How to make Amritsari Chole Bhature
Procedure for Amritsari Chole
- Soak cholesin water overnight.
- Place tea bags and black cardamom in the choles.
- Pressure cook until they are tender.
- Discard teabags.
- 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.
- 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.
- Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a large pan or wok.
- Sauté shahijeera and bay leaves.
- Add ginger, garlic paste, and chopped ginger once the leaves begin crackling.
- Add chopped onion and sauté for 1 minute.
- Add onion puree and sauté until golden brown.
- Mix in roasted masala to taste. Sugar and sauté for 3 minutes.
- Add tomato puree and sauté for 2 minutes.
- Add cooked choles and combine thoroughly, thicken by mashing a few with a spoon.
- Add water as required for desired consistency.
- Add lime juice, amchur powder, anardana powder, and salt to taste.
- Cook for 5-7 more minutes, then remove from heat.
- Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with your fresh bhaturas.
Procedure for Bhatura
- Sieve flour, salt, semolina, and baking powder.
- Add yogurt, warm water, and oil.
- 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.
- Cover with a damp cloth and store in a humid place. Let rest for at least 2 hours. Overnight is best.
- Dust some flour onto your workspace.
- Form 2 inch balls, dust with flour, and roll out with a roller.
Note: They should be slightly thicker than Rotis, or Indian bread.
- Heat oil in frying pan over medium heat, and wait until fuming.
- Place bhaturas gently into pan and fry one at a time until both sides are a light golden brown.
- Set fried bhaturas on paper napkins to absorb excess oil.
- 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!