Saturday, August 9, 2008

another way of making chole and bhature

the second way of making chole is as folows-:
1 cup chick peas/kabuli chana soaked overnight
4 cloves/laung
2 black cardamom/.badi elaichi
4 tomatoes med size
1 big onion
2 green chillies
1'ginger finely chopped
1tblsp chopped coriander leaves
1tsp garam masala
1 tsp dhania powder
1tsp red chilli powder
2 tsp salt
1 tea bag
1tsp ghee/oil
1tsp jeera/caraway seeds
pressure cook chanas with salt and tea bag and after whistle keep on low flame for 45 mins.and now for masala blanch the tomatoes by piercing them and keep in microwave on high for 5 mins. and take out the skin and mash them with spoon.chop onions and ginger and chillies.heat 1 tsp oil/ghee in a microwaveable bowl for 1 min on high and
put jeera in it and keep in micro wave on high for 1 min and then add onions ginger and green chillies and roast it in microwave till they are brown (for 5- 10 mins) then add tomatoes
and mix and keep it in micro wave on high for 15 mins stirring it after every 5 the masala is add garam masala dhania powder and red chilli powder and roasted and ground laung and elaichi powder to the masala and mix well and add to cooked chanas and boil for 5 mins.laung and elaichi can be roasted in microwave for 1 min on high and then ground to a fine powder using a pestle and mortar.masala can be made in kadhai also in the same way but more oil has to be used say 1-2 tblsps.and lastly add coriander leaves.
now to make BHATURAS:-
FOR 4 people
1 1/2 cups maida
2 tblsp oil
2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup curd
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 pinch soda bicarb
1 tsp salt
in a bowl add salt, baking powder.soda bicarb to maida and mix well.mix sugar and curd in a separate bowl and add it to maida along with oil and make a soft dough.add some water if need be.cover the dough with a wet cloth and keep it for 1-2 hrs .make 8 to 10 heat oil in a
kadahi.roll the balls with rolling pin in oval shapes and fry them in hot can eat it with chole .it tastes good with chole made in previous method. this above chole can be had with puris and rice.

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