Chole Bhature

Chole Bhature

Ingredients

For chole

  • 1 cup kabuli chana, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 tsp jeera
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2″ piece of adrak, grated
  • 2 cloves of lehsun, grated
  • 2 tsp chole masala
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp amchur powder
  • 1/4 tsp haldi
  • 1 tbs pdhania powder
  • 1 tsp jeera powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste

For bhature

  • 1/2 cup maida
  • 1/2 cup potatoes, boiled and grated
  • 1 1/2 tsp oil
  • salt to taste
  • Oil for deep-frying

For serving

  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 lemon wedges

Method

For chole

  • Pressure cook Kabuli chana till 3 whistles until they are soft. Drain and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add jeera seeds. When seeds crackle, add chopped onion, adrak and Lehsun and sauté till the onion is golden brown.
  • Add chole masala, chilli powder, amchur powder, haldi powder, Dhaniya powder, jeera seed powder and salt and sauté for another minute.
  • Add Kabuli chana and 1 cup of water and mix well. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Keep aside.

For bhature

  • Combine the flour, potato, 1½ tsps of oil and salt and knead into firm dough without using any water
  • Cover with a wet muslin cloth and rest the dough for 10 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal parts and roll out into circles of 5″ diameter.
  • Deep fry in hot oil till bhaturas puff up and both sides are golden brown.
  • Serve hot with chole, sliced onion and lemon wedges.

Tips

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