For Day 3, Week 2 of BM #49, here is the classic Punjabi combo of Chole-Bhature. Since I have posted various versions of Chole/Chana Masala here, here and here, I shall showcase the making of Bhature.

I know a lot of my cousins/friends who order Chole-Bhature when they eat out. There are people who feel that making Bhature at home is a chore and so rely on eating out if the craving sets in.

I came to understand that it is a typical weekend brunch in many Punjabi homes. So we also tried this for a weekend brunch and enjoyed the experience.

Ingredients - 

Maida / All Purpose Flour 3 cups
Sooji/Semolina/Bombay Rava 1/4 cup
Baking Powder 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda a pinch
Salt 1 tsp
Sugar 2 tsp
Yogurt/Curds 1 cup
Water as needed
Vegetable Oil 2 tsp
Oil For Deep Frying


Method Of Preparation -

In a mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda.

Add in the salt and sugar. Mix in the yogurt and knead into a soft dough adding as much water as needed. Dab about 2 teaspoons of oil onto the dough. Cover and set aside for about 2-3 hours in a warm place.

Pinch lemon sized portions of the dough and knead into soft balls. Cover and start working on one at a time.

Heat oil in a kadai/wok.

Pat some oil on each portion and carefully roll them into thin discs about 4-5 inches in diameter.

Gently slide the flattened disc into the hot oil. Using a perforated ladle, put light pressure on the frying disc until it puffs out. Flip onto the other side and gently apply pressure so it puffs out fully. 

Remove onto paper towels to drain excess oil.

Continue with the rest of the dough.

Serve with Chole, raw onions and Buttermilk or a filling brunch/lunch/dinner.

Preparation Time 10 min + Resting time 2 hrs + 40 min
Makes 15-18
Posted by Harini R on Thursday, February 12, 2015


  1. I am one more of those people who order Chole Bhatura when eating out. Looks so tempting :)

  2. Looks Delicious !

  3. Sarita Says:
  4. Chole batura is tempting combo! Looks delicious.

  5. Unknown Says:
  6. love eating chole batura!! it is one of the first I prefer while ordering at restaurant..

  7. Unknown Says:
  8. Delicious and filling meal looks yum.

  9. Pavani Says:
  10. Perfectly made bhaturas :-)

  11. Suma Gandlur Says:
  12. This is one yummy brunch, I would say. :)

  13. perfect combo

  14. Priya Suresh Says:
  15. Bhature and chole, hmm feel like inviting myself to ur place.

  16. Who can resist this tempting combo.Nice brunch..

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