Punjabi Chole Bhature Recipe | Delhi Snack Recipe : Chole Bhature is a popular street food of north India. And the best version chole bhature is Amritsari Chole Bhature. It is a heavy dish and you can have it in breakfast or dinner. It is a combination of delicious, spicy chickpeas and very spongy, fluffy, deep fried bread. It is served with onion salad and gajar ka achaar. It is a mouth watering dish and no one can hate this and I can bet on this. Come to Delhi at morning or evening, you can easily crowded stalls of chole bhature anywhere. My mom makes chole bhature at home quite often. Today I am going to share my mum’s recipe of delicious chole bhature with you. So let us start…
Prep time: 15-20 mins | Cook time : 30 mins | Serves : 6-7
INGREDIENTS FOR Chole Bhature :
Ingredients for bhature
- Maida (Fine flour) – 500 gm
- Curd – 1 cup
- Baking Soda – 3/4 Tsp
- Salt – To Taste
- Water – To knead dough
Ingredients for chole
- Chickpeas (Kabuli Chane) – 3 cup
- Onion – 2
- Tomato – 2
- Green Chili – 4-5
- Ginger – 1 inch
- Oil – 3 Tbsp
- Tea Bag – 1
- Bay leaf – 2
- Red Chili Powder – 1 Tsp
- Coriander Powder – 1 Tsp
- Cumin Seeds – 1 Tsp
- Asafoetida – 1/4 Tsp
- Salt – To Taste
- Coriander Leaves
- Fenugreek leaves
HOW TO MAKE Chole Bhature ?
QUICK STEPS :
- Soak the chole overnight or for 5-6 hours.
- Drain them and wash with fresh water.
- Add salt (to taste), 1 tea bag and water to it. Add chole and boil them.
- Take a pan and add oil to it.
- Heat it and add 2 bay leaf and cardamom.
- Add 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp fennel seeds, 3/4 tsp asafoetida.
- Add ginger.
- Add chopped onions, tomatoes and green chilies to it.
- Add boiled chole.
- Add 1 tsp red chili powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp garam masala to the pan.
- Add fenugreek leaves and coriander leaves.
- Mix it and simmer it for 10-15 minutes.
To make Bhature:
- Take a big bowl and add maida to it.
- Add baking powder, baking soda and salt to it.
- Add yogurt and oil to it.
- Knead dough and add water if needed.
- When done, cover it with damp cloth.
- Make small balls and flatten them with rolling pin.
- Take a pan and add oil to it. Heat it
- Deep fry bhaturas.
- Serve hot bhature with spicy chole.
BRIEF COOKING PROCESS :
Preparation For Chole : Take 3 cup chole and soak it overnight or for 5-6 hours. You can also add 3/ tsp of baking soda to it. At morning, drain the chole and wash 2-3 times with fresh water. Now take a pressure cooker and add 2 glass of water to it. Add salt (to taste). Add chole to the pressure cooker. Now add 1 tea bag it will help in dying the chole in black color.
How To Cook Chole : Take a pan and add 2 tbsp oil/clarified butter to it. Heat it and add 2 bay leaves to it. Add cardamom, 1 tsp cumin seeds and 1/4 tsp asafoetida to the pan. Allow them to sizzle. Now add grated or finely chopped ginger to it and sauté it for 3-4 minutes. Add finely chopped onions to it and simmer it until it turns golden brown in color. Add finely chopped tomato and green chilies to it. Stir it. Now add boiled chole to the pan. Give a stir. Now Add spices to it. Add 1 tsp red chili powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp garam masala to the pan. Mix it thoroughly. Add 1 glass of water. Rub Fenugreek leaves between your palm and sprinkle on chole. Add finely chopped coriander leaves to it. And simmer it for 10-15 minutes.
Prepare Dough For Bhature : In a big bowl, take Maida flour (Fine Flour) and pour 2 tsp of Ghee/refined/Clarified Butter in it. Mix it gently. Add 1 cup of yogurt to it. To make it softer, add some water and knead it. To avoid lumps knead it with warm water. Rub it with your fingers and palm until the dough becomes soft. When the Dough is ready, cover it with damp cloth and keep it aside for 15-20 minutes. Learn the techniques to knead dough perfectly. Click here…
Make Balls From Dough : Now make balls from dough and flatten each ball with the rolling pin into big sized puri. You can also make stuffed bhatura. For that take 2-3 boiled potatoes and add 1/2 tsp red chili powder, 1 tsp coriander powder and coriander leaves to it. Now stuff the small ball with the filling and then flatten it.
How To Cook Bhature : Take a pan and add required oil/clarified butter to it. Heat it. Now add bhatura to the pan and deep-fry it on medium flame until it turns golden in color. Fry it from both sides carefully and lightly. Take Out Bhature with the help of slotted ladle, to drain extra Ghee or oil.
Serve hot bhature with hot spicy chole curry.
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