Chole Bhatura (Chickpeas in Spicy Gravy with Indian Bread)

Chole Bhatura

Part 1 - Bhatura (Indian Bread)

2 1/2 c
refined flour (maida)
1/2 c
1/2 tsp
baking powder
soda bicarbonate
1 tsp
2 tsp
2 tbsp

Place a flour and baking powder, soda bicarbonate and salt in a bowl.

Mix yogurt with salt and sugar. Add this to flour and add a cup of water and mix gradually to make soft dough by light kneading.

Incorporate 2 tbsp of oil into the dough and cover the dough with wet cloth and keep it aside for and hour.

Divide the dough into sixteen equal parts, roll them into balls. Cover and keep them to ferment for 10 minutes.

Grease your palm with little oil and flattened the balls.

Roll the balls into five inch diameter diskettes.

Heat sufficient oil in a pan and deep fry bhatura on high heat till light brown on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

Part 2 - Chole (Chickpeas in Spicy Gravy)

1 c
chick peas
1/2 tsp
soda bicarbonate
3 tbsp
clarified butter
potatoes (quartered - medium size)
onion (chopped - medium size)
1 tbsp
coriander powder
1 tbsp
cumin powder
2 tbsp
red chilli powder
to taste
1 tbsp
garam masala powder (hot spices powder)
1 tbsp
dry mango powder
1/2 tsp
black pepper powder
tomatoes (chopped - large)
2 tbsp
fresh coriander leaves

Soak chana for at least 6 hours. Drain. Add 3 cups of water and half a tsp of soda bicarbonate to the chickpeas and cook in a pressure cooker till done.

Heat clarified butter in a pan and fry potatoes until soft. Remove and place on absorbent paper and set aside.

In the same clarified butter, add onions and saute till pink.

Add coriander powder, cumin powder and red chilli powder and saute again.

Add boiled chickpeas ans salt.

After 5 minutes add garam masala powder, dry mango powder and pepper powder and cook for 2 minutes.

Add potatoes and tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with bhatura.


Serve bhatura and chole with onion slice and lemon.

Yield: 4 Servings
Category: Main Dish
Contributor: Kajal Thakkar