Thursday, December 29, 2011

Chole Bature Recipe

Chole bature, a spicy Punjabi recipe. A famous breakfast option in North India. Do not forget to have a glass of lassi with Chole bature. Its an awesome combination!! I have already shared the bature recipe with you. Today I am going to share the chola recipe.

Ingredients :

1. Kabli chana (chickpeas)- 1 cup
2. Salt to taste
3. Onion- 2 large
4. Tomato- 1
5. Red chilly powder- 2 tsp
6. Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tsp
7. Cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
8. Coriander seed- 1/2 tsp
9. Coriander powder- 1 tbs
10. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
11. Hing- 1/4 tsp
12. Bhuna garam masala- 1/2 tsp
13. Tamarind paste- 1 tsp
14. Butter- 1 tsp(optional)
15. Oil- 4 tbs

Soak the kabli chana in water for at least 24 hours. Keep changing the water in between. Now in a pressure cooker add the washed kabli chana , some water and little salt. Pressure cook the kabli chana on medium flame until 4 to 5 whistles come. Remove the cooker and let the steam evaporate. 
Meanwhile Chop the onion roughly. Keep some (2 tbs) chopped onion aside. Heat 2 tbs oil in a kadhayi and add chopped onion , chopped tomato and crushed coriander seeds. Let them fry on medium heat until the onion turns lightly brown. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool down. Blend the onion-tomato mixture in a mixer grinder. 

Heat remaining oil in kadhayi and add the paste. Keep frying the paste on low flame. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry until the raw smell goes. Add all the remaining masala powder and keep frying the paste. When the paste turns little dark, add the boiled chana to it. Mix well and let the chana get fried with the paste for 3 to 4 minutes. Add some water and cover the kadhayi. Let it cook over low flame. After 5 to 6 minutes, add salt and tamarind paste to it. Mix well. Cook over medium flame till the water dries up and reach the expected consistency. I prefer the kabli chana gravy to be mildly thick which is perfect with some paratha or puri. Adjust the salt level before turning off the heat. Add the scoop of butter to it and serve it hot with bature (for recipe click here). Sprinkle the chopped onion on top of it.

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  1. Chole batura is a winner combo and love it...Your recipe looks delish..

  2. I can eat this at any time. Perfect for this winter.

  3. Yes a winner combo as Reshmi said.And you have made them so very well.

  4. wonderful combo and I just love it..

  5. Chole Bathure...Yummy...Very well made

  6. the last pic makes me crave for a plate..HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and family

  7. Omg, wat a wonderful pair,makes me hungry.

  8. Chole all time very..Happy 2012!

  9. Simply irresistible!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  10. I LUV chole and batura anytime of the day and I mostly order the same at a local rest here. Your pics are making me drool here.
    Love Ash.

  11. An authentic one but tastes great..tempting clicks too!!
    Wishing you n your family a very Happy New Year !!
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    Erivum Puliyum

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  15. Chole bhature is the ultimate snack/ lunch food for me. Love it! This one looks yummy!!!

  16. The chole with the bature is very tempting, especially in this cold weather..


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