Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Channa-Bhatura/ Chole Poori

Ingredients for Bhatura
Maida/All purpose flour-11/2cups
Whole wheat flour/Aata-1/2cup
Baking powder-1/4teaspoon
Water-1/4 cup (adjust)

Combine the flours, sooji, sugar, salt, baking powder in a wide bowl. Add the curd and start kneading the dough. Add additional water if required and knead the dough for at least 15 minutes.
Keep it covered for 2-3 hours.
Make small balls out of the dough after 2-3 hours.
Roll them into pooris, and fry them.
Actually I got little help from my hubby while making bhaturas, so could not take step wise pictures. :) Will update the post next time I make the bhautra's.
Ingredients for Channa masala / Chole
Soaked white channa/Kabul kondai kadalai-1/4cup 
Green chilly-2
Cilantro-to garnish
Potato(small)-1 (optional)
Ginger garlic paste-1teaspoon
Whole garam masala(bay leaf, cinnamon stick and clove) 
Chilli powder-2teaspoons
Coriander powder-11/2teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1/8teaspoon
Garam masala-1/2teaspoon
Tomato ketch-up-1teaspoon
To Garnish
Chopped onion-2tablespoons
Lemon juice

Gather all your ingredients
Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add the whole garam masala and let them pop-up. Now add ginger-garlic paste and onion-green chilly. Fry for about 3-4 minutes. 
Then add the tomato and cook till it becomes soft.
Add the turmeric, chilly, coriander powders and cook for few more minutes. 
Once the oil oozes out of the gravy, add the soaked channa, potato and tomato ketch-up.
Add enough salt, sugar, 1cup (adjust according to the desired consistency) water..
Close the pressure cooker and cook for 2 whistles.
Now add the garam masala and chopped cilantro to the channa masala.
Tangy and delicious spicy channa masala is ready to serve.

Don't forget to squeeze lemon juice on the channa masala and top with chopped onions while serving.
Its a perfect week end brunch..try it and you won't regret! :) 


  1. பூரி மிகவும் பிடிக்கும். ஆனால்.. இங்கே நான் தனியாகத்தான் சாப்பிட வேண்டும். ;( ஒரு செட் பார்சல் ப்ளீஸ்.

  2. Can imagine bhatura without channa,inviting.

  3. just perfect ! loved the light crispy baturas. do drop by my space too when u get the time.

  4. OMG mouth-drooling Chhole Bhathure...yummm


  5. Simply fantastic, looks delicious & perfect!


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