Chole bhature Recipe / Chick Peas Masala

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Chole bhature Recipe

Chole bhature is a combination of chana masala and fried bread called bhature from India. It is one of the most popular punjabi recipe which is now liked almost all over India.
Submitted by Sheetal Menon

Method of Preparation


For Bhature

  • 2 cups All purpose flour (Maida)
  • 1 pouch Yeast
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • Salt to taste

For Chole

  • 1 Can Chick peas - cleaned and washed ( garbanzo beans)
  • 1 onion (white) (very finely chopped)
  • 1 tomato (with or without seeds) (very finely chopped)
  • Ginger - 1 inch (finely chopped)
  • 3 garlic flakes medium size (finely chopped)
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp oil to cook
  • 1/2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 lemon - juice
  • Salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup Cilantro washed and cleaned (Finely chopped)

Preparation Methods:

For Bhature

  1. Take yeast and soak in lukewarm water for 5-10 minutes
  2. Take all other ingredients and mix well. To this add the yeast and make asoft dough like for chapattis. If need be add a little water and keep aside for 4-5 hours, the longer kept, the better it is.
  3. Roll like poori but this needs to be kept thicker than poori. Fry like poori till both sides are golden brown.

For Chole

  1. Start heating the pan on medium flame, and then add 1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp ghee. Once heated very well, add cloves, cumin, fennel seeds, bay leaves.
  2. Add finely chopped onions, till translucent.
  3. Add ginger and garlic (finely chopped) wait for a min
  4. Add finely chopped tomatoes and mix very well.
  5. Add red chilli, turmeric, Garam masala.
  6. Add chick peas and cover the pan with a lid and let it cook for 3 mins.
  7. Add 1 cup water and let it cook for about 10 mins. Keep stirring every 3-4 mins. To make sure the peas don't stick to the bottom.
  8. Add salt and 1 tsp sugar and again let it cook for a min, then turn off the flame...YOUR CHOLLE MASALA IS READY!!!
  9. Add cilantro and lemon juice to garnish it.

To Serve:

Chole bhature masala can be served with Roti, naan, rice...

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