Chole and Bature is a classic combination.The chole which is a spicy gravy made of chickpeas ,onions and tomatoes goes well with fried maida bature.
This is a very popular dish in Punjab.In Tamilnadu ,the combo is called Chola Puri .
Ingredients for Batura:
Maida - 2 cups
Semolina/Rava/Sooji - 2 Tbsp
Sour curd - 3 Tbsp
Oil - 3 tsp
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Water for kneading the dough
Oil for deep frying the baturas
In a bowl mix 2 cups of maida,curd,baking powder,oil and salt.Add water little by little till the dough becomes smooth and elastic.
Cover and keep aside for 4 hours.
Then divide the dough into round even sized balls.
Flatten each ball and roll with a rolling pin to a medium thickness to ensure that the baturas puff up while frying.
Heat the oil in a deep kadai.When the oil is hot enough,fry all the baturas ,turning them over till they attain a golden brown color.
Remove them from kadai and drain them completely in a paper towel.
Ingredients for Chole:
Chick peas - 2 cups
Onions - 3 medium
Tomatoes - 2
Green chillies - 3
Ginger garlic paste - 1tsp
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Cloves - 2
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Chole masala - 2tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Salt to taste
Soak the chickpeas for 8 hours.Then pressure cook them adding a little bit of salt for 3 whistles.
Don't drain all the water from the cooked chickpeas.Reserve some for using in the gravy.
In a pan heat oil.When it is heated up ,add cinnamon and cloves.When a nice aroma comes,add the cumin seeds.When it is slightly brown add the finely cut onions.Add a little bit of salt.
When they turn golden brown add the ginger garlic paste.Fry for sometime till the raw smell of ginger garlic paste goes.
Then add the finely chopped tomatoes and turmeric powder.Saute till the tomatoes are completely cooked and becomes a paste.
Now add the chole masala and the reserved water from the cooked chickpeas.
When it starts boiling add the cooked chickpeas.Stir occasionally till the gravy becomes thick.Turn off the heat and garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve chole with hot baturas.Iam sending this to Kamalika's FIC Delectable Combinations event.
This is a monthly event started by Harini of Sunshinemom.