch as well as dinners

Chola Bhatura - A typical Indian Street Food

Ingredients to make Chola Bhatura - A typical Indian Street Food

  • For (bit healthy) Bhatura:
  • 1 cup Suji
  • 1 cup all purpose flour ( Maida )
  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup sour curd
  • 1 cup warm water
  • oil for frying
  • For Chola:
  • Chola – 2 cups (Soaked for 8 hrs)
  • Dry spices:
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 BLACK cardamom
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 black pepper
  • Regular spices:
  • 2 tbsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Mirch
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt – According to taste
  • onions – 2 medium sized
  • ginger – Freshly grated
  • Garlic – 5 cloves
  • tomatoes – 1 big sized

How to make Chola Bhatura - A typical Indian Street Food

  1. For Bhaturas
  2. Sieve all the dry ingredients together 2-3 times and knead a soft dough using all the ingredients.
  3. Keep it at a warm place for about 4 hours. Dough will double in the size, once fermented. Now craft out 12 balls out of it, roll them and fry accordingly!
  4. For Chola
  5. Boil the soaked cholas along with dry spices and salt. 5-6 whistles of pressure cooker will be more than enough. Grind onion – tomatoes – garlic – ginger into a fine paste. Now take some oil in a pan.
  6. Fry the onion mixture for about 5 mins. Keep adding little amount of water to avoid sticking it to the bottom of the pan.
  7. Add kashmiri mirch, garam masala and turmeric powder. Add some oil and fry till the oil separates. Keep adding water for frying.
  8. Now, once the oil is separated, add boiled chola into it. Fry for another 5 mins. Add ample amount of water to cover the gravy. Add salt and let it simmer for at least 10 mins on low sim.
  9. If required, you may also put it back to pressure cooker, let it simmer for 10 mins, sprinkle some garam masala from top
  10. and after that give it a whistle or two. Chola is ready. Sprinkle fresh coriander leaves over it!
  11. Serve it piping hot along with crisp bhaturas, sliced onions and fruit salad.

Reviews for Chola Bhatura - A typical Indian Street Food (9)

kennice angle3 years ago

your chola bhatura looks very delicious!

Manjushree Sooraj3 years ago

Wow!! Looks delicious :) Thank you for sharing the recipe :)

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Shambhavi Gupta4 years ago

Wow looks awesome and delicious :D

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