Tuesday, February 15, 2011
My first attempt to make Chole Bhature on Valentine's day was super hit. I learnt the art of making quick bhature from my cousin Maya. She told me about this Rhodes brand white dinner rolls. It is the closest to the bhature we get in restaurants. We loved it. Its his favorite dish and now I don't think we will ever order Chole bhature in restaurants. Believe me its really good.
Rhodes white dinner rolls - 6
Oil - for frying
I am not trying to market any product but just took a picture of this so that our friends get the right product that I used.
Kabuli Channa/ Garbanzo beans - 1 cup soaked overnight and cooked
Shallots - 2 medium size chopped fine ( we can use onion also)
Tomato - 2 pureed
Ginger and garlic- 1 tbps cut finely
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tbsp
Channa Masala - 1 tbps
Oil - 3 -4 tbsp
Potato - 1 medium size, boiled and cut into medium size cubes
Onion - chopped fine
Cilantro - chopped fine
Lime - cut into cubes
Heat the pan and add oil. When it is hot, add onion and fry until it turns brown. While frying, add pinch of salt to it. It enhances the taste of onion in food and cooks faster. When it is frying, add ginger and garlic.
Now add tomato puree to the mixture and let it cook until the tomato gets cooked well. We can add red chilli powder and mix well.
When the tomato is almost cooked, add channa masala, salt and sufficient water and let the whole mixture cook for about ten mins.
When oil seperates, add cooked potatoes and channa and let it cook in the mixture for another ten mins. You can dilute according to your need.
When it blends well with the potato and channa, remove from heat and garnish with cilantro.
Make pooris with the rolls and deep fry in a pan heated with oil.
Serve hot bhature with chole and garnish with chopped onion, cilantro and some lime.
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