Chole Bhature - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers

Chole Bhature

Recipe by Anju Bhagnari
4.40 from 9 votes
Served As Brunch, Dinner
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Chole Bhature! The name only makes one drool. This North Indian , crispy, crunchy, spicy, tangy delicacy has made us all go crazy for it.
Its become a part of our go-to menus, on cold rainy days, cool winter evenings, get-togethers. Learning this recipe will help any newbie impress their family and friends.
Prep Time 5 hrs
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 5 hrs 40 mins
Cuisine Brunch, Indian
Recipe Category Vegetarian
Servings 4
Recipe Taste Salty, Tangy
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Ingredients
  

For the Chole

  • 2 cup Chickpeas - Soaked Overnight
  • 2 Onions
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 Green chili - chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • Salt - to taste
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Chole masala
  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder
  • Water - as required
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish

For the Bhature

  • 2 cups cup Flour
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - for deep frying the Bhaturas
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Instructions
 

Chole Method
  • Soak 2 cups chole overnight. Next morning add salt, 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon haldi, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala to them.
    Chole Bhature - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Boil them in a pressure cooker in 4-5 cups of water for 3 whistles on full flame.
  • Slice the onions. To make the gravy, heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pressure cooker. Add the onions.
    Chole Bhature - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Let cook on slow flame for about 10 minutes till golden brown. Stir occasionally.
    Chole Bhature - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add in dry masalas like jeera powder ,salt, dhania powder, garam masala, red chilli powder, chole masala and ginger garlic paste.
    Chole Bhature - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Toss in the chopped tomatoes.
    Chole Bhature - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add in 1 cup water. Pressure cook for 1 whistle on full flame.
    Chole Bhature - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • After the pressure releases on its own , blend the gravy with a hand blender.
    Chole Bhature - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • The gravy consistency will be smooth mixture.
    Chole Bhature - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add in the boiled chole and keep on slow flame to fry a bit for about 10 minutes with a lid on.
    Chole Bhature - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Add in 1 cup water and pressure cook for 1 whistle so that the chole take in all the flavors of the gravy.
    Chole Bhature - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Chole Sabji is ready.
    Chole Bhature - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
Bhature Method
  • Take the maida , curd, salt to taste and 1 teaspoon oil in a big bowl.
    Chole Bhature - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Knead to a soft dough.
    Chole Bhature - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Let it stand undisturbed for about 3 hours ( in summers ) or 5 hours ( In winters ) till it swells up quite a bit.
    Chole Bhature - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Take a small ball of dough and Roll out the Bhaturas, just like Rotis or Puris.Use flour to help roll as the dough will be quite soft.
    Chole Bhature - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Heat oil in a pan to fry the Bhature.
    Chole Bhature - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Fry them on low to medium heat.
    Chole Bhature - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Press with a slotted spoon so that the Bhatura plumps and swells up.
    Chole Bhature - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Fry till golden brown and then remove with a pair of tongs. Remove on paper towels.
    Chole Bhature - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Serve hot with the Chole, Sliced onions and a cube of lemon.
    Chole Bhature - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers

Notes

Adjust gravy consistency and seasonings as needed.

Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 444 kcal | Carbohydrates: 80 g | Protein: 18 g | Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 60 mg | Potassium: 555 mg | Fiber: 11 g | Sugar: 9 g | Vitamin A: 687 IU | Vitamin C: 15 mg | Calcium: 115 mg | Iron: 6 mg
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