Chole Bhatura

A nice excerpt.

“Some kids are there to teach you a lot of lessons. And it is okay for mothers and fathers to sometimes get upset with their kids. You don’t have to bring them up with all rosy, rosy, nicey, nicey and sweet words all the time. Then you will make them very weak.
I have seen parents who have never scolded their children. These children when they grow old, they can’t stand any criticism. A little criticism, a little disrespect from someone or a little bit of failure rattles them. They become so upset because they never experienced anything like that at home.
So at home, being upset with kids sometimes (not all the time), is like giving them a vaccination so they get stronger to the world outside home. But don’t take this as an excuse to all the time get upset with the kids, it does not work. Too much of it is also bad. If you are scolding your children every day on a routine basis, they become so thick skinned and they go all the way to the other side, which is also not good. A little dose here and there is okay.”



Maida – 2 cup (You may use all purpose flour, but i haven’t tried it)
White bread – 4 slices (Edges removed)
Milk – As required
Baking soda


1) Soak the bread slices in the milk. Combine the bread slices, milk, flour, salt and baking soda into a fine dough.

2) Roll into small pooris and deep fry.

Batura ready!! Next lets goto Chole



Chickpeas – 2 cups (Soak overnight and pressure cook 4-5 whistles with salt)
Onion – 2 large (cut one into four quarters and chop the other finely)
Tomato – 2 large
Clove – 2
Cinnamon – 2 small pieces
Bay leaves – 2
Chili powder – 1 tbs
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Tamarind – little


1) Boil some water and add onion quarters to it.Remove the cooked onions and add both the tomatoes to it.

2) Grind the cooked onion to paste and keep it aside. Similarly peel the skin off the tomato and grind to paste.

3) In a pan add some oil and saute cinnamon,cloves and bay leaves. Add one chopped onion. Saute till they get brown.

4) Add some salt.Next add ground onion, cook for a while then add ground tomato paste.

5) When the gravy thickens add chili powder and garam masala.

6) Next add very little tamarind juice.

7) Finally add the cooked chickpeas.