Thursday, July 23, 2009

Chhole Bhature




Chhole Bhature is one of the most popular dish of northern India. It seems to have originated in Punjab though it is considered as one of the delicious fast food item throughout the country. It is basically a complete and heavy breakfast item which is generally accompanied by coled Lassi or hot tea. Chhole Bhature is a combination of 'chhole' (Spicy chickpea curry) and fried bread called 'Bhatura' (made of maida). My recipe for chhole bhature may not be the authentic style of making Chhole Bhature but I tried to make it more tasty by changing some of the ingredients and I m sure you will enjoy it.

Bhatura

Ingredients:
2 cups maida or all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 tbsp. cup yogurt
1 tsp. sugar
1 tbsp. Oil
Salt
Water as required
Oil for Frying.

Method:
1. Mix all the ingredient (except oil for frying) in a bowl and knead properly to from a soft and uniform a dough. Keep it aside for 8 to 10 hours.
2. Take a small ball of dough and rolled into a desired shape like chapatti.
3. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry Bhature in oil.


Chhole

Ingredients:
2 cups Chick peas
2 Large Potato (diced)
1 Large onion (grated)
1 tbsp. Ginger-garlic paste
2 Bay leaves.
2 Cardamom
2 cinnamon stick
3 clove
2 Whole red chili
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. coriander powder.
1. roasted cumin powder
1 tsp. red chili powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 cup tomato puree
1 tsp. Sugar
Salt
Oil
1 tsp ghee
Coriander leaves

Method:
1. Soak Chick peas overnight in water and pressure cook along with the potato pieces adding little salt.
2. Take out the potato pieces and fry it until becomes golden brown. Keep it aside.

3. Heat 2 to 3 tbsp oil in a pan. Add bay leaves , red chili's, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves. Fry it for a minute and then add grated onion and ginger garlic paste. After a couple of minute add turmeric powder chili powder , cumin powder and coriander powder. Add little water and fry the masala until oil gets separated from it. Add cooked Channa (chick peas), fried Potato pieces salt, sugar and tomato puree. Stir well and cook for 6 to 8 minute with occasional stirring. Add garam masala powder and water for gravy. Cover it and let it cook until the gravy becomes thick. Take it out from fire and add 1 tsp of ghee.
4.Garnish with coriander leaves and thin sliced onion rings and slice of lemon and serve along with bhatura.



17 comments:

Nithya said...

Looks bright and yummm... :) wish I can have it right away..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow.....all time favourite combo...looks spicy and yum...

Prathibha said...

I love this anytime...would like to grab that plate

Pavithra said...

oh wow thats fav for everyone .. seeing this i am totally tempted..

VMAirandEarth said...

This is also a very popular dish in Trindad & Tobago where my husband is from. It's called Trini doubles. I wish I could transport it from the computer to my table.

http://myerecipecorner.blogspot.com said...

Vahre vah very delicious!

Preety said...

this is my fav combo ..i can have this anytime of the day..looks so good on your thali:)

Vibaas said...

looks perfect! Yum!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Kaha ho yaar aaj kaal....

Sunshinemom said...

My first time here. You have a lovely blog and yummy recipes:). The chhole bhature looks delicious!

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meeso said...

Looks so good and is making me hungry :)

Claire said...

I just love love them, they are my favorite, this makes me so so hungry :)

Samantha said...

very yummy post!

Alankar Pachupate said...

Cholle can also be eaten with "Paav".
Awesome taste.

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