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Chole Bhature – an all purpose indian dish

Chole bhature is one of the those Indian dishes which are popular throughout the world . It’s easy to make and very tasty to eat , also you can make it as spicy or hot as you can handle . This is my recipe is my version of this classic Indian dish .

chole bhature

I love Italian food . Any kind of pasta or pizza . My new pig out food is Indian food . I eat Indian food for like three days a week . It’s so good . ~ Jennifer Love Hewitt

Ingredients :
  1. About 250 grams of chickpeas .
  2. Half a teaspoon of cumin seeds .
  3. Half a teaspoon each of turmeric , cumin , coriander and red chilli powder .
  4. One teaspoon of garam masala powder .
  5. Two ripe tomatoes and three large onions .
  6. About Fifty grams of ginger – garlic paste .
  7. Green chillies according to taste .
  8. Refined vegetable oil .
  9. Salt according to taste .
  10. Half a kilo of all purpose flour .
  11. A teaspoon of baking powder .
  12. Water .
 Procedure :

Wash the chickpeas and soak it for three to four hours .

Sieve the flour and add the baking power along with about half a teaspoon of salt to the flour before mixing them . Add about two teaspoons of oil the flour and mix again .  Gradually add water and kneed to make the dough and let it stand .

Roughly chop the onions , tomatoes and chillies  and keep them aside . Heat about twenty  – thirty ml of oil in a pan and heat it . Put the cumin seeds first , followed by the chopped chillies , onions and ginger – garlic paste . Sauté the onions for few seconds before adding the turmeric  , cumin , coriander and red chilli powder to the pan and then mix well . Add the  chopped tomatoes and stir again . Add the chickpeas , stir and then cover the pan for about five minutes.Add salt according to taste . Then remove the cover and add about 250 ml of water and cover again . Let it boil for about fifteen minutes , occasionally stirring  it and adding extra water if necessary . Add the garam masala powder and stir again . Check if the chickpeas have softened just enough to melt in your mouth . If not , then heat it for another five minutes , otherwise remove this pan from the fire and let it cool ( Let it have a little more water than the consistency you need in your dish as it will lose water while cooling ) . Add little butter for extra taste .

Put a lot of oil in a deep bottomed frying pan to deep fry the bhatura . Take about a fist-full of the dough and kneed it well before rolling it into a circular shape with a rolling pin . Slowly drop it into the oil and let it fry for about thirty seconds , occasionally turning it over for consistency on both sides . Repeat for the number of breads or bhature you need .

Garnish the chole with thinly chopped onions and fresh coriander leaves and a slice of lemon and there you have your chole bhature ready to be served . Do not wait for the dish to get cold as the bhature are softer and tastier when warm .