That consists of two main components Chole a spicy and flavorful chickpea curry, and Bhature, which are deep-fried bread made from refined flour (maida). This dish is often served as a breakfast or brunch item in India and is also a popular street food.
Here’s a basic recipe for Chole Bhature.
Ingredients for Chole.
1 cup dried chickpeas (chana) or canned chickpeas.
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, finely chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
1-inch piece of ginger, minced
2-3 green chilies, chopped adjust to taste.
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 Red chili powder adjust to taste.
Salt to taste
Fresh coriander leaves for garnish
Ingredients for Bhature.
2 cups all-purpose flour (maida)
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
Water for kneading
Cooking oil for deep frying.
A.If using dried chickpeas, soak them overnight and cook until they are soft. If using canned chickpeas, rinse them well.
B. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Let them splutter.
C. Add chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
D. Add minced garlic and ginger, and sauté for a few more minutes.
E. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they become soft and the oil separates.
F. Add all the spices (coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric, garam masala, red chili powder, and salt). Cook for a few minutes.
G. Add the cooked or canned chickpeas and simmer for 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld. If needed, add some water to achieve your desired consistency.
H. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
A. In a mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, yogurt, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
B. Slowly add water and knead the dough until it’s smooth and elastic. You can add a little oil to the dough to make it soft.
C. Cover the dough and let it rest for 2-3 hours.
D. After resting, divide the dough into small portions and roll them into balls.
E. Roll out each ball into a flat disc using a rolling pin.
F. Heat oil in a deep pan for frying. The oil should be hot but not smoking.
G. Carefully slide the rolled dough into the hot oil and fry until they puff up and turn golden brown on both sides. Be sure to press gently with a spatula to help them puff up.
Serve the hot Chole with the freshly fried Bhature for a delicious and satisfying meal Enjoy it with some pickles or yogurt on the side if desired.