Chole I Chana masala recipe

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Chole Bhature Recipe or chana bhatura is a popular North Indian or Punjabi breakfast dish. Boiled chickpeas are simmered in spicy onion-tomato gravy and served with puffed, fried, crispy and soft bhatura. This homemade chole bhature is made by preparing homemade spice powder which tastes rich in taste and also a hit in the house, everyone enjoy to have this dish . The gravy of this chole is spicy and made with typical onion-tomato Punjabi masala and Bhatura are puffed up so well and not that oily or greasy. Just try and enjoy !!!

Soaking time: 8 hours or overnight
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients – 

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Dry Kabul Chana – 3 cup soaked for 8 hrs or over night

Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon

Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon

Red chili powder – 1 ½ teaspoons

Garam masala – ½ teaspoon

Amchur powder or dried mango powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Coriander leaves – 2 tablespoons, chopped finely

 To prepare a dry powder –

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Bay leaves – 2 no’s

Cinnamon – 1 big or 2 small no;s

Clove – 4 no’s

Black cardamom / cardamom – 2 no’s

Pepper – 1/2 tsp

Procedure to prepare dry powder – 

Add all the above ingredients in a pan and dry fry till it becomes hot,allow it to cool

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Add fried ingredients into a mixer jar and run the mixer to make a powder and set aside.

How to prepare chole/chana for bathura –

Add soaked chana to a pressure pan , salt,add 3 bay leaves and a cinnamon

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Add 1 cup of water and pressure cook for 3 or 4 whistles, after cooking chana remove the spices from it and keep ready.

To make a paste or to grind – 

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Onion – 3 no’s chopped roughly

Tomato – 3 no’s chopped roughly

Green chilly – 1 single

Garlic – 8 cloves

Ginger – 1  inch

Add all the above ingredients into a mixer jar and grind to a paste by adding water

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Heat a pan by adding oil in it. when it is hot add cumin seeds allow it to sizzle

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Add prepared paste into it

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Fry it until oil separates from the edges,

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Add all dry spices and prepared powder together and combine altogether for 3 min stir fry.

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Add pressure cooked chana into it and bring it to boil cover the lid and cook in a low flame for 5 min.

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Add amchur powder /dry mango powder into it and mix properly. If gravy is too thick then add more water and simmer for 2-3 minutes. If gravy is too thin then let simmer for more time till you get your gravy.

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Finally add chopped coriander and turn of the flame. Add 1 tbs of butter to the gravy when you serve.

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Chole /chana is ready, keep it covered so it stays warm till you make bhaturas. Serve chole/chana with bhatura and enjoy with sliced onions with lemon wedges and chopped fresh coriander to enhance the taste of chole/chana bhatura.

 

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