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


  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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