Chole Bhature Recipe, How to make Amritsari Chole Bhature Recipe

My favorite dish Amritsari Chole Bhature recipe from Punjabi Cuisines! I just love to see Chole Bhature in a restaurant when served to others. Not that I am spying somebody food but when I look at the hot Bhatures with served with raita and salad. I forget all the calorie part and straightaway order for my favorite dish. It’s also one of Mumbai’s favorite fast food.

There are various versions of Chole Bhature in Punjab-India. However I though of making the authentic Amritsari Chole Bhature for my family and share with my readers. Honestly it turned out damn delicious and tasty. My dad, mom, guests and my pet were drooling over them. Even the Bhatures were damn neat. I felt these home-made were anyday than those served in a Dhaba or a five star restaurant :)….A must try..

I make chole bhature quite often as hubby loves them. Chole Bhature is one most famous street food from Amritsar – Punjab and also quite popular in Mumbai. There are various kind of recipes made from chole like chole patties, tikki etc.

To make Chole is simple however Bhature consists of kneading so bachelors will have to put some extra effort. But your efforts would be worth it! Also please note for this Amritsari Chole Bhature you have to start preparing from a day advance.

For Chole 8 hours to be soaked overnight + 30 mins cooking till tender and Bhatura 2 hours 20mins ( 2 hours Or to be kept overnight with a damp cloth)

Lets make Step by Step Amritsari Chole Bhature Recipe:

1.Very important soak choles in in water overnight.

Amritsari Chole Bhature

2.Dip Tea Bags and Black Cardamom in the choles. Pressure cook Choles until 5 whistles or more until they are cooked and tender.

Amritsari Chole Bhature

3.Once cooked discard the tea bags. You can keep the Black Cardamom in the Chole’s thats fine. Make puree of Onion. Keep it aside. Also make Tomato Puree and keep aside.

Amritsari Chole Bhature

4.Take a Pan and keep on low heat. Now roast Cumin seeds, Cumin Powder, Coriander seed powder, Chili powder, Green Cardamom. Also add Fennel seed Powder, Turmeric, Pepper corn, Cloves. Don’t forget to roast Mace, Cinnamon sticks as well. Roast for 2 mins on low flame. Keep this aside. Use only 1 t/s of this garam masala powder else your choles will taste spicy and more of masala.

Amritsari Chole Bhature

5.Take a big vessel Or wok add 2 tbsp Ghee. Once hot saute shahi jeera along with bay leaves. Once they crackle. Add Ginger-Garlic paste, chopped Ginger and saute. Now add chopped onion. Saute for a minute more.

Amritsari Chole Bhature

6.Put onion puree and saute for 3 mins Or Until golden brown in color.

Amritsari Chole Bhature

7.Combine 1 t/s of roasted masalas and saute for 3 mins more.

Amritsari Chole Bhature

8.Add tomato puree and saute for 2 mins more.

Amritsari Chole Bhature

9.Its time to add cooked Chole’s. Combine all of them and mash some choles with the back of spoon.

Amritsari Chole Bhature

10.Add water as consistency required. Add Lime juice, anardana powder, amchur powder and salt as per taste.

Amritsari Chole Bhature

11.Cook for 5 to 7 mins more. Switch off the gas. Garnish with few coriander leaves.  Your Amritsari Chole is ready. Serve hot with fried Bhatures!

For Bhatura:

1.Sieve flour, semolina, salt and Baking Powder.

Amritsari Chole Bhature

2.Add yogurt, oil, warm water.

Amritsari Chole Bhature

3.Combine all with your fingers to knead. Knead for 15 to 20 mins unless it shapes into a smooth ball. The more you knead the better your dough would be.

Amritsari Chole Bhature

4.Now cover this with a damp cloth and keep in a humid place. The best place would be in your oven with the light on. You can keep this dough overnight but my Bhatures were great in 2 hours. I just kept them aside for 2 hours to rest.

Amritsari Chole Bhature

5.You form medium sized balls about 2 inches and roll them with a roller.  Dust some flour before rolling.

Amritsari Chole Bhature

6.Shape them into round shape as you make rotis but keep the thickness slightly thick than Rotis (Indian Bread). You can roll them into round shape or even triangular shape looks great. Please don’t cut them with a cookie cutter else it will not puff up so take care of thsi part. Roll out each balls indivdually.

Amritsari Chole Bhature

7.Now take a deep frying pan add oil. Wait until oils is fuming. Now gently place Bhatures and fry one by one. Keep the gas on medium heat. Give some pressure with the back of spoon while frying Bhaturas. Fry from both sides and it should be light golden brown. Please don’t burn them :)

Amritsari Chole  Bhature

8.Place the fried Bhaturas on paper napkin to remove excess oil. Bhaturas taste great once hot so fry them just before eating.

Amritsari Chole  Bhature

9. Serve with Amritsari Chole with hot Bhatures along some salad or raita. Also you can club with Sweet dahi or chutney along with your Amritsari Chole Bhature.

Amritsari Chole Bhature

Check some more Mumbai street food like pav bhaji, ragda patties, sev puri, kulfi, omelette, bhurji, sandwich and dosa on my blog.

Amritsari Chole Bhature recipe details below:

Amritsari Chole Bhature
 
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Chole bhature a very famous street food from Amritsar Punjab - India it's a must try!
Maria@flavorsofmumbai.com:
Recipe type: meals, vegetarian dish, brunch
Cuisine: Indian Cuisine, North Indian Cuisine
Serves: 6 to 7 people
Ingredients (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
For Amritsari Chole Bhature:
  • 300 gms Chole (Chick Peas)
  • 4 Tomato Puree
  • 2 Bigsized Onions ( 1 Onion Puree other chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Peppercorn (kalimirch)
  • 1 tbsp Fennel (Saunf) Powder
  • 1 tbsp Cumin (Jeera) Powder
  • 1 tbsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric (Haldi)
  • 1 tbsp Coriander seed (Dhaniya) Powder
  • 2 tbsp Red Chili Powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 2 to 3 Cinnamon sticks (dalchini)
  • 1 Large Black Cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
  • 1 Green Cardamom (hari elaichi)
  • 5 to 6 Cloves (lavang)
  • 1 Mace (Javitri)
  • 2 Tea Bags
  • 1 tbsp Garlic paste (lehsun)
  • 1 tbsp Ginger paste (adrak)
  • 1 inch Ginger chopped
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 3 Bay Leaves (tejpata)
  • 1 tbsp Shahi Jeera
  • ½ Lime Juice
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • ½ t/s Amchur (Mango powder)
  • 1 tbsp Anardana powder (Pomegranate Seed Powder)
  • 2 cups Water or as consistency required
  • Salt as per taste ( I have used Rock salt+White salt)
For Bhatura:
  • 3 cups Flour ( 1 took 2 cups Refined flour and 1 cup Wheat Flour)
  • 5 tbsp Semolina (Rava)
  • 2 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil Or Vegetable Oil
  • 10 tbsp Thick Yogurt (dahi)
  • 4 to 5 tbsp Warm Water
  • 3 cups Oil
  • Salt as per taste
Instructions
  1. Very important soak choles in in water overnight.
  2. Dip Tea Bags and Black Cardamom in the choles. Pressure cook Choles until 5 whistles or more until they are cooked and tender.
  3. Once cooked discard the tea bags. You can keep the Black Cardamom in the Chole's tha'ts fine. Make puree of Onion. Keep it aside. Also make Tomato Puree and keep that aside.
  4. Take a Pan and keep on low heat. Now roast Cumin seeds, Cumin Powder, Coriander seed powder, Chili powder, Green Cardamom. Also add Fennel seed Powder, Turmeric, Pepper corn, Cloves. Don't forget to roast Mace, Cinnamon sticks as well. Roast for 2 mins on low flame. Keep this aside.Use only about 1 t/s of this masala else your choles will be super hot and will taste too much of masalas. So add as per your taste preference
  5. Take a big vessel Or wok add 2 tbsp Ghee. Once hot saute shahi jeera along with bay leaves. Once they crackle. Add Ginger-Garlic paste, chopped Ginger and saute. Now add chopped onion. Saute for a minute more.
  6. Put onion puree and saute for 3 mins Or Until golden brown in color.
  7. Combine roasted masalas and saute for 3 mins more.
  8. Add tomato puree and saute for 2 mins more.
  9. Its time to add cooked Chole's. Combine all of them and mash some choles with the back of spoon.
  10. Add water as consistency required. Add Lime juice, anardana powder, amchur powder and salt as per taste.
  11. Cook for 5 to 7 mins more. Switch off the gas. Garnish with few coriander leaves. Your Amritsari Chole is ready. Serve hot with fried Bhatures!
  12. For Bhatura: Sieve flour, semolina, salt and Baking Powder.
  13. Add yogurt, oil, warm water.
  14. Combine all with your fingers to knead. Knead for 15 to 20 mins unless it shapes into a smooth ball. The more you knead the better your dough would be.
  15. Now cover this with a damp cloth and keep in a humid place. The best place would be in your oven with the light on. You can keep this dough overnight but my Bhatures were great in 2 hours. I just kept them aside for 2 hours to rest.
  16. You form medium sized balls about 2 inches and roll them with a roller. Dust some flour before rolling.
  17. Shape them into round shape as you make rotis but keep the thickness slightly thick than Rotis (Indian Bread). You can roll them into round shape or even triangular shape looks great. Please don't cut them with cookie cutter Or any metal as it won't puff then. Just take a small ball and roll it round Or oval individually.
  18. Now take a deep frying pan add oil. Wait until oils is fuming. Now gently place Bhatures and fry one by one. Keep the gas on medium heat. Give some pressure with the back of spoon while frying Bhaturas. Fry from both sides and it should be light golden brown. Please don't burn them
  19. Place the fried Bhaturas on paper napkin to remove excess oil. Bhaturas taste great once hot so fry them just before eating.
  20. Serve with Amritsari Chole with hot Bhatures along some salad or raita. Also you can club with Sweet dahi or chutney along with your Amritsari Chole Bhature.
Notes
1.Avoid soda as it creates indigestion Baking powder is better. Also the Bhaturas turned out quite neat with Baking powder.
2.You can keep the excess dough in the fridge and use it the next day.
3.If anardana powder is not available just skip it.
4. Also I have used wheat flour for some fiber. You can skip wheat flour as ideally Bhatures are suppose to me made in Refined flour(Maida).
5.It's imperative to roll out each balls individually. If you use a cookie cutter Or any metal to give round shapes the bhaturas won't swell Or puff.
6.After roasting spices and making powder use only about a teaspoon of masala else you choles would taste spicy and too much of masala. So add masala as per your preference.

 



Comments

  1. prerana says

    i prepared chhole bhature as per your style – It was simply tasty – I relish.

  2. Malini mathur says

    Aim going to try this receipe soon. Looks yummy and slightly different ingredients.

  3. Bhavisha Dhokia says

    Hi.. i made this recipe today.. i should say I got loads of compliments… thanks for sharing :)

    • maria says

      Thanks Bhavisha for trying and I am glad your family liked it :)…keep cooking have fun!

    • maria says

      Hi Amit,

      Thanks I am happy you liked the chole bhature recipe :)…Yes you could make it the same way! ( Tum bhi isi tarah bana sakte ho :) )

      Cheers!
      Maria

  4. says

    hi ,
    i am going to try this chole. but the measurement which you have given for the dry masalas 1 tbsn peppercorns, fennel, 2 tbspn red chilli powder (i can reduce red chilli though) but just wanted to know is it teaspoon measurement or tablespoon? also instead of keeping the masalas whole i can grind it too right ?
    second thing i saw ur other recipe for chole too.. is there a taste difference between the two:)) i can see the masalas are little different and the method of cooking -like tomatos and onion puree.. :)..
    really liked your choles in the picture.. i just wanted to prepare like that will let you know how it turned out.

    • maria says

      Firstly Rati thanks for spending time on my blog! t/s stands for tea spoon also tbsp stands for tablespoon red chili powder is tablespoon in measurement. You could grind the masalas however whole spices would provide a different taste and flavor to your chole. Also both Amritsari Chole and Indian Chole Masala are different recipes. Try both and lemme know how they turned out?

  5. says

    What a delicious and hearty meal! I will need to scout the indian grocers/market for some of these spices, but I am ready to experience all the flavor here. Great post-thanks for sharing.

    • maria says

      Hey Tina,

      I loved your latest post also thanks for your views. Yeah surely try them its amazing and filling. Do try and lemme know how ere the Amritsari Chole Bhatures :)

      Love,
      Maria