Chole Bhature

Chole Bhature consists of a delicious garbanzo bean curry and the fried bread served with it. It is a wonderful way to keep warm on cool autumn days.  My mother in law uses about a teaspoon of  jaggery (raw sugar) when she makes it. This recipe came from indianfoodforever.

Bhature
2 cups All purpose flour (Maida)
1 pouch Yeast
1 cup Yogurt
2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
Salt to taste
Chole
1 small can Garbanzo beans
1/2 tsp Ginger paste
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2 tbsp Oil
2 tbsp Cilantro
6-7 Mint leaves
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Chile Powder
2-3 Bay Leaves
2-3 Cloves
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1 Medium-sized finely chopped onion
1 Big tomato
1 1/2 cup Water
Salt to taste

How to make chole bhature :

Bhature

Take yeast and soak in lukewarm water for 5-10 minutes
Take all other ingredients and mix well. To this add the yeast and make a soft dough like for chappatis. If need be add a little water and keep aside for 4-5 hours, the longer kept, the better it is.
Roll like puri but this needs to be kept thicker than poori. Fry like poori till both sides are golden brown.

Take yeast and soak in lukewarm water for 5-10 minutes

Take all other ingredients and mix well. To this add the yeast and make a soft dough like for chappatis (Indian bread similar to tortillas). If need be add a little water and keep aside for 4-5 hours, the longer kept, the better it is. Roll like puri but this needs to be kept thicker than puri. Fry like puri (which are similar puffy to tortillas) till both sides are golden brown.

Chole
Take 2 tablespoons of oil in a pressure cooker and heat it.
Add garlic powder and make it dark brown. Then add cumin seeds fry till they start spluttering.
Now add bay leaves and cloves. Add diced onions. Fry then till they are light brown.
Now add the rest of ingredients including water except the cilantro and mint leaves.
Close the pressure cooker and wait for 3 whistles to come or cook for 5-7 minutes.
Garnish chole with thinly sliced long pieces of onion and lemon slices
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