Sunday, August 16, 2009

Chole Bhature

Mouthwatering Chole (chick peas)

Hello all, Presenting to you ....Chole ....:)

Chole (often eaten with bhatura or puris) is another quick recipe. The traditional way is to soak kabuli chana (chick peas) for a few hours but
for me the canned chick peas are good enough. No soaking no boiling.
I am sending this entry for three contests...

1. Mona from zaiqa
2. susan from The well seasoned cook
3. EC from simple indian food


oil : 3 tblspoons
onion : 1 diced
Corriander powder ( dhania powder ) - 1 tsp
Chole masala (Everest recomended) - 2 tsp (optional...but gives a yumm taste)

Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
Salt - 1-1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Green chillies - 1 or 2
Tomatoes - 2 cut into cubes
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Canned Chick peas - 1big can.

Garnish :
Coriander leaves
Red onion
Lemon wedges


Heat oil in a pan. Add onions and green chillies. When onions are golden brown , reduce the heat and add ginger garlic paste , Chole masala , Coriander powder , Red chili powder, salt , turmeric powder.
saute for 10 seconds. Now add tomatoes and 1/4 cup water. cover and cook for 5 mints on medium flame.
The tomatoes will be nice and soft now. Add the canned chole and half a cup of water.
cover again and cook till water evaporates. Now add garam masala powder. Garnish with Corriander leaves, Red onion and lemon wedges.
This can be eaten with puris. Awesome!


Make dough for chapati/roti. Take small balls and roll them out into circles. Now deep fry one at a time.

Family Rating : 8


  1. bhatura looks so soft and puris never turned out good..give me any tips dear...

  2. This definitely is an awesome combo,looks delish :D

  3. Your puris have swelled up so perfectly. Using canned chickpeas is definitely a time saver.
    Thanks for the delicious entry!

  4. Puri looks so fluffy . Love the combo very much. Bookmarked the Chole masala recipe. Nice one dear.

  5. Thank you shaista. Always make sure that there is a lot of oil in the pan (deep fry) and also that the oil is very hot. while frying the puris reduce flame to medium and fry one puri at a time and keep splattering oil on it until it fluffs up.

  6. I agree Mona, Once in a while we need comfort food :)

  7. Thank you Yasmeen and viki for visiting my blog.

  8. I want to split one of those puris and stuff it full of that golden chole. Lovely, Humaira.

    Thanks for your great MLLA recipe!

  9. Oh that looks yum..i love puris :)

  10. Wow..mouthwatering..feel like having the plate out right from the screen..thanks for participating

  11. susan, Anam and EC , Thanks a lot for visiting and commenting. I am glad you liked it.

  12. Inviting Humaira!!
    Love this delectable poori chole combination.
    Drop in sometime

  13. Oh maaaaaaaan ... hubby and I love chola bhaturas .. I tried making them from scratch a few days ago, but mine were not as light and fluffy as yours! Will definitely try the chole recipe though :)

  14. Thanks dear, Let me know how it turned out.

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  17. Yum, looks so good! This would be amazing for breakfast!

  18. Hi Meeso, I am glad you liked it!

  19. Looks delicious and I love how easy to follow the recipes are. Would love to try it out.
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