Chole bhature

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Preparation Time:  3-4 hours

Serving: 2-4 persons

Ingredients –

For Chole

  1. Boiled Chick peas (Kabuli Chana) – 2 cup
  2. Boiled potato – 1 medium size
  3. Oil – 2 tsp
  4. Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  5. Cinnamon stick – 1 inch
  6. Green cardamom – 1-2
  7. Chopped onion – 1 medium
  8. Ginger paste – 1 tsp
  9. Garlic paste – 1 tsp
  10. Tomato puree – 1 cup
  11. Salt –to taste
  12. Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  13. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  14. Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  15. Green chilly –2-3 (you can also use red chilly or powder)
  16. Black paper – 2 pinch
  17. Kasuri methi (fenugreek leaves) –1 tsp
  18. Gram masala – ½ tsp
  19. Coriander leaves – for garnishing

For bhature

  1. All-purpose flour (Maida) – 1 cup
  2. Curd – ½ cup
  3. Baking powder – 1 pinch
  4. Sugar – ½ tsp
  5. Salt –1 pinch
  6. Ajwain – 2 pinch

Method –

  • Take a bowl, add plane flour, sugar, salt, Ajwain and mix all together.
  • Now with help of curd prepare the dough of the mixture.
  • When the dough is ready, take few drops of oil on your hands and knead the dough for 7-8 minutes until it becomes smooth.
  • Cover the dough and keep it in room temperature for 1 ½ hours.

Chole

  • Keep the pan/kadai on medium heat, add cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, and cardamom and sauté for few second.
  • Add onion and cook for 1-2 min till it turns light brown, now add ginger paste, garlic paste, and tomato puree into the pan.
  • After cooking for 2-3 minutes add all the masala into the pan.
  • Keep stirring the ingredients every 1-2 minutes on medium heat.
  • The oil has starts floating over the mixtures this indicates that masala is ready.
  • Now add 1 ½ – 2 cup water into the pan, mix them and cover it with a lid so that the gravy start boiling quickly.
  • When masala started boiling, add boiled chick peas and potato.
  • Add salt to taste and kasuri methi, mix all together cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Chole is ready, garnish with coriander leaves before you serve.

Note – You can adjust the thickness of chole by adding some water according to taste.

Bhature

  • For bhature heat the oil in a Kadai /pan.
  • Apply dry flour on your palms and prepare the dough balls.
  • Take a dough ball, bind it with the flour and roll them (using rolling pin) into oval or round shape.
  • Place the oil on high to medium flame for frying. Fry the bhatura until it turns golden brown from both the sides and place it on a dry plate. Repeat same process for all the dough balls.
  • Bhature is ready. Serve with Chole and Onion Salad.
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