Chole Bhature
Chole Bhature is a typical Punjabi recipe. A spicy, tangy protein-rich dish with which to start your day. Chole Bhature will taste great with slices of onions and a glass of lassi to make you go crazy.
Chef Ripudaman Handa's Chole Bhature recipe

- Indian


- 1

Cooking Time

-30 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 1 hour


  • FOR Bhatura
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp Yogurt
  • Oil
  • FOR Chole
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 onion
  • 1 piece ginger
  • 1 cup boiled chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • salt
  • 3 to 4 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp all ground spices
  • 1 tsp Chana masala powder
  • water
  • FOR Garnish
  • sliced onion
  • green chilli
  • Lemon wedges
  • Coriander sprig


  1. 1

    Strain the all purpose flour salt, and baking powder into a bowl.
  2. 2

    Add yogurt and milk and knead it to form a dough.
  3. 3

    Add oil to the dough.
  4. 4

    Allow to ferment for 5 6 hours.
  5. 5

    Roll out and fry.
  6. 6

    For chole, chop the onion, ginger, garlic, tomato, coriander powder and salt.
  7. 7

    Use a blender to grind half of the chopped ingredients and half of boiled chickpeas.
  8. 8

    Heat oil in a pan.
  9. 9

    Add the cumin seeds.
  10. 10

    Then add the remaining chopped garlic ginger, onion and tomato with blended masala, red chilli powder, garam masala and chhole masala.
  11. 11

    Add some more boiled chickpeas and mix with water and salt.
  12. 12

    Stir well and cook for a few minutes.
  13. 13

    Garnish with the onion slices, lemon wedges, green chilli, and the coriander sprig.
  14. 14

    Serve hot.
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