Chole/Chick Peas Bhature Recipe


Hi all,

Chole bhature is a an all time favourite Punjabi dish. Chole bhature can be eaten in breakfast as well as in lunch. Chole bhature is a combination of chickpea curry served with deep fried flour poori.  Chole is prepared with chick peas and bhatura is a fried Indian bread made of all purpose flour/maida. Chole and bhatura are make for each other, so I am giving the recipe for both together in a single post. When i was in delhi  and my delhi’s friend teach me  panjabi chole bhature recipe in simple way . Today i am going to give you how to make Punjabi Chole Bhature following this easy recipe with simple step wise pictures.

Preparation Time : 45 mins.    Cooking Time : min 1 hour   Serves : 3-4

For Bhatura :  
  • All purpose flour/Maida               –          2 cups
  • Semolina/Rava                                –         2-3 tsp
  • Baking soda Powder                      –         1-2 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • Sugar                                                  –         1/2 tsp
  • Dahi (Curd)                                      –          1 cup
  • Oil for deep frying

For Chole (chick peas) :


  • Chick peas/channa                        –         1-2  cups
  •  Onion                                                –         1
  •  Tomato                                             –         1 or 2 
  • Green chilli                                      –         2 
  • Ginger,Garlic                                   –         2  t bsp
  • Cumin seeds                                    –         2  t bsp
  • Turmeric powder                            –         1/4  tsp
  • Chilli powder                                    –         1  or 2 tsp
  • Chole masala powder                    –          1  tbsp
  • Coriander
  • Bay leaf                                              –         1
  • Red dry chilli                                     –         1
  • Tea bag or tsp tea leaves , tied in a muslin cloth (optional)
  • Salt to taste


How to make Bhatura step by step :  

Step 1 :  In a bowl mix together maida, curd, rava, salt, sugar and baking powder. Make a slightly stiff dough(don’t add water because curd has water if needed then add water)  just as you make for poori.

Step 2 : Cover it and keep it aside for 1 hours or more. I cover it only for 1 hours.

After 1 hours- Your bhatura dough is ready. Knead the dough again and make small sized balls out of it.

Step 3 :  Dust the ball with maida (all purpose flour) and roll it out into thin puri.


Step 4 :  Heat oil in a kadai  and add maida puri ,Fry both sides until golden brown. Then remove it from the oil with a slotted ladle and serve hot with chole.



Now main Step How to make Chole /Chick peas step by step : 

Step 1 :  Soaking chole/chick peas  a night before- clean, wash and soak chole overnight or use ready to use chick peas ( get it from market or mall)


Step 2  :  Add chole to a pressure cooker and add, Tea bag or do which shown in below image,salt and water. Pressure cook for nearly 15 minutes or until chole are soft and tender.Keep aside.

Step 3 :  Add ginger, garlic, tomatos, coriander leaves, green chillies and into grinder and make paste.

Step 4 :  Heat Oil or ghee in pan and add bay leave,cumins seeds, chopped onion. Once the onion becomes golden brown and add paste.

Step 5 :  If you want thick gravy then add cooked chick peas into grinder and make paste.


Step 6  :  Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, chole masala, salt to taste and saute for 2 minutes. Then add cooked chole/chick peas and mix well.

Step 7 :  Add some water and Stir well for 5-6 min. Serve  Chole bhature and with rice .



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