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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Chole Bhature

                                                                                   
Today's preparation although may seem to you like a common meal, but it comes with a twist. As the title suggests , the entire dish is without any onion,garlic or tomatoes. You may also term it as satvik aahar ( as this Choley  preparation doesn't have Onions, Garlic or even tomatoes). I remember during my erstwhile days in hometown Haridwar, after a Holy dip in the cool and crystal clear Ganges, one was always drawn towards the food stalls near the embankments and gorge upon such delicious bhaturas and choles. So i recommend that all my blogger friends visit Haridwar at least once to have a view of the Ganges in it's full elements and then proceed towards the Himalayas. Trust me friends, you would relish this experience for the rest of your lives. Till then here is the recipe : 



                                            Bhaturas
                                                 
Ingredients:
1 kg All purpose flour
2 tsp Yeast
2 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1 cup Yogurt
2 tbsp Refined oil
1/2 cup Water (warm)
Little bit of salt


Method:
Take 1/2 cup of lukewarm water in a bowl and add sugar and yeast in it. Mix well and leave this untouched for 15 minutes in a warm place in your kitchen counter. Seive flour, salt, baking powder together in a broad mixing bowl. Make a hole in the center and add yeast liquid, refined oil and yogurt. Knead for 5-10 minutes to make a soft and pliable dough. Now drizzle a few drop of oil to coat dough. Cover with a cling film and keep this in a warm place for 4 hours in summers and 8 hours in winters.
                                                                       
Knead the dough for 3-4 minutes and then make equal sized balls out of the dough.Keep little flour in hand as you might need this while rolling the dough. Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan on medium flame. Lightly flour a board and start rolling one dough ball into a round shape or into long oval shape. To check if the oil temperature is ready, pinch a very small amount of dough and drop it into the oil, if it pops up immedietely on top then the oil is ready. Carefully slide one bhature at a time into the oil and press gently in the center, splash hot oil over the top of bhature. When it swells, flip it  and deep fry like pooris. Drain and remove from oil, fry the remaining bhatures in the same manner and serve hot bhatures with chole masala.


                                         Chole
                                           
Ingredients:
BOIL CHOLE WITH THESE INGREDIENTS:
2 cups Chole (Garbanzo- soaked overnight)
2 tsp Tea leaves 
2 Black Cardamom, slightly crushed
2 tsp Carom (ajwain) seeds
Pinch of Baking soda
Salt according to taste
3 cups of Water


Take a piece of muslin cloth, place tea leaves, crushed cardamoms, carom seeds in it and tie the cloth in a knot to make a sack. Boil the chole in a pressure cooker with salt, 3 cups of water, pinch of salt and soda along with that masala sack. After first whistle, cook on low flame for 20 -25 minutes. Drain out the water and keep aside for later use. Discard the  masala sack (potli) from the chole. 


Ingredients:
FOR MASALA:
1" inch Ginger, finely chopped
2 tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp Dry Ginger powder (sonth)
2 tsp Red chilly powder
3 tsp Mango powder (amchur)
3-4 Green chillies, slit from center
2 Bay leaves
2 tbsp Oil


 *GARAM MASALA TO ROAST AND POWDER:
3 tsp Coriander seeds (saboot dhania)
3 tsp Pomegranate seeds (anardana)
2 Star Anise (javitri phool)
1/2 tsp Black pepper balls
Small portion of Nutmeg (jaiphal)
2 Green cardamoms (ilaychi)


Method:
In a pan dry roast all the spices that are mentioned above * on low heat till the spices release nice aroma and light in color. Let this cool down and then powder the spices in a blender. After keeping 1/2 tsp powdered masala aside for later use, mix the rest of the roasted + ground masala to the boiled chole. 
Heat oil in a pan on medium flame, add cumin seeds, chopped ginger and green chillies. Add red chilly podwer, 1/2 roasted + ground masala (which was kept aside), bay leaves and fry for a minute. Add chole in the pan and mix well. Stir and fry for few minutes. Add boiled chole water, adjust the salt. Cover and cook for another 10 minutes on low heat. Remove from heat and add amchur and mix it thoroughly. Serve Chole with hot fried Bhatures.
                                                                     

99 comments:

  1. Its 7.30 in the morning and I am ready for this chole bhature..its looking that awesome..

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  2. ohhhhhh-.... Chole luks soooo tempting... ur this dish reminds me of Haldiram's(Haridwar) & OM Sweets (Ggn)... Saturday menu :-)...Amrita

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  3. oh my god, it is dinner time here and i cant control my temptation.looks awesome

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  4. My my chole bhatura looks so gud ....I like your version of chole ...n the bhatura is just so so tempting

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  5. Thats an absolute mouthwatering & tempting meal!!!! The chole looks yumm too & im sure the absence of garlic & onion is not missed even a bit ;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  6. mouthwatering platter want to eat full.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous and tempting, dear! Now I want nothing, but chole bhature! Loved the recipe.

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  8. Your version of chole looks so wonderful Deepa. I would definitely wanna visit haridwar to take a dip in the ganges and to eat these yummy bhature :)

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  9. It looks so amazing! What a perfect comfort food! :)

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  10. wow. You are killing me... the chole bhature super yummy.....can u pass to me..

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  11. Who wont love this gorgeous combination... Looks yum.

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  12. now I really wish ami jodi bangalore e thaktam. sure tomar bari astan eta khete. akdom dokaner moto hoeche dekhte. kalkei oke bolchilam anekdin chola bhatura khaina. ar co incidentally tumi aji post kore aro barie dile ichheta.

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  13. Now you are really tempting me... you could send this over to the Fried event happening at our space..

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  15. batura & chole looks so inviting....yummmm

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  16. छोले भटूरे देख कर तो मुँह में पानी आ गया है।

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  17. slurrrp very tempting and mouth watering chole batura.
    indu srinivasan
    kattameetnatheeka.blogspot.com

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  18. Nice n tempting chole batura,one of my fav breakfast..looks delicious n yummm..loved the no onion-garlic-tomato version...

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  19. wow! Chole bhature looks so inviting. I'm mouthwatering here :)

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  20. Tempting me to grab it from the screen. Can I come home?

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  21. hoo..its my breakfast time..i need that yummy platter...can i have some?? looks so delicious...very interesting chole masala recipe...bookmarked!!!

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  22. Superb commbo and I also prepare chole, some what in a similar way..But, this recipe sounds like a winner, bookmarking this..Ahh..baturaaaa..I want one DEEPS

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  23. The pics r making me so so hungry its dinner time haaa..yumm

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  24. Mouthwatering combo,pictures are superb..tempting

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  25. Delicious combination of tangy and spicy chole with batura irresistible.

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  26. looks really tempting.. great combo.. everyone's fav..

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  27. Great combo....I love chole batura....YUM!!

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  28. this is sheer torture Deepa, its lunch time here and am hungry...I always find it little difficult to manage bhature..now u have shown me the way...

    daruuun hoyeche...ekhane pathiye dao plss...

    sukanya

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  29. Looks fantastic feel like grabbing the plate.

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  30. Chole bhature looks awesome perfect. My favorite.

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  31. Perfectly puffed up bhature :) Love this dish to the core. I just had it last day at a restaurant :)

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  32. Bhature and chole look so good. I will surely try this as it has no onions,garlic and tomatoes which to me means less cutting ;) and the end result looks so fab.So nothing can stop me from trying this.

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  33. Wow! I am always amazed by the multitude of delicious flavors and seasonings used in Indian cooking. This sounds delicious. I would love to visit India some day:)

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  34. OMG, it is tempting like anything. It is my all time favorite. I eat this whenever i see this in office canteen forgetting that its deep fried. Yummy....

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  35. I am simply drooling over the chole .....the combination of Bhatura n Chole is always a fav !

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  36. Chole looks really mouth-watering, deepa..always love this classic dish, last weekend I made for dinner

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  37. The chole is simply. It is the classics such as this I crave for the most than the burgers and what nots. Those things never stay in your memory for a long time.

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  38. chole batura is my fav. the dish looks yummy , well presented

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  39. Such a nice flavored chole & perfectly puffed up bhature! Looks very inviting. Now, you are making me hungry with this :)

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  40. My fav too... and onion-less tomato-less version is new to me...

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  41. WOW!! Love chole-bhature. This looks awesome. Am drooling here..

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  42. my all time favorite....so so so tempting

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  43. Just looking at the pics give me hunger pangs and it's not even LUNCH time yet... I love it!

    A great recipe, Deepa :-)

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  44. Still to try chola without onion nd garlic ,platter looks delicious

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  45. Wow! This is one of my most favourite street food!! I am bookmarking this mouthwatering dish :)
    http://www.ruchikrandhap.blogspot.com/

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  46. Wav... those pics of Bhatura's itself so tempting..yummy combo!

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  47. It looks so good that I started craving for this now!

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  48. Hi..I am new to your space...Wonderful looking chole bhature...happy to join you dear...Do visit me at http://muchmorethanahomemaker.blogspot.com/ and check my version....
    Cheers

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  49. wow Deepa this looks soo yummy that i wanna hav it all...:)..its my all time fav...:)

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  50. mmm...I would LOVE this entire meal! delicious!

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  51. This looks super delicious and yummy. Adding tea leaves is a different take here. Bookmarked :)

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  52. Give me that platter of chole bhatura everyday n I will not complain for months! A match made in heaven ~ your pics are extremely droolworthy:)
    Us Masala

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  53. Awesome and winning combo! Way too tempting :)

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  54. Ahhh I'm drooling ......one of my fav all time cuisine . Love ur chola recipe n the lovely pics too.

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  55. Wow...this is my favorite breakfast recipe....looks absolutely delicious.

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  56. That chole is making me drool . I'm bookmarking this recipe

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  57. This looks so delicious! I could have this for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Lovely!

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  58. Chole Bature is my fav dish. Its looks awesome and so inviting.

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  60. excellent presentation deepa...Am craving now..:PP
    Tasty Appetite

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  61. Deepa am inviting myself over - such lovely bhaturas and the chole looks yum-tum girl- love it !!

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  62. hey deepa...bhaturalooks really yummylecious...

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  63. oh so tempting gal!!!! i want it right now...yummooooo!!! so perfecta nmd delicious..

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  64. Woww.. such an authentic recipe. Looks so yummy.. Its one of my fav. combinations :D I am drooling now.. Gosh.. I need some food :D

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  65. Looks so good and a super yummy recipe!

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  66. A pure vegan delicious recipe..... thanx a lot for this preparation di...

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  67. These look simply great. These are my favorites. On a weekend I usually make this for breakfast. I love the combination a lot.

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  68. I cannot resist myself seeing such a lovely fulko bhature and yummilicious chhole. Absolutely marvellous. Excellent presentation.

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  69. wowww... i drooling here.. coming der to have this. send address k.. :0

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  70. OMG , this looks and sounds delish !
    And the masala's in there are fantastic!
    Must try this one coz i simply loveee chick peas and u have the best bhature's around , u do!
    Am soo hungry now....

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  71. yummm yumm the chole looks so tasty and the baturas look just perfect.

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  72. Always a winning combination

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  73. hey!, I am so surprised, I make this chole just like you well not exactly the same way a lot more, I got this recipe from my sister's neighbour, when she was in Gujarath, as It is quite a process I make this rarely like some special occasions when I have friends coming for dinner, actually today I made this, only thing is I add onion and garlic!, I should try it without them sometime. looks beautiful!, I will post it soon! and try your version too soon as my kids love Channa :)thanks for sharing

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  74. Hey sorry I think I was trying to write the comment properly and something happened and deleted my own last comment and had to type again :) sorry, sorry please.., I had forgotten that I had already commented on this post!, getting into chole too much

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  75. wow mouthwatering Deepa I love chole rec and this looks exquisite will try this soon and let u know:)

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  76. OMG! what a fluffy perfect batura and chole....I am feeling hungry right now:) Looks wonderful dear.

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  77. This is my favorite food.....I wish I was your neighbor....will definitely try this....as of now running to haldiram to have some...Thanks for sharing.

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  78. Awesome n addictive Chole Masala with Fluffy Batura Dear.Delish

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  79. wondering if you can revise the "method" section, as it is unclear where the amchur and cumin seeds come in...

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  80. Will try this; am searching around for different Chole combinations.
    Thanks!

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