Chole Bhature

In Sikh weddings, Chole is like an emotion. Chole Bhature, Chole Kulche or Chole Puri is a must have in Sikh weddings. Chef Ajay Chopra shares the recipe for classic Pindi chole and crisp bhature. This recipe is a must try.
Chole Bhature

- Indian


- 1-2

Cooking Time

-45-50 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 20-22 Min



  • For Chole:- 300 gm soaked chickpeas
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1/2 cinnamon
  • 7-8 cloves
  • 7-8 green cardamom
  • 1 tsp Tea leaves
  • 2-3 dried pieces of raw mango
  • FOR For Chole Masala
  • 8 black cardamom
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 10-12 cloves
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 6 green cardamom
  • Mace
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
  • FOR For Tadka
  • 5 tbsp ghee
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 1 cup sliced tomato
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 1 tsp ginger julienne
  • Coriander sprigs
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp ajwain powder
  • 2 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp dried mango powder
  • 2 tsp dried pomegranate powder
  • 1 tbsp Chola Masala
  • FOR For Bhature
  • 500 gm maida
  • 150 gm sooji
  • Pinch of soda
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp Curd


  1. 1

    In a heated pan add water, chickpeas and let it boil
  2. 2

    On a piece of cloth add black cardamom, cinnamon sticks, cloves, green cardamom, tea leaves and tie the knot
  3. 3

    Add the piece of cloth in the boiling chickpeas
  4. 4

    Add dried raw mango and leave it to boil
  5. 5

    Once boiled, strain the water of chickpeas
  6. 6

    For preparing Chole Masala, add black cardamom in a pan
  7. 7

    Add cinnamon sticks, cloves, black pepper, green cardamom, mace, nutmeg powder and toast it
  8. 8

    Blend it and prepare a powder
  9. 9

    For preparing Bhature, in a bowl add maida
  10. 10

    Add sooji, soda, salt, curd, water and prepare a soft dough
  11. 11

    Leave the dough to rest for 1 hour
  12. 12

    Roll out the dough and deep fry the bhature in oil
  13. 13

    For preparing Chole, add ghee in a heated pan and let it boil
  14. 14

    Add the boiled chickpeas in a pan
  15. 15

    Add sliced onions, tomato, green chilli, ginger, coriander leaves and mix it
  16. 16

    Add salt as per taste and mix it again
  17. 17

    Add ajwain powder, roasted cumin seeds powder, dried mango powder, dried pomegranate powder and chola masala
  18. 18

    Add the boiled ghee in the chickpeas, stock of chickpeas water and let it cook
  19. 19

    Garnish it with juliennes of onion, ginger, tomato, green chilli and Chole Bhature is ready to serve
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