Chole-Bhature is a very famous North Indian Punjabi dish. This delicious combo is generally served for breakfast or lunch. It is often a part of ceremonial feasts too.
Bhatura is the bread served with curried chole (chickpeas). This bread is made by kneading the flour with yoghurt to ferment the dough and then rolling them and deep frying them.
Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –
Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Yields
20 mins 30 mins 50 mins 3-4 Serving
All purpose flour (maida) – 3 cups
Yoghurt – ¾ cup
Salt per taste
Soda bi carbonate – one pinch
Baking powder – ½ teaspoon
Sugar – ½ teaspoon (optional)
Oil – 2 tablespoon + for frying
- Sieve all-purpose flour well.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the sieved flour, soda bi carbonate, baking powder, salt & sugar. Mix properly.
- Now add yoghurt and oil, knead all together to make smooth dough.
- Rest this dough covered with wet cloth for 1-2 hours and let it ferment.
- Grease your palms with few drops of oil & then divide dough in small balls of about 4 inch diameter each so they don’t stick to your hands and then with palms flatten the dough round balls.
- Now using a rolling pin, roll out these flattened dough in oval shaped bhaturas, stretch with hands from both ends slightly with out breaking them.
- Deep fry in pre heated oil in the wok or large pan. Let them brown slightly from both sides.
Note: Serve hot with Chana or Chole masala (I have posted this dish recipe earlier, look out for it). Yummy!
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