by Sunita on March 30, 2007

Soft bhaturas with their chole companions are always a delight in our family. Even the kids do not complain.

For me, well…this dish conjures up images of the huge van near our college called Caterwheels, which as the name suggests, was a food van, dishing out fresh food to it’s numerous customers. We were a bit skeptical the first time we saw this monstrous but chick van, a bit apprehensive as well to try anything from it. But those who were adventurous enough to do so, seemed to go back again and again…word soon spread and your’s truly was finally seduced for good.

From then on, every lunch time, we would make a mad dash to queue and savour the delightful dishes they had to offer. For me it was usually chole- bhaturas… some of the best I’ve ever had and combined with the rather relative low price, for a student with limited pocket money, what more could one ask for!

The following is my version of bhaturas…will post the chole recipe later.

What’s needed-

2C flour
1/2 C yogurt
1C milk
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tblsp oil


Add yogurt, milk,baking powder and oil to flour and make a soft dough. Keep aside, covered, for preferably 8 hours. Can be left overnight.

Make small balls, roll into thick puris and deep fry.

Serve hot with chole…yummmm! Had them for lunch last Saturday.

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Paddukoti March 30, 2007 at 9:55 pm

hey sunita
what a coincidence? i made chole poori two days back!!!


2 sunita's world March 30, 2007 at 9:59 pm

Padmaja, do’nt you love them…


3 Seema March 30, 2007 at 11:43 pm

The best combo every chole bhaturas isn’t it? I love it even better than puri bhaji.


4 sunita's world March 31, 2007 at 8:48 am

Hi Seema, nice to have you over…


5 Cynthia March 31, 2007 at 2:55 pm

I recognise the channa (chick peas) on the plate. Can you explain to me what chole is?


6 sunita's world March 31, 2007 at 3:35 pm

Cynthia, you’ve guessed right-they are chickpeas and we call this curry chole…


7 Mandira March 31, 2007 at 5:28 pm

the baturas looks delicious sunita, we were just talking about it the other day. Now I want it… now.


8 Mahek March 31, 2007 at 6:37 pm

i love bhaturas
i love the plate you have served it too…


9 Sandeepa March 31, 2007 at 7:55 pm

Love Chana Bhatura…thanks for the recipe never made bhaturas at home..usually its puris :)

Chole is a dish made with Chick Peas.


10 sunita's world March 31, 2007 at 9:12 pm

Mandira,would have sent some over if possible…till then…

Mahek, thanks…welcome to my world…

Sandeepa,you’re most welcome… puris have their own charm as well, but these bhaturas go so well with the chole…and very filling too…


11 Cynthia April 2, 2007 at 2:56 pm

Thanks, Sunita. In the Caribbean – moreso in Trinidad they make a channa and potato curry and as we are known for being literal in this part of the world when it comes to naming our food :) it is called aloo and channa curry or channa & aloo curry


12 Sharmi April 2, 2007 at 7:15 pm

hmmmm… Yummy yummy Chole bature!!



13 hi February 15, 2008 at 2:18 pm

helo Sunita,,,

came across ur blog.. luved it..
which flour we have to use,, maida or wheat..??

– Ammu


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