Monday, June 11, 2007

chole bhatura

2 cups All purpose flour (Maida)
1 cup Yogurt
2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
Salt to taste

100 gm boiled peas or chick peas
1/2 tsp Ginger paste
1/2 tsp Garlic paste
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2 tbsp Oil
6-7 Mint leaves
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Chilly Powder
2-3 Bay Leaves
2-3 Cloves
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1 Medium-sized finely chopped onion
1 Big tomato
1 1/2 cup Water
Salt to taste


Take all ingredients and mix well. Make a soft dough like for chappatis. If need be add a little water and keep aside for 4-5 hours, the longer kept, the better it is.
Roll like puri but this needs to be kept thicker than poori. Fry like poori till both sides are golden brown.


Take 2 tablespoons of oil in a pressue cooker and heat it.
Add garlic and make it dark brown. Then add cumin seeds fry till they start spluttering. Now add bay leaves and cloves. Add diced onions. Fry then till they are light brown. Now add the rest of ingredients including water except mint leaves.
Close the pressure cooker and wait for 3 whistles to come or cook for 5-7 minutes.
Garnish choley with thinly sliced long pieces of onion and a piece of lemon split up into 4 pieces.