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Bhature with Chole

 

A deep fried Indian bread usually accompanied with chole. It is mainly eaten in north India. This dish is very popular among students at various campuses across India. It is a heavy breakfast which is generally accompanied with lassi. Chole bhature are served with onions and achaar. There are different varieties of bhature available such as aloo bhatura (bhatura filled with boiled potato), paneer bhatura (bhatura filled with cottage cheese) etc. Here Ananda provides a simple and easy Chole bhature recipe.
 
Preparation Time : 40-50 minutes
Cooking Time : 1 Hour
Servings : 4
Category : Veg
Ingredients for the chole
  • 1 cup Kabuli chana (white chick peas), soaked overnight
  • 1 tea bag or tsp tea leaves, tied in a muslin cloth (optional)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped 12 mm (1/2") piece of ginger (adrak), grated 2 cloves of garlic (lehsun),
  • 2 tsp chole masala  ; 2 tsp chilli powder ; 2 tsp dried mango powder (amchur) ; 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi) ; 1 tbsp coriander (dhania) powder 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
 
Ingredients for the Bhature
Refined flour (Maida) 2 and ½ cups
ANANDA DAHI 1 and ½ cup
Baking powder ½ tea spoon
Soda bicarbonate a pinch
Salt 1 tea spoon
Sugar 2 tea spoon
Oil 2 table spoon
Method for Chole
  • For the chole Pressure cook the Kabuli chana with the tea bag for 3 whistles until they are soft.
  • Drain and keep aside. Discard the tea bag.
  • Heat the oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the onion, ginger and garlic and sauté till the onion is golden brown.
  • Add the chole masala, chilli powder, amchur, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin seed powder and salt and sauté for another minute.
  • Add the Kabuli chana and 1 cup of water and mix well. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
Method for Bhature
  • Place flour and baking powder, soda bicarbonate and salt in a bowl.
  • Mix well and pass it through a sieve. Mix Ananda Dahi with salt and sugar.
  • Add about a cup of water and mix gradually to make soft dough by light kneading.
  • Incorporate two tablespoons of oil into the dough and cover the dough with a wet cloth. Keep it aside for an hour.
  • Divide dough into sixteen equal portions. Roll them into balls. Cover and keep fermenting for ten minutes.
  • Grease your palms with a little oil and flatten the balls. Roll out into five-inch diameter diskettes.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep fry the Bhature on high heat till light brown on both sides.
  • Drain on absorbent paper.
Serve hot with the chole, sliced onion and lemon wedges
Tips
  • While frying the Bhature, press the centre lightly with a frying spoon so as to help it to puff up. Chole masala is a blend of spices which is readily available at most grocery stores.
 
Nutritional Value
Calories 187
Fat 42.16 g.
Carbs 78.04 g
Protein 11.68 g
 
There are 187 calories in 1 serving of Bhature.

Calorie breakdown: 51% fat, 42% carbs, 7% protein

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