Chole Bhature


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Chole Bhature the all time favourite duo. Spicy chole served with bhatures made with plain flour and potatoes are soft and delicious.

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My earliest memories of Chole Bhature is of the one I ate at a popular eatery in Mumbai Known as "Cream Centre". On enquiring, I was told that the chick peas and spices were simmered together for hours resulting in a dish that a large number of Mumbaites relish even today!

My version of chole is however, ready in minutes and is as delicious. I have also added tea leaves, which impart a dark brown colour to the chick peas which usually comes from simmering chick peas in an iron pot.

I enjoy eating hot chole with tikkis, bhaturas, kulcha or simply topped on a slice of bread.

Crisp, yet spongy bhaturas are used to mop up the chole. Traditionally bhatura dough was made using leavening agents like soda, curds and leaving it for hours to ferment before they could be rolled out and deep fried.

This recipe of bhature is one that uses mashed potatoes to soften up the bhaturas. Moreover, also these bhaturas do not turn rubbery and chewy when they are eaten cold.

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Chole Bhature recipe - How to make Chole Bhature

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

For The Chole
1 cup kabuli chana (white chick peas) , soaked overnight and drained
1 tea bag or 1 tsp of tea leaves tied in muslin cloth
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak)
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
2 tsp chole masala
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
salt to taste

For The Bhature
1 cup plain flour (maida)
1/2 cup potatoes , boiled and grated
2 1/2 tbsp curd (dahi)
1/2 tbsp oil
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

For Serving
6-8 sliced onions
2 lemon wedges
Method
For the chole

    For the chole
  1. Combine the kabuli chana, salt, tea leaf tied in muslin cloth and enough water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Remove the tea leaf tied in muslin cloth and drain the kabuli chana. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds. Sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the onions, ginger and garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minute or till the onions turn translucent.
  5. Add the chole masala, chilli powder, dried mango powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin seeds powder, salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the kabuli chana, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Mash the kabuli chana once lightly with a help of a masher. Switch off the flame, keep aside.

For the bhature

    For the bhature
  1. Combine the flour, potatoes, curd, oil and salt and knead to make a soft dough using enough water.
  2. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and rest the dough for 20 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and roll each portion into a 150 mm. (6”) diameter circle using a little plain flour for rolling.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry the bhatures, one at a time, till they turn golden brown in colour from both sides.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Serve hot bhatures immediately with the chole, sliced onion and lemon wedges.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. While frying the bhature, press the centre lightly with a frying spoon so as to help it to puff up.
  2. Chole masala is a blend of spices which is readily available at most grocery stores.
Accompaniments

Aam ka Achaar, Mango Pickle, Punjabi Achar 
Gajar Gobhi Aur Aam ka Achaar 
Ker ka Achaar 
Panchranga Achaar 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy427 cal
Protein10.8 g
Carbohydrates50.3 g
Fiber12 g
Fat20.1 g
Cholesterol1.5 mg
Sodium16.2 mg

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Chole Bhature
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 on 07 Jul 18 04:21 PM


Hi dear Well, Chole-Bhature recipe is yummy and amazing. I m gonna make this recipe on this sunday, i am very happy to read your all recipe. thanks to share your recipes ideas.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them... Happy Cooking !!
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07 Jul 18 04:40 PM
Chole Bhature
5
 on 31 Mar 18 02:39 PM


I want to know that bhatura ..Can it be prepared with yeast ..If yes is their any change in taste if cooked without yeast
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, You can prepare it with or without both taste really good...below are the recipe for the same... https://www.tarladalal.com/Bhatura--How-To-Make-Bhatura-Punjabi-Bhatura-Recipe-2744r https://www.tarladalal.com/Bhatura-(-Bhatura-Yeast-Free-recipe)-30917r
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02 Apr 18 09:39 AM
Chole Bhature
5
 on 18 Oct 17 08:11 PM


Chole Bhature
5
 on 17 Sep 17 12:16 PM


tarlaji your chola bhatura recipe is very good.chola made soo testy even bhatura also soft and testy.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them... Happy Cooking !!
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19 Sep 17 05:10 PM
Chole Bhature
5
 on 20 Aug 17 02:16 PM


It''s very easy n tasty recipe. N also one dish meal.... make my Sunday happy n delightful...hubby liked it...ty for such a good recipe
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them... Happy Cooking !!
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21 Aug 17 08:57 AM
Chole Bhature
5
 on 07 Jul 17 11:50 AM


I have tried some of them and have to save them for future use. These Chole Bhature recipes are really helpful
Chole Bhature
5
 on 30 Apr 17 06:20 AM


This receipe is simply superb. We liked the taste of chole n bhature also.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Kashish, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
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02 May 17 09:04 AM
Chole Bhature
5
 on 02 Apr 17 08:00 PM


I tried and liked it so much.. Best recipe.thank u for sharing.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Shital, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
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03 Apr 17 08:39 AM
Chole Bhature
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 on 24 Mar 17 09:50 AM


Chole Bhature
5
 on 19 Mar 17 11:53 PM


Awesome recipe for bhatura! For the channa I too added tomatoes. Delicious!
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
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20 Mar 17 08:48 AM
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