Cholay bhature


  • 2 cups All purpose flour (Maida).

  • 1 pouch Yeast.

  • 1 cup Yogurt.

  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil.

  • Salt to taste.


  • 1 small can Garbanzo beans.

  • 1/2 tsp Ginger paste.

  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder.

  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds.

  • 2 tbsp Oil.

  • 2 tbsp Cilantro.

  • 6-7 Mint leaves.

  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder.

  • 1/2 tsp Chilly Powde.

  • 2-3 Bay Leaves.

  • 2-3 Cloves.

  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala.

  • 1 Medium-sized finely chopped onion.

  • 1 Big tomato.

  • 1 1/2 cup Water.

  • Salt to taste.

How to make chhole bhature :


  • Take yeast and soak in lukewarm water for 5-10 minutes.

  • Take all other ingredients and mix well. To this add the yeast and make a soft dough like for chappatis. If need be add a little water and keep aside for 4-5 hours, the longer kept, the better it is.

  • Roll like puri but this needs to be kept thicker than poori. Fry like poori till both sides are golden brown.


  • Take 2 tablespoons of oil in a pressue cooker and heat it.

  • Add garlic powder and make it dark brown. Then add cumin seeds fry till they start spluttering.

  • Now add bay leaves and cloves. Add diced onions. Fry then till they are light brown.

  • Now add the rest of ingredients including water except the cilantro and mint leaves.

  • Close the pressure cooker and wait for 3 whistles to come or cook for 5-7 minutes.

  • Garnish choley with thinly sliced long pieces of onion and a piece of lemon split up into 4 pieces.


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