Chole Bhature Recipe is one of the famous North Indian Punjabi dishes. Chole Bhature is a combination of chole which is made with Kabuli chana and bhature which is made with maida.
The other day, I was watching a video on the harmful effects of some of the utensils that we use. And the first thing that came to my mind was, “Oh! Gosh. I never thought about this angle of cooking”.
All of us are very conscious of what we eat these days and we prefer home-cooked food just because of the health benefits it offers in comparison to outside food or, packaged food (though I confess that at times I catch a couple of bites of that Pizza from the nearest Domino’s).
But do we ever think of how the utensils that we are using to cook that home-made healthy food could be impacting our health?
And in doing that we are overlooking one very important aspects of healthy eating. In fact, we are inviting some extremely harmful chemicals into our body.
One of the things that shocked me was the usage of “Non-stick Cookware”.
Non-stick cookware have become a fashion these days. In fact, it has become essential in most kitchens.
I have even seen how a lot of people flaunt their fashionable non-stick cookware in their kitchen as if it is a fashion statement.
What is ironical is that non-stick cookware are sold with a USP of “no-oil cooking for a healthy living”.
Ooops! Did they say “healthy living”?
But actually, they are not. Why?
Because they are coated with “Poly Tetra Flouro Ethylene”, also called as “Teflon”. This is a plastic polymer. When non-stick cookware heats up, this polymer releases fumes which are toxic an extremely dangerous. This fumes can cause serious damage to the brains and lungs.
I was surprised to see that there was even a case where a man had sued a pan firm claiming Teflon has killed his parrots.
Imagine, the impact our ignorance has on our health.
In fact, I was surprised to see that a lot of our dailywares were also extremely harmful to our health. For eg: Steel.
The usual yardstick to pick up a good steel utensil is the shine on the utensil. But, it is now that I got to know that, this very shine is the most harmful thing in steel utensils.
This video was an eye-opener for me and I am sure it will be for you as well.
Go ahead and watch the video and do tell me your thoughts.
Chole Bhature Recipe – How to Make Chole Recipe
Chole Bhature is a very popular dish from Punjab. This is also considered as one of the famous street food, almost everywhere in India. Chole Bhature is generally served along with some instant carrot-chilli pickle and sukhe aloo.
This spicy dish from Punjabi is a combination of chana masala (spicy white chickpeas gravy) and bhatura, a fried bread made from maida (all purpose flour). I will be sharing the recipe for Bhatura in my next post so keep reading. 🙂
This popular combination is ideally served for breakfast and lunch.
And if you are someone who loves Street Food like me, then you might want to try these recipes as well:
Chole Bhature Recipe
- 250 gms White Chickpeas / Kabuli Chana
- 3 Tomatoes roughly chopped
- 2 Onion roughly chopped
- 1 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste
- 3-4 Green Chilli
- 1 tsp Coriander Powder
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder or to taste
- 2 tbsp Chole Masala Powder
- 1 tsp Anardana Powder or Amchur Powder
- 1 pcs Black Cardamom
- 1 pcs Cinnamon Stick
- 4-5 nos Cloves
- 1 tsp Dry Kasturi Methi roasted
- 2 tsp Tea
- 4 tbsp Oil
- Salt to taste
- 1 tbsp Ghee
- 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
- 2" Ginger Julienne
- 2-3 Green Chilli slit in between
Grind onion and tomato separately to make a smooth paste. Set aside.
Add 4 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker in a medium heat.
Add ground onion to it. Stir well.
Add cinnamon stick, cloves and black cardamom.
Fry onion until golden brown stirring in between.
Add little water and keep frying so that the onion gets cooked well and develop a nice taste.
Now add ginger-garlic paste to it and fry for few minutes.
Now add ground tomato and salt to it.
Keep frying this mixture until the oil separates.
Now add coriander powder, anardana powder, chole masala powder, haldi powder and red chilli powder.
Fry these spices for about 4-5 minutes or until the raw smell of masala goes off and the oil separates.
Now add chole along with water as needed.
In a separate pan add one bowl of water and let it boil.
Once the water gets boiled add 2 tsp tea to it.
Let the tea brew well and then strain.
Add this water to the chole masala.
Now close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for about 7-8 whistle.
Now switch off the gas and let the pressure release naturally.
Now open the lid of pressure cooker.
Add the roasted kasturi methi leaves and mix well.
Now take a small tadka pan, add ghee in it.
Add asafoetida, ginger and green chillies to it.
Cook this tempering for 1 minute.
Add this tadka to the chole we prepared and mix well.
So the tasty chole recipe is ready to be served along with Bhature.
This can also be served along with roti, rice, puri, paratha or naan.
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