Friday, June 27, 2008

Chana Bhatura

For Bhatura:
1.Plain Flour ( Maida) - 2 cups
2.Yoghurt ( curd) - 3 tbsp
3.Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
4.Oil - 2 tbsp
5.Salt - to taste
6.Oil for deep frying.

For Chana:
1.Boiled White Chana ( Kabuli Chana) - 2 cups
2.Large Onions - 2 nos
3.Tomatoes - 4 nos
4.Ginger n Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
5.Green chillies - 2 nos
6.Chilli Powder - 1/2 tbsp
7.Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
8.Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
9.Oil - as reqd
10.Salt - to taste
11.Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp

For Seasoning :
1.Cinnamon sticks - 2 ''
2.Cloves - 3 nos
3.Bay Leaf - 2

For Bhatura:
1.Soak the chana dal in water to overnight and pressure cook for 5 - 6 whistles.
2.Sieve the flour and add the baking soda , salt, and curd.
3.Make the dough ,if need add milk to knead.
4.Keep the kneaded dough in a warm place covered with wet cloth for about 6 - 7 hours.
5.After 7 hours,take the dough and knead it well.
6.Take a lemon size dough and roll into circular shape like poori.(dont roll into thin)
7.Deep fry it into oil to a light golden brown and serve hot with chana masala.

For Chana :
1.Pressure cook the soaked chana dhal for 7 whistles and keep it aside.
2.Take 5 tbsps of cooked chana dhal for grinding.
3.Heat oil in a pan ,season all the items under seasoning.
4.Add the sliced onions and saute it well.
5.Now add the ginger n garliic paste and green chillies,fry for a minute.Now add the tomatoes.
6.Add the grounded chana paste, saute it for a minute.
7.Now add the Chilli powder,turmeric powder,cumin powder,garam masala and salt to taste.Mix it well.
8.Then add the cooked chana dhal with 2 cups of water or can use the same cooked chana dhal water.
9.Bring to boil and stir it well till the gravy thickens.
10.Garnish with onions,coriander leaves and tomatoes.
11.Serve it with hot Bhatura.

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