I thought of making something else then the usual roti sabji for dinner tonight, so while coming back from office i got soaked chickpeas from market and cooked whole bhature for dinner, so here is the recipe for the same
Boiled chickpeas / chole – 1 cup
2 Tomatos + 1 Onion + 2 Garlic cloves + 1 small piece Ginger + 2 Green chillies – paste 2 cups
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Red Chilly powder – 2 tsp
Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
Garam Masala – 2 tsp
Salt as per taste
Asafoetida / hing – 1/2 tsp
1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
1 large indian bay leaf/tej patta
2 inch cinnamon/dal chini
2 green cardamom/choti elachi
2-3 black peppercorn
- Soak the chickpeas/chole in water for 6-7 hours.
- add water+salt+chickpeas in a cooker and cook for 15mins.
- remove the water from the chole and keep aside.
- heat oil in a pan or kadai/pan.
- fry the whole garam masala/spices mentioned above.
- add the paste and saute till the oil starts to leaves the sides of the paste.
- stir while sauting so that the paste does not stick to the pan.
- add turmeric, red chili powder, coriander and dry mango powder.
- pour water , salt stir and saute for a minute. add the cooked chole and stir.
- cover the pan for 10 – 15 mins
- add garam masala powder.
- garnish chole with coriander leaves.
- serve chole with onion slices, lemon wedges along with bhatura.
For bhature make the dough from maida , salt , sugar , baking powder (1 tsp) and use curd instead of water. I made it using wheat flour instead of maida, and it tasted good.
Enjoy whole with hot Bhature