Choley Bhature or Chana Bhature Recipe

Choley bhature is one of the popular Punjabi dish. Choley are cooked in onion and tomato based curry, and served with fried Indian bread called bhature.


Cooking Time : 25-30 minutes          Serving : 4

Ingredients :

For Bhature:

  • 2 Cup Maida
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying + 1 tbsp oil

For Choley:

  • 1 cup Kabuli Chana
  • 2 medium Onion (Finely chopped)
  • 2 Tomato (Finely chopped)
  • 6-7 Garlic cloves (Finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp roasted Cumin powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tea bags


For Choley

  • Pressure cook the Kabuli chana with the tea bag for 3 whistles until they are soft . Drain and keep aside. Discard the tea bag.
  • Heat the oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds.
  • When the seeds crackle, add garlic and sauté till the raw aroma disappear.
  • Add onion and cook till it is golden brown.
  • Add the tomato, turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, salt to taste and sauté  till the oil separates from masala.
  • Add the Kabuli chana and 1 cup of water, mix well and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Now add roasted cumin powder and cook for another minute and remove from flame.

For Bhature

  • Combine the flour,1 tbsp oil, salt, baking powder and knead into a firm dough. If you find the yogurt is not enough for kneading the dough add little bit of water.
  • Knead the dough very well till it is smooth.
  • Cover with a wet muslin cloth and rest the dough for 1 hour.
  • Take a small ball of dough and roll out into circles .
  • Deep fry in hot oil till the bhaturas puff up and both sides are golden brown.
  • Serve hot with the choley, favourite pickle and sliced onions.

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