India’s diverse culinary landscape is renowned for its rich flavors and aromatic spices. Amidst the myriad of delicious dishes, Chole Bhature stands out as a true people pleaser. Originating from the northern regions of India, this classic combo is a beloved street food and a favorite in households across the country. Today, we bring you an easy-to-make Chole Bhature recipe that will take your taste buds to the realm of pure bliss.
Chole (Spicy Chickpeas) Ingredients:
1 cup dry chickpeas (soaked overnight)
2 medium sized onions (finely chopped)
2 large tomatoes (finely chopped)
3-4 garlic cloves (grated)
1 inch piece ginger (grated)
2 green chilies (cut lengthwise)
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust according to the spice you like)
1 tbsp chole masala (easily available in stores)
salt to taste
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Fresh coriander (for garnish)
2 cups flour
1/4 cup semolina (semolina/rava)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 teaspoon sugar
salt to taste
water (as required)
Vegetable oil (for deep frying)
Chole (Spicy Chickpeas):
Sieve the soaked chickpeas and wash them thoroughly. In a pressure cooker, add enough water to cover the chickpeas and a pinch of salt. Pressure cook till they become soft and tender (approx 4-5 whistles).
Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and let them crackle. Then add chopped onions to it and fry till golden brown.
Add minced garlic, grated ginger and green chillies to it. Cook for a few minutes until the raw aroma goes away.
Add salt, red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and diced tomatoes. Cook until the tomatoes become soft and the oil starts separating from the spices.
Now add cooked gram to the spices and mix well. To achieve the correct consistency, add a little water. Add chole masala and garam masala and let the chickpeas cook for 10-15 minutes on low flame. Taste-testing is a good way to adjust salt and spices.
Garnish with fresh coriander and your delicious chole is ready to be served.
Bhature (Fried Bread):
In a mixing bowl combine flour, semolina, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt. mix well.
Combine the dry ingredients with the yogurt and vegetable oil. Add water gradually and knead the mixture into a soft and smooth dough.
Cover the dough with a wet cloth and keep it for at least 2 hours.
After it is set, make small balls of the dough. With the aid of a rolling pin, mold each ball into a circle.
Vegetable oil should be heated at a medium-high temperature in a deep frying pan. Gently put the rolled bhatura in hot oil and fry till it turns golden brown in color from both the sides.
Take out the bhatura from the oil and remove the excess oil using paper towels.
Chole Bhature is now ready, and your kitchen will be filled with an irresistible aroma. This delicious combo can be enjoyed with some pickled onions, green chutney and a slice of lemon. Be it a weekend breakfast, a special occasion, or simply satisfying your craving, this Chole Bhature recipe is guaranteed to win hearts and delight your taste buds. So, dive into this heavenly treat and experience the authentic taste of India’s culinary heritage. Happy cooking and bon appetit!