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 then add Tea bag (do which is shown  as 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 Hot Chole Bhature.



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