Nov 4, 2012

Chole Bhature- Punjabi Special

Chole bhature is a combination of chole (spicy chick peas curry) and fried bread called bhatura. It is mainly eaten in especially in Punjab and north India. Now it becomes very popular in all over India as a street food.
Chole bhature is traditional North Indian Punjabi classic cuisine. Bhatura is a soft leavened fried Indian bread made with flour, baking powder, oil and yeast. When fried, it puffs into a fluff and lightly golden Indian breadwhich served with white chickpea curry popularly called as Chole.
It is a heavy breakfast which is generally accompanied with raita or lassi. Chole bhature are served with onion, aachar and green dip. This time I serve chole bhature with dahi bhalle on very special occasion of Diwali. A complete meal for Punjabi thali. For this a great thanks to my lovely Mom.

Items On Punjabi Breakfast Thali

Indian Bread- Bhatura
Punjabi Special- Chole
Oil Free- Dahi Bhalla
Green Coriander Dip/  Green Chutney

Now check how to prepare Chole Bhature.

Preparation time: 8 hours
Cooking time: 35 Minutes
Serving: 4 people

For Chola
2 Cup Gm White Chickpeas/ Kabuli Chana, soaked and boiled
2 Medium sized Tomatoes, chopped
2 Green chili, chopped
2 Tsp. Ginger, grated
Salt to taste
2 Tsp. Chana Masala
1/4 Tsp. Garam masala
Red Chili Powder to taste
1 Tsp. Cumin seeds
2 Tbsp. Clarifying Butter
1/2 Tsp. Meetha soda/ Soda Bi carbonate
Green coriander, chopped for garnishing
1/4 Cup Tea Decoction for little flavour and black color

For Bhatura
250 Gm All-purpose Flour/ Maida
30 Gm. Semolina/ Suji
Soda water for dough
Mustard Oil
Vegetable oil for Frying


For Chola
Wash and soak the chole in water with little salt and meetha soda overnight. Now boil the chole with water in pressure cooker till to 5-6 whistles.
Heat the ghee in another pan on medium flame. Add cumin seeds, when cumin starts splutter. Add tomatoes, green chili, and grated ginger, sauté till to soft. Now add all spices and tea decoctions except salt. Cook for 10 minutes. Now add boiled chole and salt, cook for 10 minutes more. Add coriander leaves for garnishing.

For Bhatura
Combine plain flour, semolina, salt (a pinchful) with soda water for making stiff dough for bhatura’s. Now spread little mustard oil in bowl and keep the dough in bowl and cover it at least for 1 hour.
Now divide the dough into equal portions and roll it with the help of rolling pin. Heat the vegetable oil in wok, when oil is hot enough. Add bhatura in hot oil and fry it. Serve with hot chola’s and aachar.

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  1. Chole bhatura looks YUM !! one of my fav !!

  2. Wow drooling here..i would like to grab that plate

  3. Feel like inviting myself to your place, chole bhature i can die for.

  4. soda water is a nice add to the bhatura to make it instant

  5. The bhatura and chole both look fabulous and I will try with soda water next time when making bhaturas.

  6. I love each and everything on that plate, just exclude those green chillies! Yummy recipe dear! :)

  7. Love to try this. I make puris, but never this bhatures. Hope this Diwali will be spl with Bhaturas :)

  8. One of my favorites I can just die for... Nice clicks...

  9. Wanted to cook this since long time....will surely try ur version.

  10. what a lovely plate!! delicious!!! want to grab the plate from here!!! well done preeti!
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  11. I love that entire thali tempting!

  12. Wow thats an entirely drool-worthy plate :) Looks so yum..Thanks for linking it to our event!! :)
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  13. Nice post, I bookmark your blog because I found very good information on your blog, Thanks for sharing more informatiom


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