Chole Bhature / Chickpeas and Fried Flatbread – Quick and Easy

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Ingredients for Chole:

  • 200 Grams Kabuli Channa/Chick Peas – Soaked over night
  • 1 Cup Chopped onion with 2 green chilies chopped
  • 2 Medium Sized Tomatoes
  • 1 Bay Leaf/Tez Pata
  • 1 Small Cardamom Stick/Dal Chini Stick
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric/Haldi
  • 1 tsp. Red Chilli/Lal Mirchi Powder
  • 1 tbsp Dry Mango/Amchur Powder
  • 1 tsp. Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp. Asafetida/Hing
  • Salt as per your taste
  • 1/2 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp. of Anar Dana/Pomegranate seeds

Make a powder of the Jeera (Cumin Seeds) & AnarDhana (Pomegranate seeds) and then blend 2-3 Tomatoes with it to give the tomato puree a black/brown color

Ingredients for Bhature:

  • 1 Cup Maida (All Purpose Flour)
  • 1 Cup Curd/Dahi
  • 1 Mashed boiled potato
  • 1 TBSP Sugar & Baking Soda & water syrup
  • Water to knead
  • Oil to Fry

Method for Chole:

  • Pre-Heat a Tawa/Griddle and Roast the Jeera (Cumin Seeds) & AnarDhana (Pomegranate seeds) and then transfer it to a blending jar with 2-3 Tomatoes and blend it into a tomato puree.
  • Pre-Heat a Pressure Cooker and add 4 TSBP of Oil
  • Add 1 Bay Leaf/Tez Pata & Add 1 Small Cardamom Stick/Dal Chini Stick
  • Add 1 Cup Chopped onion with 2 green chilies chopped
  • Add 1 tsp. Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • Give it a good mix
  • Add 1 Tsp. of Asafetida/Hing
  • Add the Tomato Puree which you blended with Jeera (Cumin Seeds) & AnarDhana (Pomegranate Seeds)
  • Mix it well and Add the Soaked ChickPeas/Kabuli Channa with the water in which it was soaked in.
  • Mix them well and Add Salt as per your taste
  • Add 1 Tsp. Turmeric/Haldi powder and 1 Tsp. of Red Chili/Lal Mirch Powder and 1 Tbsp. Dry Mango/Amchur Powder
  • Close the lid and keep for 6-7 Whistles
  • Serve it hot with Bhature

Method for Bhature:

  • In a mixing plate/bowl take 1 Cup Maida/All-purpose flour
  • Add 1 Cup of Dahi/curd/Yogurt
  • Add 1 Mashed peeled boiled aloo/potato
  • Add 1 tbsp. of Sugar & Baking Soda & 1 tbsp.  Water in a bowl and mix it well and then pour it over the flour
  • Knead it into a smooth dough
  • Rest the dough aside for 5-10 mins
  • Take a deep-frying kadai/pan or a cooking pot and add Oil to deep-fry
  • Take 1 small ball sized portion and roll and flatten it using a belan/rolling-pin
  • Dust it on both the sides with the flour
  • Fry the Bhatura/Flat-bread on both the sides for few seconds
  • Remove it once it puffs up and is cooked on both the sides evenly.
  • Serve it hot with the Chole.