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Amritsari Chole Bhature

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Amritsari Chole Bhature

  • Veg
  • 8 hrs 45 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Medium


How to make Amritsari Chole Bhature

Procedure for Amritsari Chole

  1. Soak cholesin water overnight.
  2. Place tea bags and black cardamom in the choles.
    1. Pressure cook until they are tender.
  3. Discard teabags.
  4. Roast cumin seeds, coriander seed powder, green cardamom, cumin powder, chilli powder, fennel seed powder, peppercorn, turmeric, cloves, mace, and cinnamon sticks over low heat for 2 minutes.
  5. Dry grind the roasted masala and set aside.

Note: Be careful not to use too much, or the dish will be hotter than intended. You will want to add per your own taste preference.

  1. Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a large pan or wok.
  2. Sauté shahijeera and bay leaves.
    1. Add ginger, garlic paste, and chopped ginger once the leaves begin crackling.
  3. Add chopped onion and sauté for 1 minute.
  4. Add onion puree and sauté until golden brown.
  5. Mix in roasted masala to taste. Sugar and sauté for 3 minutes.
  6. Add tomato puree and sauté for 2 minutes.
  7. Add cooked choles and combine thoroughly, thicken by mashing a few with a spoon.
  8. Add water as required for desired consistency.
  9. Add lime juice, amchur powder, anardana powder, and salt to taste.
    1. Cook for 5-7 more minutes, then remove from heat.
  10. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with your fresh bhaturas. 

Procedure for Bhatura

  1. Sieve flour, salt, semolina, and baking powder.
  2. Add yogurt, warm water, and oil.
  3. Knead with your fingers for 15-20 minutes until dough is shaped into a smooth ball.

Note: The longer you knead, the better your dough will be.

  1. Cover with a damp cloth and store in a humid place. Let rest for at least 2 hours. Overnight is best.
  2. Dust some flour onto your workspace.
  3. Form 2 inch balls, dust with flour, and roll out with a roller.

Note: They should be slightly thicker than Rotis, or Indian bread.

  1. Heat oil in frying pan over medium heat, and wait until fuming.
  2. Place bhaturas gently into pan and fry one at a time until both sides are a light golden brown.
  3. Set fried bhaturas on paper napkins to absorb excess oil.
  4. Serve with Amritsari Chole. 

Pair your Amritsari chole bhaturewith raita, salad, sweet dahi, or chutney for a rounded, delectable meal. Or, put it in your Vaya Tyffyn steel lunch box to keep it hot for later!


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