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Punjabi Chole Bhature Recipe

Punjabi Chole Bhature Recipe

What is chole bhature?


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  • Chole Bhature is one of the appealing and famous dishes from Punjabi Cooking.
  • This is one of such dishes which can be found almost everywhere in India.
  • Be it a restaurant, street shops, or roadside eateries, ‘Dhaba’, you will find chole bhature everywhere .
  • This dish is one of the most eaten breakfast in the Northern part of India.
  • It can also be served as a breakfast as well as lunch or dinner.


For Bhatura:

Maida – 2 Cup

Fava / semolina (fine) – 2 tbsp

Sugar – 1 tsp

Naking soda – ¼ tsp

Sugar – 1 tsp

Salt – ½ tsp

Oil – 2tbsp

Curd – ¼ cup

Eater (for kneading)

Oil (for frying)

For pressure cooking chole:

Chana / chickpea (soaked overnight) – 1 cup

Tea bags – 2

Baking soda – ¼ tsp

Salt – 1 tsp

Water – 3 cup

For chole preparation:

Oil – 2 tbsp

Leaf – 1 bay

Cardamom – 1 black

Cardamom – 2 pod

Cinnamon – 1 inch

Cumin / jeera – 1 tsp

Uri methi – ½ tsp

Onion (finely chopped) – 1

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp

Turmeric – ¼ tsp

Chilli powder – 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Cumin powder – ½ tsp

Garam masala – ½ tsp

Aamchur – 1 tsp

Salt – ¼ tsp

Tomato puree – 1½ cup

Coriander (finely chopped) – 2 tbsp

For Serving:


Lemon wedges

Fresh cilantro (coriander) leaves



    For Chole:
  • Pressure cook soaked Kabuli chana (chickpea) with the tea bags, water, salt, garlic cloves, and whole spices (Indian masala) for 4 whistles on high heat.
  • Turn the heat to medium and pressure cook for about 15 minutes or until they become soft.
  • Firstly, in a pressure cooker take soaked chana.
  • I have soaked chana in water for 8 hours.

Punjabi chole bhature recipe

  • Add 2 tea bags, ¼ tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt and 3 cups of water.
  • Cover and pressure cook for 5 whistles.
  • If you do not have tea bags, then you can prepare tea decoction (kadha) and add to cooker.
  • Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and dispose of the tea bags.
  • In a large kadai, heat 2 tbsp oil, 1 bay leaf(Tej patta), 1 black cardamom(Kali ilaici) , 2 pod cardamom(Phalee ilaichi), 1 inch cinnamon(Dalchini), 1 tsp cumin(Jeera), ½ tsp kasuri methi. saute(talna) on low flame until the spices turn aroamtic.

Punjabi chole bhature Recipe

  • Now add 1 onion, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute until onions gets a golden brown texture
  • Add ¼ tsp turmeric(Halad), 1 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder(Dhaniya powder), ½ tsp cumin powder(jeera powder), ½ tsp garam masala, 1 tsp aamchur and ¼ tsp salt.
  • Cook on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.

  • Further add 1½ cup tomato puree and cook until the oil separates.

Punjabi chole bhature Recipe


  • To prepare tomato puree, i have blended 2 and half ripened tomatoes in blender without adding water.


  • Now add boiled chole and mix well. adjust consistency by adding water if required.

Punjabi chole bhature Recipe

  • Cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until chole absorbs all the flavour.

  • To prepare the tempering, heat ghee in a pan(1 tbsp).
  • Add 2 chilli, ¼ tsp turmeric(Halad), ¼ tsp chilli powder and ¼ tsp garam masala.
  • Saute on low flame without burning the spices.
  • Pour the tempering over the chole masala, add 2 tbsp coriander(Dhaniya) and mix well.
  • Finally, chole bhature is ready to enjoy with some onions(As per your choice).

For The Bhature:

  • Combine the flour(Aata), semolina(Suji), oil, salt, sugar and baking powder and mix well.Now, add yogurt and mix well.

Punjabi Chole Bhature Recipe

  • Knead into a firm dough without using warm water.
  • Apply little oil and cover it with a muslin cloth.
  • Let it rise for 2-3 hours .Divide it into 6-8 equal portions.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll it out into an oval(Egg) shape.
  • Repeat the same with all the dough balls.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Saute the bhatura in hot oil.

  • Deep fry till the bhaturas puff up and both sides are slightly golden brown in color.
For serving:
  • Garnish chole with ginger slices, coriander, and onions.
  • Now Serve the bhature with the prepared chole, onions, pickle, and lemon wedges.


  1. adding soda gives nice texture to the puri.
  2. do not over-sweet the dough(Lotee), as it will get difficult to roll it later.
  3. also, make sure the oil is super hot. else the bhatura will not puff up.
  4. Chole bhatura dish taste great when served hot.


So, …that’s all !! ..I hope you found this post – Punjabi Chole Bhature Recipe 

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