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Choley Bhaturey: English – Urdu Recipe

Choley Bhaturey

Choley Bhaturey

Ingredients for Choley

  1. 1 cup of Chick Peas (Kabuli Chana) (soaked overnight in warm water)
  2. 1 Onion (finely chopped)
  3. ½” piece of Ginger (Adrak) (grated)
  4. 1 teaspoon Garlic Paste
  5. 1 Tea Bag (optional – this is to give the black colour , as in restaurants )
  6. ½ tsp. of Cumin Seeds
  7. 2 tsp. of Red Chilli Powder ( to taste)
  8. ¼ tsp. of Turmeric Powder
  9. 1 tbsp. of Coriander Powder
  10. 1 tsp. of Cumin Powder
  11. Salt (to taste)
  12. 2 tsp. of Chana Masala
  13. 2 tsp. of Dry Mango Powder (Aamchoor Powder)
  14. 2 tbsp. of Cooking Oil
  15. 1/2 cup Tomato Paste


  • Pressure cook the chick peas with the tea bag for 3 whistles until they are soft.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Discard the tea bag.
  • Heat the oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds.
  • When the seeds crackle, add the onion, ginger and garlic and sauté until the onion is golden brown.
  • Add the chana masala, red chilli powder, mango powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt and sauté for another minute.
  • Add the tomatoes paste and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add the chick peas and 1 cup of water and mix well.
  • Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes and set aside.

Ingredients 1st option for Bhaturey

  1. ½ cup of Potatoes (boiled & grated)
  2. ½ cup of All-Purpose Flour (Maida)
  3. Salt (to taste)
  4. 1 ½ tsp. of Cooking Oil
  5. More Cooking Oil (for deep frying)


  • Combine the flour, potato, 1 ½ teaspoons of oil and salt and knead into a firm dough without using any water.
  • Knead the dough very well until it is smooth.
  • Cover with a wet muslin cloth and rest the dough for 10 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal parts and roll out into circles of 125 mm. (5″) diameter.
  • Deep fry in hot oil until the bhaturas puff up and both sides are golden brown.
  • Serve hot with the cholay, sliced onion, green chillies, fresh coriander and lemon wedges.

2nd Option For Bhatura:

  1. 2 cups all purpose flour (maida)
  2. A pinch of baking soda
  3. 1 tbsp. ghee or oil
  4. Curd (yogurt) to knead a dough
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Oil to deep fry

Method for 2nd option of Bhatura:

  • Combine flour, soda, oil and salt in a bowl.
  • Add enough curd to knead into a soft dough.
  • Cover with a wet cloth. Keep aside for 5-6 hours.
  • Knead the dough again.
  • Divide the dough and shape into balls.
  • Roll into thick rounds.


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