Paneer(cottage cheese) Stuffed Bhatura with Chole

Chole Bhature is world famous recipe from Punjabi cuisine.  Soft, fluffy  Bhature made with all purpose flour and  Chole made with spicy  chickpeas .Both Chole and Bhatura are separate dishes eaten together.Chole Bhature is popular as street food in India,it can it as  breakfast .Paneer (cottage cheese) stuffed bhatura is soft,fluffy and absolutely delicious.

Ingredients( serving-4)


  • For Bhatura
    • All purpose flour-2 cup
    • Curd-1/4 cup
    • Baking soda- 1/2 tsp
    • Baking powder-1 pinch
    •  Water as required
    • Butter/oil-1tsp
    •  Salt-to taste
    • Oil for deep- frying
  • Paneer stuffing-
    • Paneer-1/2 cup crumble/grated
    • Green chili-1/2 tsp finely chopped
    • Ginger-garlic paste-1/2 tsp
    • Salt-1/2 tsp
    • Cumin powder-1/2 tsp
    • Coriander leaves-1 tsp finely chopped
  • For Chole( serving-4)
    • White Chickpeas/chhole-1 cup
    • For muslin bag(bundle)-
      • Tea bag-1
      • Clove-2-3
      • Whole black cardamom-2-3
      • Whole Black pepper-5-6
      • Bay leaf-1-2
      • Cinnamon stick-1
      • Pomegranate peel-1 piece(optional)
    • For gravy-
    • Tomato-1 cup, puree
    • Onion-1 cup,  grated
    • Asafoetida/hing-1 pinch
    • Red chilli-1 tsp
    • Ginger and garlic paste-2 tsp
    • Garam masala-1/2 tsp
    • Chhole masala-1 tsp
    • Dry mango powder/ pomegranate powder-1/2 tsp
    • Salt- to taste
    • Cashew nut paste-1tbsp
    • Cooking oil-2 tbsp
    • Ginger-4-5 Julienne for garnish

Method


Step 1 – Combine all ingredients in a bowl   mix very well then add little water and make semi-stiff dough (knead10-15 minutes) , cover dough  with damp cloth and keep aside for 1 hour.

Step 2 – After 1 hour take dough and knead 5 -10,and  make ball from dough and cover  with damp cloth for 10 minutes.Mix all ingredients of stuffing ,keep aside.

Step 3 – Heat the oil in deep nonstick pan.

Step 4 – Take ball and roll it into  a chapati size with the help of rolling pin.Put 1 tbsp stuffing and close proper,roll out again like chapati size.

Step 5 – Place bhatura in hot oil on a high flame and deep fry till bhatura puff up and turn golden in both side,take out bhatura and keep in tissue paper. Serve hot with chhole.

For Chole 

Step 7 – Wash and soak chickpeas for 8 to 10 hours/overnight.

Step 8 – Wash chickpeas with fresh water and keep in pressure cooker add 1/2 tsp salt,muslin bag, 4 cup water  close lid and give 6 to 7 whistles then keep in low flame for 2 to 3 minutes,remove from heat and cool it.(Keep chick pea and water separate).

Step 9 – Heat nonstick pan add oil ,in  oil add cumin seeds,then add grated onion fry until turns brown ,add ginger garlic paste  cook  until rawness gone,add all spices red chili powder chhole masala ,gram masala,salt,then add tomato puree,mix it proper and cook 2 to 3 minutes until oil float on tomato puree then add chickpeas (separate water) mix it, cook 1-2 minutes,then add chickpea water cover it cook on low flame for 8 to 10 minutes .

Step 10 – Open lid add Cashew nut paste and dry mango powder mix it proper and remove from heat,g. Serve  with Paneer Stuffed Bhature.

Note


  • For Bhature knead dough semi stiff, do not add too much water otherwise Bhature will not puff up.
  • For Bhature relaxing period is very important don’t avoid it.
  • For  Bhature oil will be hot  .
  • Don’t use oil /flour for rolling Bhature.
  • For Chole cashew nut paste give rich flavor  it’s optional .

65 Comments Add yours

  1. My God this looks rich and heavy, but tasty all the same. Gotta try this out.

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    1. Please try it out.. its great in taste

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      1. Wow, that was a fast reply. 😁
        Definitely will try it. 🙂

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  2. I am sooo drooling over this…I want this noww😁

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  3. Your delicious recipes always make my mouth water…:-)

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  4. mistimaan says:

    So lovely recipe 🙂

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  5. Tempting 😋🤗🤗🤗

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    1. 😊😊😊Thank you

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  6. Will try it .Looks yummy

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    1. Thanks Pragati. Please try and you will surly love it

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  7. Choley with Puri was my lunch today😀, yummy recipe👍🏻

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  8. sevenroses says:

    my favourite! yummy recipe

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    1. Thank you.. one of my and my family favourite as well…

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  9. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    WOOF! I CAN SMELL ALL THOSE LOVELY SPICES! AND YOU SAY ALL THESE INGREDIENTS GO INTO THE STREET VERSIONS?

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    1. Thanks Jonathan for reblogging..

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  10. Ankur Mithal says:

    Always a favourite. Is paneer a standard part of the bhatura or a variant?

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    1. Thanks Mr. Mithal for visiting and writing on my food blog post. Regarding to your question Paneer is variant for Bhatura. It gives soft creamy flavour to Bhatura.

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  11. Your ideas, coordination and presentation makes it even more enticing than it would ordinarily have been. Awesome 👏🏽

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    1. Thanks so much for appreciating my work.

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  12. intrepid8 says:

    This is great. Thanks for sharing

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  13. gohealthy says:

    Hi, this recipe looks delicious!😍 And I’m glad that u liked my blog. Thanks for the follow!

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  14. Peter says:

    Thanks for liking my blog post & letting me find your blog to follow. Love India food & having left USA (currently in Mexico) lacking for any local restaurants to visit. Be back to check out your recipes. Been cooking for over 50 years, so this looks like a great place to wander through. Mostly vegan, love curries! Thanks again!

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    1. Thanks Peter.. 50 years and cooking is just amazing..

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  15. SGC Admin says:

    thanks for the post like on SGC… looks like there are some awesome veggie recipes here, thanks for sharing your knowledge… 🙂

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  16. cupcakecache says:

    Your blog is so wonderfully presented! I love Indian food in the restaurant but I am afraid that I have little talent for making it.

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  17. Lan says:

    This is yum!

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  18. bestylechic says:

    wow sooo yummy recipes … lpved your blog .. following you from now on…do follow back please:)

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  19. Looks and sounds SO delicious!

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  20. mihrank says:

    this is so delicious and healthy!!

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  21. Innovative and outstanding post

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  22. prior.. says:

    Looks so good – and I love paneer

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  23. ohiocook says:

    Thank you for dropping by my blog.

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  24. Now I’m hungry! Delicious looking recipes!

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    1. Thanks ,so much… please try it out !

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  25. Be still my heart…..this looks so wonderful, now just to find the ingredients!

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    1. Thanks Liza, I think you can find ingredients since it’s handy ones 👍

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  26. Really enjoying getting to know some of the recipes you are posting on here, Smartvegrecipe. Am about to try to make this current one!

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    1. Thank you . Your comment made my day 🙂

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  27. jaitraadi says:

    Yummy baturas superb

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    1. Thank you very much !

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  28. leeawrites says:

    Reblogged this on graphicgrub and commented:
    This will be good!

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