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Punjabi Chhole Bhature

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Chole bhature is an Indian dish which can be eaten as asnack or even as a meal. It consists of garbonzos or chole and Indian fried bread called bhature. It is delicious and a complete meal in itself.
  Kabuli chana 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Chickpeas/Garbanzo Beans)
  Turmeric powder 1 Pinch
  Cardamom seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cloves powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Bay leaves 2
  Oil 4 Teaspoon (1 Teaspoon Plus 1 Tablespoon)
  Tamarind concentrate 2 Teaspoon (Adjust Quantity As Per Taste)
  Water 6 Cup (96 tbs), to soak chickpeas, use same water to cook
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida 1 Pinch (Hing)
  Ginger paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Onion paste 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tomato paste 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garam masala 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Chole masala 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Wheat flour 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Atta)
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Bread slices 2
  Yogurt 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Hot oil 2 Tablespoon (For Deep Frying)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (Adjust Quantity As Per Taste)
  Warm milk 4 Tablespoon (Adjust Quantity As Needed To Knead Dough)
  Finely chopped fresh coriander 1 Tablespoon

Sieve all dry ingredients, add oil and mix.
Soak bread slices in water.
Add the bread slices to the bhature dry ingredients.
Now add water and knead dough.
Plastic wrap it and let it ferment for about 4 hrs.
For chole, soak beans and then pressure cook them until done. While cooking add turmeric, clove, bay leaves, coriander seeds and cinnamon to it.
To make chole, heat a pan and add oil to it.
Crackle cumin seeds and add ginger-garlic paste to it. Fry for a minute.
Add onion paste. Saute until golden brown.
Add tomato paste. Add chole, garam masala, turmeric powder and chili powder (if needed).
Add salt and stir well.
Separate some chickpeas and mash them for later use.
Add water if needed and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
At this point add the mashed chickpeas.
To make bhaturas. make small balls of the dough.
Flatten them using rolling pin.
Fry these in oil until slightly golden.
Serve hot with chole.

Recipe Summary

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Main Dish
White Chickpeas with Fried Indian Bread
Fond of North Indian food? Your treat is incomplete without these yummy Punjabi Chhole Bhature. This dish is one of the staples in North India and is served as a main dish. The recipe is simple and completely deletctable. Watch the video and treat your family to this delicious recipe.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1591 Calories from Fat 292

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 34 g52.1%

Saturated Fat 6.5 g32.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 17.7 mg5.9%

Sodium 1874.8 mg78.1%

Total Carbohydrates 268 g89.2%

Dietary Fiber 51.4 g205.7%

Sugars 42.6 g

Protein 67 g133.9%

Vitamin A 37% Vitamin C 54.4%

Calcium 77.2% Iron 131.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Punjabi Chhole Bhature Recipe Video, White Chickpeas With Fried Indian Bread