Chole Bhature


It is a combination of tangy and spicy chick peas with the fried bread called bhatura. Very famous dish from Punjab (India).

Chole

Difficulty-Easy

Preparation Time-20 min+ soaking time

Cooking Time-40-45 mins

Serves-4-5

Ingredients

Chick Peas-225 gms(7 Handful)

Onion-2 Medium chopped

Green Chilli-2

Red chilli powder-1 1/2 tsp

Chana Masala-4 tsp

Garam Masala-1/4 tsp

Bay Leaves-2

Cloves-10-12

Cinnamon/Dalchini-2 inch stick

Black Cardamom-3

Coriander Powder-1/2 tsp

Amchur-1 tsp(dry mango powder)

Ginger-2 1/2 tsp

Garlic Cloves-6 grated

Shahi Jeera-1/2 tsp(caraway)

Tamarind Pulp-3 tbsp

Tea Bag -2 (or decotion of 2 tea bags)

Salt -To Taste

Method

Clean and soak chick peas for at least 4-5 hours(preferably overnight)

In a muslin cloth tie 2 tea bags,2 black cardamom,5 cloves.

Boil chick peas with enough salt ,1 tsp ginger paste,2 garlic cloves, and drop the muslin cloth .Add enough water to cover your peas .Cook  in a pressure cooker on medium heat (will take about 20-25 mins) keep checking.

In a large pan add 4 tbsp of oil add caraway seeds let it splutter then add chopped onions cook till translucent. To the pan add  red chilli powder , grated ginger and garlic and cook on medium flame for 2 minutes.

Reduce the  heat and 4 tsp of chana masala and stir .Add the boiled chick peas and give it a stir.

Add garam masala,dry mango powder,coriander powder,cook for 3-4 mins

To the boiling chick peas add the tamarind pulp and  salt to taste .

Pressure cook chick peas for one to two whistles.

Garnish  with fresh coriander and serve hot with bhatura,naan,tikki

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Bhatura Recipe

All Purpose Flour-2 cup

yoghurt-1/4 cup

salt-1/2tsp

Sugar-1/4 tsp

Baking Powder-1 tsp

Water-As required

 

In a bowl  mix all the ingredients together and knead in to a soft dough(not too hard). Rest the dough,cover  with wet muslin cloth for at least an hour.Knock the dough back after an hour a knead again and cover.

(Best result, if the dough is done a night before).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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