You must have heard about the most popular Punjabi dish, enjoyed by everyone. It is divine and very fulfilling and can also be a little spicy; if you want it to be. Every Restaurant or Dhaba in India sells its own variation of the Chhole Bhature. I feel this is an ideal meal for weekends or holidays. The whole family will love this protein-rich and delicious Indian dish.

About Punjabi Chole Bhature Recipe

This punjabi chole bhature Recipe is very tasty and simple. Make sure you cook the chickpeas well and mash them a little to make them creamy. It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare the chole. The consistency of the curry is a personal choice- from thick to semi-dry and dry. Did you know the dish is also vegan? Chole Bhature recipe is truly a match made in heaven, and I assure you, your guests will relish every bite of it.

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Ingredients Required for making the punjabi chole bhature recipe:

  • 4 cups water
  • Black cardamom Crushed
  • 4 Green cardamom
  • 5-7 cloves
  • 1 small nut mace
  • 2/5 tbsp. tea
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/5 tsp Baking powder
  • 7 cup Flour
  • 3/4 cup Yogurt
  • 2 cup water
  • oil
  • onions chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Channa masala
  • chole
  • kasuri methi

Stepwise Instruction how to make punjabi chole bhature recipe:

Preparations

Step 1 -To make chole.
Step 2 -Add water to a pan.
Step 3 -To it add black cardamom, green cardamom, cloves, nut mace.
Step 4 -Crush everything and put it in a pan with the water in it.
Step 5 -To it add tea and let all the ingredients boil.

Cooking


Step 1
-Now take a cooker add overnight soaked chanas to it.
Step 2-To it add boiled tea water onto it.
Step 3-Add bay leaves, cinnamon, salt, turmeric powder, water, and baking powder.
Step 4-Cover the lid and let it whistle.
Step 5-Now take a bowl.
Step 6-Add flour to it.
Step 7-To it add yogurt and water.
Step 8-Mix it properly and make a dough of it.
Step 9-Add oil onto the dough and bowl so that it doesn’t stick.
Step 10-Cover the lid and let the atta set for a while.
Step 11-Now open the pressure cooker.
Step 12-To make masala for chole.
Step 13-Take a pan.
Step 14-Add onions, salt, turmeric, red chili powder.
Step 15-Mix it properly.
Step 16-Add tomatoes, Channa masala, and add chole to it.
Step 17-Mix all the ingredients nicely and let it cook for a while.
Step 18-Add some Kasuri methi on the top.
Step 19-Chole is ready.
Step 20-To make bhature.
Step 21-Add oil and make small balls out of the dough.
Step 22-Now fry the bhature.
Step 23-Chole bhature is ready.

How to make the Best punjabi Chole Bhature?

Who wouldn’t enjoy a yummy, soft, and wholesome meal for breakfast or lunch? Here are a few Chana Bhatura tips:

  • Soak your chickpeas in hot water for almost 2 hours if you did not soak them overnight.
  • Add some tea leaves or dried amla (gooseberry) while boiling the white chana to get the dark color.
  • Use anardana, lemon juice, tamarind, or dry mango powder to enhance the flavors.
  • Replace ghee with oil to make the Chole recipe Gluten-Free.
  • Knead the dough properly for about 6-8 minutes, and make sure it is soft and sticks to your fingers while kneading.
  • Always use some hot oil instead of dry flour to roll the bhatura.
  • The edges of your bhatura must be thicker than the center and those of a poori.
  • Gently slide the bhatura from the side instead of dopping it into the Kadai.
  • If you don’t have enough time to ferment the dough, add ENO fruit salt to the dough mixture.

Why try the Recipe? 

No one can ever get enough of this yummy Punjabi dish. You cannot talk about Indian food and miss chhole bhature. It is very famous and loved by all. Do people say it’s difficult? Have a look at the recipe to see how simple it is. Also, worthwhile with every bite you eat! The chickpeas used in the chole recipe have an excellent nutritious profile too.

The flavorful, extremely satisfying, and spicy Chole Bhature is literally the best combination you can have at any time of the day- breakfast, lunch, or dinner. A classic Chole Bhature plate has sliced onion, mango or green chili pickle, and lemon. Pickles enhance the flavor and add spiciness to the chole, whereas lemon juice brings a tangy taste. Some people even like aloo ki sabzi or a full plate of salad with their Chole Bhature, including onions, cucumber, tomato, and radish. Just serve hot bhatura straight from the Kadai with the tempting chole.

You can store both your Punjabi-style chole and bhatura dough in an airtight container in the fridge for about 3-4 days. I love my Chhole Bhature with some yogurt, buttermilk (lassi), or tea because it brings down the spicy note and gives a cooling effect. Try SpicYum Chole Bhature Recipe for your Sunday brunch or a get-together at your place! If you like this, you should also check out our Halwa Poori Chana Recipe.

Health Benefits of Chickpeas (Chole):

  • They are a good source of protein, fiber, several vitamins, and minerals that keep you full for a long time and boost overall health.
  • Chickpeas help with digestion and strengthen your bones.
  • It lowers the risk of cancer and controls blood sugar levels.
  • This grain legume is rich in zinc, magnesium, choline, and selenium, which promote brain health.

Punjabi Chole Bhature Recipe

An easy recipe for tangy chickpea curry with fluffy and soft fried bhatura. Here’s the Best Chole Bhature recipe for you!
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Prep Time 8 hrs
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 8 hrs 35 mins
Course Breakfast, Lunch
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 836 kcal

Equipment

  • Pan
  • Pressure Cooker
  • Bowl
  • Frying pan
  • Fry pan

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups water
  • Black cardamom Crushed
  • 4 Green cardamom
  • 5-7 cloves
  • 1 small nut mace
  • 2/5 tbsp. tea
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/5 tsp Baking powder
  • 7 cup Flour
  • 3/4 cup Yogurt
  • 2 cup water
  • oil
  • onions chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Channa masala
  • chole
  • kasuri methi

Instructions
 

  • Preparations
    -To make chole.
    -Add water to a pan.
    -To it add black cardamom, green cardamom, cloves, nut mace.
    -Crush everything and put it in a pan with the water in it.
    -To it add tea and let all the ingredients boil.
  • Cooking
    -Now take a cooker add overnight soaked chanas to it.
    -To it add boiled tea water onto it.
    -Add bay leaves, cinnamon, salt, turmeric powder, water, and baking powder.
    -Cover the lid and let it whistle.
    -Now take a bowl.
    -Add flour to it.
    -To it add yogurt and water.
    -Mix it properly and make a dough of it.
    -Add oil onto the dough and bowl so that it doesn't stick.
    -Cover the lid and let the atta set for a while.
    -Now open the pressure cooker.
    -To make masala for chole.
    -Take a pan.
    -Add onions, salt, turmeric, red chili powder.
    -Mix it properly.
    -Add tomatoes, Channa masala, and add chole to it.
    -Mix all the ingredients nicely and let it cook for a while.
    -Add some Kasuri methi on the top.
    -Chole is ready.
    -To make bhature.
    -Add oil and make small balls out of the dough.
    -Now fry the bhature.
    -Chole bhature is ready.

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Nutrition

Calories: 836kcalCarbohydrates: 172gProtein: 25gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 949mgPotassium: 354mgFiber: 7gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 134mgIron: 11mg
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