Chole Bhature

Chole bhatureA famous Indian street food from Amritsar, Punjab. A must try !

Ingredients for Chole:

1½ C. Chick peas (soaked overnight)
1T. Tea leaves
2 Dried Indian Gooseberries
2 Onions (chopped)
2 tomatoes (pureed)
2-3 green chilies (slit)
1½ T. Chana Masala
½ T. Coriander powder
Salt
Oil

Ingredients for Bhature:

2½ C. Refined flour
½ C. Yogurt
½ T. Baking powder
1T. salt
2T. Sugar
Oil
A pinch of baking soda

Chole bhature

Recipe:

Start with preparing the dough for the bhatura. In a bowl sieve flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Mix yogurt, water and knead into a soft dough. Cover the dough and leave aside.

Drain the chickpeas and pressure cook with four cups of water. Tie tea leaves and gooseberries in a muslin cloth to form a bundle and add it to the cooker. Cook under pressure for around 12- 15 minutes or till completely cooked and soft.

Heat some oil in a pan and sauté onions and green chili till lightly brown. Add tomato puree and sauté till the oil separates. Add chana masala, coriander powder to it and mix well.

Add the boiled chickpeas with the cooking liquor and simmer for 15 minutes. Check for salt.

To make bhatura roll out five inch diameter diskettes of the prepared dough and deep fry till brown on both the sides. Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot with chole.

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2 thoughts on “Chole Bhature”

    1. I am not sure about fresh gooseberries but it is available in the frozen section in Indian stores(named as Indian Goosebery). You just have to thaw it before using and it is as good as the fresh one. You can also use the gooseberry powder.

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