Chole Bhatura Recipe – Vegan
A piece of hot & puffed-up bhatura with a tangy & spicy chickpea curry with salad and pickle on the side, what else can you ask for? Well, yes we are talking about the Chole Bhature recipe, which is loved by North Indians. This delicacy has Punjabi origins and thus you can imagine the taste of this dish. Here’s how you can make it at home with detailed instructions explained with step-by-step images.
How to make Chole Bhatura
Step 1 Pressure cook the chickpeas
To prepare the chole, soak chickpeas in water overnight or for 6-8 hours. Then, put a pressure cooker on high flame and add the soaked chickpeas in it along with salt to taste and 1 tea bag or you can also put 2-3 tea leaves and wrap it in a cloth. Cook the chickpeas for 15-20 minutes.
Step 2 Saute the onion
Meanwhile, put a pan on medium flame and heat a little oil in it. Add the cumin seeds and sliced onion to the pan. Saute the onion till golden brown, then add minced garlic, ginger and onion paste. Saute the ingredients for a few seconds until the raw smell of garlic goes away and then add tomato puree.
Step 3 Add spices and cook the chole
Once the oil is separated, add turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder and chana masala. Cook the tomato-onion mixture for another two minutes, and then add cooked chole with little water. Stir well to mix the masala with the chole or the chickpeas. Check salt and allow it to cook for a few minutes. The chola is done! You can garnish with chopped onion and coriander leaves.
Step 4 Prepare the dough
Now for making the bhaturas, combine together all-purpose flour or maida and wheat flour or atta in a dough kneading plate. Then add salt and oil to it. Mix well. Add yoghurt to the flour mixture and knead the dough well. You can add a little water and knead the dough. When it is done, cover the dough with a kitchen towel and allow it to rise.
Step 5 Cook the bhatura and serve
Now, put a kadhai on high flame and meanwhile, take equal quantities of the dough and roll big size puris (bhatura). When the oil is hot enough, carefully add these bhaturas to the oil and deep fry. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Then take a plate and serve Chola bhatura hot!
Ingredients of Chole Bhatura
- 2 cup soaked overnight chickpeas
- 2 chopped onion
- 1/4 cup tomato puree
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- 5 cloves garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 1/2 teaspoon chana masala powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon ginger
- 3 tablespoon onion paste
- salt as required
- 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
- 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3 teaspoon yoghurt (curd)
- refined oil as required
- salt as required
- 1/4 tablespoon wheat flour
- 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves