Monday, June 27, 2011

Chole Bhature

(Chole Bhature is a popular dish from Punjab. What better way can one find to warm up for the colder months than with some tasty hearty meals for the family)

Ingredients :

For Chole :

1 cup garbanzo beans (kabuli chana) soaked in water overnight,

2 onions , 1 tomato , 4-5 cloves of garlic , 1 inch ginger ,

2 tbspn oil , 2 tspn Everest chole Masala , Salt to taste ,1/2 tspn Amchur powder

1 potato boiled ad peeled ,1.5 tspn red chilly powder 1 tspn tea powder, 3/4th cup water

For Bhature :

1 cup Maida , ½ cup Sooji , 1 tbspn yogurt , ½ tspn baking baking powder ,

½ tspn sugar , salt to taste , 1 tspn oil.

Oil to fry

Procedure :

For Chole :

Pressure Cook the soaked garbanzo beans . Blend onion , tomato , garlic and ginger in the blender.

Heat oil in a nonstick pan and add the blended onion tomato mixture. Saute well till it looses most of the moisture , turns dark brown. Mash the boiled potato and add it to the pan. Adding boiled potato helps to get a thicker curry.

Add the garbanzo beans , salt to taste , red chilly powder , amchur powder and mix well

Heat 3/4th cup water and add a teaspoon full of tea powder. Let it come to a boil and strain the water directly into the Chole pan. This step is optional but it help get a dark color to the curry. Add water to adjust the consistency to your liking. Let it simmer for about 15 minutes .Serve hot with a wedge of lemon and onion on the side.

For Bhature :

Mix yogurt and a little water and stir well. Add Sooji and let it soak well for couple hours. Add all purpose flour (Maida) + Salt + Water + Sugar + Oil and knead a dough of the mixture. Let it sit for couple more hours. Make cookie size ball and roll it with a rolling pin. Heat oil in a pan to fry and fry till golden brown. Serve hot with Chole.


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