Jul 18, 2008

Recipe of Chole - Batura

Chole bhature (Hindi: छोले भटूरे) is a combination of chole (spicy chick peas) and fried breads called bhature (made of maida flour). It is mainly eaten in North India and along with chole seems to be have originated in Punjab. It is a snack food often sold by vendors on the street, and is commonly eaten for breakfast. Chole is also known as channa masala or chole masala. Chole bhature are very popular in major urban cities.
400 g flour / Maida
25 g curd
2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Oil for deep frying

Mix sugar, salt and curd. Add flour into it. Mix well and bind a soft dough. Keep aside, covered for 2- 3 hours ( recommending to keep in a Tupperware container / box ) . Knead the batura dough again and divide into small portions. Flatten them to form rounds ( just like puri). Fry batura one at a time till it puffs up. Turn over till both sides are golden brown. Serve with chole .



Kabuli channa / white channa – 250 g
Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon
Salt – 1 teaspoon

Masala ingredients
Ginger – garlic paste – 2 tablespoon
Red chilly powder – 1 ½ teaspoon
Coriander powder – 2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder- ¼ teaspoon
Garam Masala ( spice powder ) – ½ teaspoon
Mix all the masala ingredients.

Tomato puree – 1 cup
Home made tomato puree
Poke 4 tomatoes ( if you don’t poke the tomatoes; they may explode inside the microwave oven ), microwave high for 4 minutes; so that the skin of the tomatoes can be peeled off easily. Once the skin is off, blend it nicely with a blender / spoon. You will get thick tomato puree.

Onion – 3 , finely chopped
Salt – to taste
Oil – 2 teaspoon


Wash and soak Kabuli channa / white channa for 6-8 hours , add 1teaspoon turmeric powder and salt and pressure cook for 25 – 30 minutes.

Heat oil in Kadai / frying pan. Fry chopped onions till brown on slow flame. Add masala ingredients. Saute it slowly for 5 minutes. Add tomato puree, cooked channa and salt. Mix it well. Cook on a slow flame for 15 – 20 minutes till the gravy thickens. Serve with Batura. You can decorate with chopped onion , lemon wedges and coriander leaves.


Anonymous said...

hello niya
just tried this as my first ever chole recipe and it's wonderful! thanks ever so

Anonymous said...

it was wonderful
only one suggestion is that pls put videos

thank u