About the Dish:
Chole Bhature is a popular North Indian dish consisting of spicy chickpeas curry (chole) served with deep-fried bread (bhature). The chole is made with a combination of aromatic spices, onion, tomato, and ginger-garlic paste. The bhature is a soft and fluffy bread made with all-purpose flour, yogurt, and a little bit of baking powder. This dish is known for its rich flavors and is often enjoyed as a breakfast or brunch. It is commonly served with pickles, onions, and yogurt on the side.
|Onion||1 large, finely chopped|
|Tomato||2 medium, pureed|
|Ginger-Garlic Paste||2 tablespoons|
|Spices (Cumin, Coriander, Turmeric, Red Chili Powder, Garam Masala, Amchoor – Dry Mango Powder)||As per taste|
|All-purpose flour||2 cups|
|Baking Powder||1/2 teaspoon|
|Oil||For deep frying|
- Step 1: Soak the chickpeas overnight or for at least 6 hours in water. Drain and rinse.
- Step 2: Pressure cook the soaked chickpeas with water, salt, and a tea bag for added flavor, until they are soft and cooked through.
- Step 3: Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Once they splutter, add chopped onions and cook until golden brown.
- Step 4: Add ginger-garlic paste and cook for a minute. Then, add tomato puree and cook until the oil separates.
- Step 5: Add the spices (cumin, coriander, turmeric, red chili powder, garam masala, and amchoor) and cook for a minute.
- Step 6: Add the cooked chickpeas along with the water they were cooked in. Simmer for about 10 minutes until the flavors are well-blended.
- Step 7: While the chole simmers, prepare the bhature dough by mixing all-purpose flour, yogurt, baking powder, and salt. Knead into a soft dough using water if necessary.
- Step 8: Divide the dough into small balls and roll them into flat circles or oval shapes.
- Step 9: Heat oil in a deep pan and deep fry the rolled bhature until they puff up and turn golden brown.
- Step 10: Serve the hot chole with the freshly fried bhature. Garnish with chopped onions, pickles, and a dollop of yogurt.