How to make Healthy Chole Bhature - SK Khazana -

One of the most popular breakfast snacks in most Punjabi homes

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Bhature, Refined flur

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Healthy Chole Bhature - SK Khazana

Healthy Chole Bhature - SK Khazana Recipe Card


Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

Prep Time : 8-10 hour

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Healthy Chole Bhature - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Bhature

  • Refined flur 2 1/2 cups

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Baking powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Baking soda 1/2 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 1/4 cup

  • Oil to grease

  • Chole

  • Chickpeas (chole / kabuli chane) soaked for 7-8 hours and drained 1 1/2 cups

  • Tea bags 3

  • Salt to taste

  • Dried pomegranate seeds (anardana) 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Ginger-garlic-green chilli paste 1 tablespoon

  • Green chillies slit 2

  • Medium onion finely chopped 1

  • Medium tomato finely chopped 1

  • Salt to taste

  • Chole masala 2 tablespoons

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dried mango powder (amchur) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onion rings to serve

  • Fresh coriander sprig to serve


Step 1

Mix together refined flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder and yogurt in a mixing bowl. Add sufficient water and knead into soft dough. Cover with a muslin cloth and set aside for 30-40 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 180˚C.

Step 3

Divide the dough into equal portions and roll them into balls. Drizzle oil on the worktop and roll out each ball into medium thick oblong shape bhature.

Step 4

Grease a baking tray with oil. Place these bhaturas on the tray and bake for 10-15 minutes.

Step 5

Heat a pressure cooker and add chickpeas, teabags, salt and sufficient water and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook under pressure on medium heat till 7-8 whistles are given out. Discard the teabags.

Step 6

Heat a non-stick pan, add dried pomegranate seeds and 1 tsp cumin seeds and roast for 2-3 minutes. Transfer it into a mortar pestle and crush the mixture into coarse powder.

Step 7

Heat ghee in an iron kadai, add 1 tsp cumin seeds, ginger-garlic-green chilli paste, green chillies and onion. Sauté till onion turns golden brown in colour.

Step 8

Add tomato, mix and sauté till tomato turns pulpy. Add salt, chole masala, coriander powder, red chilli powder and amchur powder and mix well. Add the ground spices and mix well. Add cooked chickpeas and mix well and cook for 5-6 minutes.

Step 9

Transfer the chole into a serving dish and garnish with onions and coriander sprigs. Arrange the bhature on a serving plate and serve hot with chole.

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