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Chole and Bhature are inseparable, well almost

Published on: April 1, 2013 | Updated on: June 6, 2015
Chole Bhature

Chole Bhature: It is all matter of taste and indulgence.

What is unique about chole bhature? You can have it any time of the day. There are no specific rules.  It is a complete meal and you would hardly need anything apart from that. Of course onions, chilli and a dash of lemon add more spice along with the achaar. Go for mango pickle only; somehow it taste best with the bhatura.

There is something about the bhatura which makes it compliment only choley and nothing else. Somehow it would seem out of place wouldn’t it? These two dishes complement each other like anything. I guess chole can be tried with any other supplement, but not bhature. Bhatura tastes the best when it is dipped in the spicy chole gravy. For that matter chole and parantha, chole and poori may be acceptable but that zing is missing which you feel when there is bhatura.

Bhature dough has to be mixed well, it is said it should be kept in a warm place covered with a wet cloth. When you roll it out the best way is to not roll it with a rolling pin but use both your hands to shape them. The heat should be enough so that the bhature is cooked properly and puffs like a ball and at the same time the heat should not be so much that the bhature gets over fried. When you are boiling the chole for the gravy do keep salt and baking powder in a tea bag and place it in the pressure cooker. That would make the chole delicious. When you are served chole bhature have it instantly as the real fun is to have the bhature when their shape is maintained.

One thing you need to keep in mind, chole bhature taste heavenly and your calories intake would be 450 calories. Chole are not fattening but bhature are. But would you like to separate them, the choice is entirely yours.

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