Will not take much of your time. Just a simple way to give a recipe which will make you a rocking star in family. My humble thanks to my FaceBook friend and renowned chef Mr. Bharat Khemani ji for this recipe and being around for two hours online when I was in the kitchen. Earth is beautiful because such people become your virtual family.
Please do try and let me know how was it?
For bhature –
1- 6 Cups of maida (all purpose flour)
2- 2 Cups of semolina (suji any kind of)
3- 4 Cups of thick curd
4- 1 Cup of desi ghee(Yes 1 Cup)
5- 1/2 cup of refind oil
6- 2 Tbsps of ajwain(carom seeds)
7- 2 Tbsps of kasuri methi
8- 2 Tbsps of salt
9- 1 Tbsps of Sugar
10- 1 Cup water
11- 1 Tsp baking soda
12- 2 Tbsp Baking powder
1- Mix curd, desi ghee, refind oil, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking together and whisk well.
2- Mix in suji first and whisk well.
3- Now add maida and start kneading. Mix in little water if required. Dough has to be very tight.
4- Knead it very well for 10-15 minutes. Cover with lukewarm water dipped cloth and cover with lid.
5- When you make bhaturas, please grease your palms, use fresh oil with little desi ghee in it and try to make thin layer of bhatura for crispy ones and thick layer of the dough for the soft ones.
For chhole –
1- Soaked 8 cups of chhole overnight.
2- Washed them very well in the morning.
3- Kept them in heavy bottom big 5 ltr capasity cooker with equal qty water.
4- Now add salt according to taste and 1 tbsps each of haldi(turmeric powder, cloves powder, garlic powder, hari elaichi (green cardamom) powder, black pepper powder, ginger powder, anardana powder, javitri powder, methidana powder, saunf powder, cinnamon powder and few leaves of tej patta.
5- Now add 2 cups of blackened tea decotion(made with 6 tbsps of tea leaves with 2 cups of water).
6- Add 1 cup of raw palak puree as well.
7- A big chunk of tamarind and few big thick cloves of garlic.
8- If you have readymade garam masala and biryani powder/dal makhani powder you can add that as well.
9- Mix well and boiled on high for one whistle and later on lower the flame and take 6-7 whistles.
10- Strain the chanas in a big bowl.
11- Add the chana to a big heavy bottom pan. Turn on the flame to high first than lower the flame. Now sprinkle 1 cup of grated fresh ginger and chopped green chillies over the chana and mix well. Add 8-10 tbsps of chana masala over it. Mix well.
12- Take desi ghee and refind oil mix approx two cups in a non stick pan. Add two big grated onions and fry until golden dark brown and now add 1 big grated tomato to it and fry well.
13- Pour oil ghee mix over the chanas. Fry very well for 5-10 minutes on high. Keep frying for 8-10 minutes. Now start adding chana water to it and keep smashing few of chanas with laddle.
14- Add all water and keep frying. After 10 minutes close the flame and serve with piping hot bhaturas.