Chhole Bhature

Cooking time
60 mins
6 people
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Chhole Bhature


For chole-

  • 2 cup chickpeas (channas)
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1 stick cinnamon (dalchini)
  • 3-4 cloves (laung)
  • 1 tsp whole pepper corns (sabut kali mirch)
  • 3 green cardamom  (choti elaichi)
  • 2 black cardamom (badi elaichi)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 tsp chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 1 tsp coriander powder (dhaniya powder)
  • 1 tsp cumin powder (zeera powder)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (zeera)
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida (heeng)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup onions (chopped)
  • 1 cup tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 tsp ginger (chopped)
  • 1 tsp garlic (chopped)
  • 1 tsp ajwain
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 green chili (chopped)
  • 1 tea bag
  • 1 Tbsp butter

For Bhaturas-

  • 2 cups maida (refined flour)
  • 1/2 tsp yeast, dissolved for 10 minutes in luke warm water
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • Water to knead
  • Oil for frying


For chole:

Step1:  In a pan add oil, bay leaf, cinnamon, cumin seeds, cloves, whole pepper corns, green and black cardamom.

Step2: After it gets brown add chopped onions and saute it.

Step3: After sauteing add chopped ginger and garlic.

Step4: Then add turmeric, chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, asafoetida, salt and fry well.

Step5: For de glazing the pan add little water. Now add the chole (soaked overnight and pressure cooked) to the masala.

Step 7: After stirring well add tomatoes, little sugar and salt to the chole (chickpeas).Now add ajwain, chopped green chilies and water for the base.To get the color in the chole, add a tea bag to the masala.

Step8 : Simmer the chole gently for an hour and cover it.Add lime juice and a dollop of butter to it.

Step9: Garnish the chole with coriander and butter.  Serve the chole hot with bhaturas

For Bhaturas:

Step1 : Knead the whole wheat flour, maida and salt together with adequate amount of water.

Step2: Sprinkle the yeast on top. Leave it for 2-3 hours for the yeast to work.

Step3: Divide it into equal portions. Roll out in an oval or round shape.

Step4: Deep fry till golden brown, like a puri.

Step5: Serve.