Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Chole Bhature

Wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous New Year 2018 !!
Bhature chole is a famous Punjabi dish which is a combination of chana masala and bhatura, which is a fried bread made from maida or all purpose flour.I have prepared chole many times and we used to have it with roti.This was the first time that I tried making bhatures and we realized that having chole with bhature-the combination is so delicious that you shall never want to have chole with roti anymore :P My son loved them too and had bhatures as-is just like he eats puris.

all purpose flour/maida
lukewarm water
chickpeas/kabuli chana
tea bags
green chillies
turmeric/haldi powder
red chilly/mirchi powder
coriander/dhaniya powder
cumin/jeera powder
chole masala powder
coriander leaves/dhaniya patta

Method -
First prepare the dough for the bhature as per the below steps.
Take maida in a large bowl.
Make a well-like in the center of the maida.
Add curd,salt and sugar in that well.
Mix it with a spoon.
Now add some oil and mix.
Add little warm water and knead the dough.
Knead the dough really well.
It should be a soft and smooth dough.
Keep it covered with a wet muslin cloth.

In the meanwhile the bhature dough is kept covered, prepare the chana masala as below.
Wash the chana and soak it in water for 7-8hours or overnight.
Boil the chana with water and 2-3tea bags.
The tea bags give a nice brown colour to the chick peas.
Roughly chop the onion,tomatoes,green chillies and coriander leaves.
Make a paste of ginger and garlic.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan/kadhai.
Put in the onions and fry till light brown.
Add in the ginger-garlic paste.
Fry it for a while.
Add the chopped tomatoes,salt,haldi,mirchi,dhaniya,jeera powder.
Let it cook till the oil separates out.
Now add the boiled chanas.
Add sufficient water as the gravy.
Put in the chole masala powder and cook for 5min.
Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.

Now to fry the bhatures -
Prepare round balls out of the dough.
With some maida roll with a rolling pin into an oval shaped puri.
Heat oil in a deep pan.
Fry the bhatures till light brown on both sides.
Chole bhature is ready to serve.