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Chole Bhature Recipe

Chole Bhature
How to make Chole Bhature

About Punjabi Chole Bhature Recipe: A quintessential North Indian breakfast recipe, relished by one and all can now be easily cooked at home. Straight from the Punjabi kitchen - hot and delicious, chole bhature! Learn the art of making feather soft bhaturas served with chole or chickpeas cooked in a pool of rustic spices.

Ingredients of Punjabi Style Chole Bhature: With a complete host of spices cooked together with chickpeas such as bay leaf, cinnamon, cumin seeds, cloves, whole pepper corns, green and black cardamom, we are sure you wouldn't be able to resist cooking this recipe again and again along with crispy, hot bhaturas. You can also stuff bhatura with paneer to make it more fluffy.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time1 hr
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Medium

Ingredients of Chole Bhature

  • For chole:
  • 2 cup Chickpeas
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • 1 tsp Whole pepper corns
  • 3 Green cardamom
  • 2 Black cardamom
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 cup Onions, chopped
  • 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
  • For the bhaturas:
  • 2 cups 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)
  • Oil (for frying)

How to Make Chole Bhature

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To prepare chole: In a pan add oil, bay leaf, cinnamon, cumin seeds, cloves, whole pepper corns, green and black cardamom.

After it browns, add chopped onions and saute. Add chopped ginger and garlic.
Now, add turmeric, chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, asafoetida and salt. Fry the ingredients together.
For de-glazing the pan, add a little water.
Now, add the chole (soaked overnight and pressure cooked) to the masala.
After stirring well, add tomatoes, a little sugar and salt to the chole.
Now, add ajwain, chopped green chilies and water for the base.
To get the color in the chole, add a tea bag to the masala.
Simmer the chole gently for an hour and cover it.
Add lime juice and a dollop of butter to it.
Garnish the chole with coriander and butter and serve them hot with bhaturas.

To prepare the bhaturas:

Knead the whole wheat flour, maida and salt together with adequate amount of water.
Sprinkle the yeast on top. Leave it for 2-3 hours for the yeast to work.
Divide it into equal portions. Roll out in an oval or round shape.
Deep fry till golden brown, like a puri. Serve and enjoy!

Nutritional Value

  • 6.8522gProtien
  • 26.29gFats
  • 42.82gCarbs
  • 435.4 KcalCalories
  • 69.32MgCalcium
  • 2.66MgIron
  • 12.339MgSodium
  • 181.413MgPotassium
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