Saturday, November 27, 2010

Chole Bhature



Ingredients:
For Chole:
1.      1 cup kabuli channa (white chick peas)
2.      1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
3.      1 cup tomato puree
4.      1/2 cup red onion paste
5.      1 teaspoon ginger  paste
6.      2 teaspoon chole masala or garam masala
7.      2 teaspoon chilli powder
8.      1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
9.      1 tablespoon coriander powder
10.  2 bay leaf
11.  1 small cinnamon stick
12.  4 tablespoon oil
13.  Salt to taste
14.  1 teaspoon lemon juice
15.  1 tea bag or tea leaves (optional)
For Bhature:
1.      2 cup plain flour (maida)
2.      1/2 cup yogurt
3.      1 tablespoon oil
4.      Salt to taste
5.      Oil for deep-frying,
Method:
For Chole:                                  
1.      Soak overnight kabuli channa.
2.      Pressure cook the kabuli channa with the tea bag until its get soft than drain and keep aside and discard the tea bag.
3.      Heat the oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds.
4.      When the seeds crackle, add bay leaf, cinnamon, onion paste, and ginger till the onion paste is golden brown.
5.      Add tomato puree and cook for 3 minutes.
6.      Add the chole masala, chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander - cumin seed powder and salt and cook for another minute.
7.      Add the chole and 1 cup of water and mix well. Simmer for 5 minutes.
8.      Garnish with coriander and tomato sliced.
For Bhature:
1.     Combine the flour, oil, yogurt and salt and knead into a stiff dough, use water as needed.
2.     Knead the dough very well till it smooth.
3.     Cover the dough and rest 4 to 5 hours.
4.     Divide the dough into equal parts and roll out into long circles (oval)  or circles.
5.     Deep fry in hot oil till the bhaturas puff up and both sides are golden brown.
6.     Serve bhaturas with chole, sliced tomato, chili and lemon pickle as u wish.

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4 comments:

Manu said...

I have eaten this here in Sydney at a restaurant and LOVED it! I already knew chole but bhature was an absolute discovery for me! It is so tasty! Another one of your recipes that I have saved!!! Thanks so much Daksha!

Ringo-chan said...

Those bhature look so light and puffy. I love food that has heaps of flavour and spices. Mmm looks great for winter!

Daksha said...

Manu thanks for ur kind and apprisating words. Plz try and reply bhature recipe outcome.

Daksha said...

@ringo-chan thanks my friend for visit my space and ur lovely words. yes it's very good for winter!

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