Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Chole Bhature / Punjabi Bhature Recipe / step by step

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Chole Bhature is one of the mouth-watering, spicy, exotic dish from Punjabi Cuisine. The crispy puffed Bhatura makes an excellent combo with hot & spicy Chole / Chickpeas curry.
This dish is available in almost all Indian restaurants & also on street vendors..!!
Preparing at home in a healthier & less-oily method is quite simple too..!  
So go ahead and enjoy the easy-peasy recipe of popular  Chhole Bhature..:)
Ingredients:
A.For Bhatura:
  • Maida/ All purpose flour             - 2 cups
  • Rava / Sooji                              - ¼ cup
  • Baking pwd                               - ¼ tsp
  • Sugar                                       - ½ tsp
  • Yoghurt                                     - ½ cup
  • Salt                                          - to taste
    B.For Chhole Masala:
  • Chana / Chole               - 1 cup
  • Oil                                - 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds                 - 1 tsp
  • Bay leaf                        - 1 or 2
  • Cinnamon                     - 1
  • Onion                           - 2
  • Ginger garlic paste        - 1 tbsp
  • Tomato mashed            - 1 cup
  • Chhole masala pwd       - 1 ½ tbsp
  • Red chilly pwd              - ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
Method:
A.To make Bhatura:
  1. Take maida flour in a mixing bowl
  1. Add sooji to it.
  1. Add baking pwd, sugar and salt. Combine well.
  2. Add yoghurt and mix well.
  1. Knead to smooth dough.


  1. Cover it with damp cloth and allow to rest for 3 to 4 hrs.
  2. After the resting time, you can see the dough is more soft, moist and slightly rised.
  1. Apply little maida flour ( to avoid sticking ) to hands and knead well.
  1. Divide the dough to equal sized balls.
  1. Roll it to big sized poori.
  1. Heat oil in a thick bottomed wok.
  1. Gently drop the rolled poori in hot oil.
  1. Wait till it puffs up and flip it to other side.
  1. Deep fry until it turs golden & crisp on both sides.

B.To Make Chhole Masala:


1.     Heat oil in a pressure cooker;
2.     Add cumin seeds, bay leaf & cinnamon stick.


3.     Sauté till it crackles.
4.     Add finely chopped onion and cook till its golden brown.


5.     Add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
6.     Add mashed tomatoes and cook for two minutes.
7.     Now add chhole masala pwd and stir well.
8.     Add red chilly pwd and salt.
9.     Cover and cook in low medium flame for 6 to 7 mins.
10.  You can see the oil separates out from the gravy.
11.  Now add the soaked chana / chickpeas.
12.  Mix it very well.
13.  Add 2 cups of water and pressure cook for 6 to 7 whistle or till the chana is cooked tender.
14.  Spicy and thick Chhole Masala is ready.
15.  Squeeze few drops of lemon juice and garnish with freshly chopped cilantro leaves.
16.  Serve hot with fried crispy Bhature.
Similar Recipes :
·       Mixed Sprouts Masala
·       Peas Masala
·       Chana Masala
·       Poori Masala
·       Kala Chana Masala

79 comments:

  1. yummyyyyyyy yummmyyyyyyyyyyyy drolling over hereeeeeeeeee

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  2. wow...feeling hungry here.....looks delicious and lovely color :)

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  3. Wow yummy,makes me drool,perfect combo,love it.

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  4. wow one of my fav ..mouth watering ..looks Delicious

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  5. wow.. its my fav.. wish to have some..

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  6. this is absolutely delicious Jay, very tempting , lovely pics

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  7. Jay this is sucha an easy, delicious recipe and you capture it so well.
    Now perhaps if you could send over some of those Bhatura's too! :-)

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  8. incredible!!! i don't want to cook, but i want to taste the same thing which you prepared. please treat me ... :-)

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  9. The color of the dish make my mouth watering,,,I have this dish at my local favorite Indian restaurant few time,it was delicious,I love to dip with these crispy puffed :)

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  10. OMG! I am drooling over here, so mouthwatering & scrumptious chole- batura. Perfectly documented.

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  11. wow...absolute yummy,lip smacking one!!

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  12. Absolutely yummy, my hubby's fav :)

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  13. Delicious chole bhature Jaya.

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  14. Hey Jay! You are back with a bang! Delicious

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  15. This is soooo tempting... To start my day with such tempting pics is not good for my waist line... i wish i could have this chole bhature right now...

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  16. hi jay, this is very interesting- love the ingredients.. would like to try out this recipe..never eaten or seen this over here.

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  17. Tempting chole batura...Yummy..

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  18. Jay, I can't wait to try your chole bhature. The chole looks just perfect and the bhature remind me of umpteen times I had this street food in Delhi.
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  19. looks yummy. irresistible.

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  20. Perfect combo Jay...
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  21. How much I love this channa?! Yummy!

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  22. Yummy Yummy all time favourite!

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  23. Another delicious combo from you. Terrific and my fav.

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  24. Hi Jay, your Bhatura and chlole masala look so awesome. Thanks for sharing the delicious recipes.

    Have a nice day.

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  25. Tempting Bhatura ad awesome clicks!

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  26. drooling over it! excellent SBS photo presentation!

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  27. one of my fav. just perfect!!!!

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  28. mouthwatering....dis is my altime fav !!!

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  29. jay can you believe I had made chole bhature yesterday!!

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  30. chole bature....my all time fav...

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  31. Hi ,

    looks AAwesome !!!

    Neat presentation :)

    Keep on Dear..

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  32. Looks so tempting..makes my mouth water

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  33. I think I can smell that dish over here ! lol Very tempting and delectable dish , Jay !

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  34. ok did i comment here or not

    oops looks like i closed the window without putting captcha
    hehe

    anyways i think i wrote it seems its chana time in our blog worlds

    me also made chana u and anjana too

    this one looks so delicious

    wud love to try ur way

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  35. wow wow wow.... here am drooling over.... lovely can't take eyes from it...
    VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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  36. Love all your pictures that look so tempting & makes me drools ALL the time! YUM!

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  37. pictures r so yummy ................ great work .......

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  38. pics look so inviting.. is making me hungry

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  39. This is perhaps my fav sunday brunch...love the way you have showed the pics step wise...Am drooling here

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  40. Thank you for this beautiful step by step recipe. I am bookmarking this. I'd love to try it!

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  41. i love the idea of cooking the chickpeas along with the gravy..And chole bature looks so awesome Jayanthy.. by the way, can you shoot me an email at anusapraj@gmail.com i need to talk to you but couldnt find your email id

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  42. Drooling over that irresistible chole- batura..neat presentation.
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  43. MY SIL adds a tea bag to the chole while cooking, which can be later on removed. Gives a nice color to the beans. The bhatura look yumm and puffy, feel like grabbing it from the screen.
    Love Ash.

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  44. So yummy and your clicks makes it so inviting..

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  45. wow.. i am salivating here. so delicious

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  46. very nice pic.. yummy i want this now. So started soaking beans.

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  47. I love chole puri. Its so nice to see the step by step version.

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  48. Que bom aspecto!!!
    Beijinhos.

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  49. This is easy-peasy indeed! I love chick peas, and this dish has such great flavor. Thanks for this.

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  50. THANKS EVERYONE..
    REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR TIME..:)
    HAVE A SWEET DAY..~

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  51. Yummy :-)
    Will make it on Sunday (brunch) :-)
    shrutirasoi

    Today's Recipe
    Lemon Rice

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  52. Looks absolutely delicious.. love it!

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  53. Jay that looks soooo delicious......one of my fav too.....sooo wish you were living close by :)

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  54. hi jay drolling lolz,my huby also punjb..mybe he knw the dish..i will try :0

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  55. Looks good

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  56. FANTASTIC!.....I will do it in winter.....I love it!......Abrazotes, Marcela

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  57. lovely recipe. i love chole batura.. it's definitely a punjabi indulgent dish, well the bathrua. chola is pretty healthy. very nice job!

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  58. OMG..jus had dinner and still feel like having the chole bhature right now, so perfect n tempting, my fav combo :)

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  59. You always have such lovely food, I wish I could get the ingredients here to try some of the recipes out. Keep well Diane

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  60. thats a good one..super delicious

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  61. I just love love them, they are my favourite, this makes me so so hungry :)

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  62. Delicious combination.Well made.

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  63. OMG love your bhathuras..super yummmm...


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  64. Oh my! I am speechless Jay...those look absolutely delicious!!!!!!!!!!

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  65. Yummmm! I am going to make this soon! :)

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  66. These look absolutely lip smacking! Awesome!

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  67. I tried out the batura's....it came out owesome..thanks a lot...am really enjoying chceking out your wonderful collection of recipies..happy cooking :)

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  68. we tried it.it was exellent!!!!!!!!!!

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  69. we tried it.it was exellent!!!!!!!!!!

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  70. we tried it.it was exellent!!!!!!!!!!

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  71. we tried it.it was excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 10/10

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