Chole Bhature

Swastik Refined Groundnut   is made from the finest mustard seeds found in the flourishing farms of Punjab. When I was thinking about a recipe today I thought, how about a dish that is loved by almost every Punjabi? Yes, I am talking about the beloved Chole Bhature! The spicy chole served with the fluffy Bhaturas are everyone’s favourite. So let’s learn how to make them.

Ingredients

For Chilla:

- One and a half cup of soaked Green Moong Dal.
- One and a half TSP of chopped green chillies.
- Twelve TSP of Swastik Double Filtered Groundnut oil.
- A pinch of Asafoetida (Hing), and salt as per your taste.

For Stuffing:

- Two cups of boiled potatoes cut in the shape of cubes.
- Three-quarters worth of boiled green peas in a cup.
- One tablespoon of cumin seeds (jeera).
- Half tablespoon of dried mango powder (amchur).
- Two tablespoons of chopped green chillies.
- One tablespoon of Swastik Double Filtered Groundnut oil.
And salt as per your taste.

Marinate

- First of all, take the chole (chickpeas) and soak them in the water for a night.

- After that, in the morning take the chole (chickpeas) out of the water and pressure cook them for a while. After that take them out of the cooker and keep them aside.

- Next, take a pan and add Swastik Refined Groundnut Oil into it. Then add bay leaf, cinnamon, cumin seeds, whole peppercorns, cloves, green and black cardamom into that pan.

- When they turn brown in colour add the chopped onions in the pan. Wait for the onions to turn light brown, once they do add the chopped ginger and garlic.

- After that add turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, asafoetida and salt. Fry all these ingredients together well.
- Once that is done, add a little water to the pan and then add the chole (chickpeas) into it too.

- Stir it for a while and then add the chopped tomatoes and the salt in the chole.

-  After that add ajwain, chopped green chillies and water into it.
Once done, simmer the chole for an hour and then cover them.
Your chole’s are ready to be served!

Bhature

- Take the Maida, Suji, Baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl and mix them together.
Then add the yoghurt into the mixture and mix it well.

- After that add lukewarm water into the dough slowly and as required to make a good dough. Do not add all the water at once.

- After that apply a bit of Swastik Kachi Ghani Mustard Oil on the dough and cover it with a muslin cloth.

- After two-three hours, take the cloth off and divide the dough into 6-7 equal pieces.

- Then use a rolling pin to stretch each dough to make an oval shape.

- Take a pan and heat Swastik Refined Groundnut Oil into it. Once it is heated slide the Bhatura into the oil.

- Fry it till it is puffy and turns golden brown on both sides.

- Then take it out and serve it with the Chole!