CHOLE BHATURE / CHOLA POORI

Bhature chole is popular around north-west India. It is usually eaten as breakfast, sometimes accompanied with lassi. Chole bhature is a combination of chana masala (spicy chick peas) and fried bread called bhature (made of maida flour) . This is most popular dish in allover  India in all restaurants.

Preparation Time:15 mints| Cooking Time : 30 mints|Severs: 10 bhature

 

Ingredients:

 

All Purpose flour/maida- 2 cups
Rava/semolina - 4 tbspn

Curd - 1/4 cup

Sugar - 1 tspn

Salt  - 1 tbspn
Baking powder - 1/2 tspn
Oil for deep frying

Water - as required

 

Preparations :

 

1. Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl , add water little by little and make it to a dough. Apply little oil on dough and wrap it. Rest the dough for minimum 2 hours over the counter-top.

 

2. After two hours divide the dough into equal size balls . Dust the ball with maida (all purpose flour) and roll it out into thin poori . Poori should not be too thin as roti.

 

3. Heat oil in a kadai, once the oil is hot. Keep the heat in medium and gently slide the rolled out dough into the hot oil. After a few seconds, press it with a ladle so that it will puff up nicely. Fry both sides until golden brown. Then remove it from the oil . Repeat the same process for the rest of the dough.

 

Serve the bhature with channa masala.

 

Here is the recipe link for making channa masala.

 

Notes :

 

Make sure that you have enough oil, otherwise the bhature will not puff up.

You can allow the dough to rest maximum of 4 hours.

Instead of curd you can also add 3/4 cup of butter milk. If using buttermilk reduce water accordingly.

 

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