Monday, March 20, 2017

Chole bhatura recipe | Chole bhature recipe | Chana masala recipe | Bhatura recipe

Today I am going to share you the most popular recipe from Punjabi cuisine, chole bhatura or chole bhature which is usually served for breakfast or lunch. Chole or chana masala is the best combination with fried leavened flat bread, bhatura.

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Author: Naga Harisha
Recipe Type: Breakfast / Lunch
Cuisine: North Indian 
Serves or Yields: 3 to 4

Ingredients for bhatura or bhature: 

  • All –purpose flour or maida – 2 cups
  • Curd – ½ cup or required amount or you can use butter milk of your choice
  • Sooji – 2 tbsps
  • Oil – 1 tbsp + to deep fry
  • Baking powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt – ½ tsp or required amount
  • Sugar – 1 tsp

Procedure for bhatura / bhature:

  • Take all-purpose flour or maida into a mixing bowl, add Sooji (here by adding sooji batura will be puffed up little longer time), add sugar, baking powder, salt to taste and mix all the ingredients well. 
  • Now add tbsp oil, curd (Here instead of curd, buttermilk can be replaced) and mix it well completely. Make into hard dough and grease the dough with some oil. Knead the dough well for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Cover the dough with a wet moist paper napkin or cloth and rest the dough for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Heat some oil to deep fry on a medium heat, on other side take the rested dough and knead it well for few seconds. Divide the dough into equal portions. 
  • Take a dough ball and cover the remaining. Dust the dough ball with some flour and roll it in a circular disc shape. Make sure Roll it neither too thin nor thick. Dust off the excess flour, transfer to other plate and do the remaining in same process.
  • When the oil is enough hot to deep fry on a medium flame. Now slowly drop the rolled bhatura. Once it starts to raise, gently press it with slotted ladle from all the sides. Here as shown in the video, you can see bhatura puffed up nicely. Fry until golden colour from both the sides. (It doesn’t take much time to deep fry).
  • Once this is nice and done, transfer to other paper napkin plate with slotted ladle or wire skimmer. Repeat the same process for the remaining.
  • Serve this hot bhatura or bhature along with chana or chole masala for breakfast or lunch.

Ingredients for chole or chana masala:

  • Chana – 1 cup 
  • Curry leafs - sprig
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 inch size
  • Green chilies – 2 slit or adjust according to your taste
  • Tomatoes – 2 large sized
  • Onion – 1 large size finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves – 3 to 4 finely chopped
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp or required amount
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp or required amount
  • Dry mango powder – 1 tsp or required amount
  • Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Oil – 3 tbsps
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
  • Ginger and garlic paste – 1 tbsp

Procedure for Chana or Chole masala:

  • Wash chana or chole well in water and soak in a cup of water for overnight or even you can use canned chick peas of your choice, but when you are using canned chickpeas thoroughly wash it under running cold water.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker pan on medium heat , add bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cumin seeds and saute it once.
  • Add finely chopped onion, curry leaves, turmeric powder. Mix it well completely and cook these onions until light golden in colour.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste, green chilies and saute it well for few seconds or until raw smell goes out from ginger and garlic paste.
  • Now add finely chopped tomatoes or (even you can use tomato puree of your choice), add coriander powder, salt to taste, red chili powder, dry mango powder, garam masala powder and mix it well completely, cook until tomatoes are nice and soft or mushy.
  • Now at this point add soaked chana which is soaked for overnight, add 1 ½ cups of water. Mix it well completely and pressure cook this for 5 to 6 whistles on a medium heat.
  • Once this is done, turn off the flame and allow pressure to settle down completely on its own.
  • Here as shown in the video, chana is well cooked. add coriander leaves and mix it well completely. If you feel there is still little watery consistency cook for 2 more minutes on a medium flame. Once this is nice and done turn off the flame and serve it into serving bowl.
  • Serve this hot chana or chole masala along with bhatura or bhature for breakfast or lunch.

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