Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Jhatpat Chole- Bhature (Instant Chole- Bhature)

Yesterday night, my husband told me , he wanted to have choley- bhaturey tomorrow morning. But, at the time I was busy in some work, and didn't payed much attention to his words, and results I forgot to make a dough, as well as even forgot to soak the Kabuli Channa, also known as Garbanzo Beans. Now, in the morning when I got up I suddenly remembered his words. I went for work. I knew, if I work smartly, I can make it by lunch time. Here, is the what I did. Enjoy your favorite dish instantly. All u need is 4 hours time and all the ingredients available at home.

Ingredients for 4 people - 

For Choley -
  1. Garbanzo Beans ( kabuli Channa) - 4 handfuls
  2. Onion - 1 (medium)
  3. Garlic- 4 cloves (peeled)
  4. Ginger - 1 inch (peeled)
  5. Tomato - 1 (medium)
  6. Cilantro - 1/2 cup ( chopped)
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  9. Coriander Powder- 1 tsp
  10. Cumin Powder - 1tsp
  11. Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp ( or according to your taste)
  12. Whole Pepper corns (Khadi Kali Mirch) - 8-10 seeds
  13. Cumin seeds - 1tsp
  14. Mustard seeds - 1tsp
  15. Cardamom (elaichi) - 3-4
  16. Khadi Lal Mirch  (whole red pepper) -3-4
  17. Bay Leaves (Tez Patta) - 3-4
  18. Cloves (laung) - 3-4
  19. Ajwain - 1tsp
  20. Tea Bag - 1 (optional)
  21. Olive Oil - 1tbsp 
  22. Lemon Juice - 2 tbsp
For Bhautrey -
  1. Maida ( All Purpose flour) - 2 cups
  2. Wheat flour (Atta ) - 1/2 cup
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Yeast - 1/2 tsp
  5. Oil for frying
Directions - 

For Choley-

  1. Soak Kabuli Channa (Garbanzo Beans) in a very hot water in a vessel which has a tight lid, and close the lid of a vessel for 3 hours.
  2. After 3 hours, wash the Channa and give them abut 8-9 whistle in a cooker.
  3. Chop Onions and tomato in small pieces. 
  4. Crush Garlic and Ginger together. (or you can also use grater to grate them)
  5. In another Pan, heat oil, add bay leaves, cardamoms, cloves, whole pepper corns, whole red pepper, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and after 30 seconds add crushed ginger and garlic, fry till it turns golden brown.
  6. Now, add chopped onion and fry for another 5 minutes till it turns tranparent.
  7. Add boiled Channa to the mixture. Mix it well.
  8. Add Salt, ajwain, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder to the mixture.
  9. Add tea bag for the color (optional).
  10. Add 1/2 cup of water and fry covered on medium flame for 10 minutes.
  11. Add chopped tomato and again cook covered for another 10 minutes.
  12. Close the flame, take out the tea bag and throw.
  13. Add chopped cilantro and mix the choley.
  14. Cover and leave it aside for 5 minutes.
  15. Add Lemon Juice to the Choley.
  16. Now, add hot water to increase the consistency of the curry as desired.
  17. Serve it hot with Bhature.
For Bhaturey - 
  1. Mix yeast with 3-4 tbsp of hot water, and let it stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Mix All purpose flour, wheat flour, and salt together.
  3. Add liquid yeast and enough warm water to make a tight dough.
  4. Cover the dough and keep it in warm temperature for an hour.( or till the dough rises and that should be max 2 hours)
  5. Mix the dough again, and make small balls, and roll them in any desired shape like oval or round.
  6. Heat the oil in a separate wide pan on a high flame.
  7. Fry it on either sides, till it turns golden brown.
  8. Enjoy it hot with a Choley.

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