Channa Bhatura RecipeChanna Bhatura is one of the famous North Indian dishes. Chole Bhatura recipe is one of the healthy breakfast recipes. Poori with spicy chickpeas is a perfect combination.

Ingredients for channa bhatura:
For Channa:

Kabuli channa/ Chickpeas (soaked overnight) – 1 cup (large)

Tomato (choped) – 1 cup

Onions (chopped)- 2 cup

Coriander leaves (chopped) – 2 tbsp.

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp.

Lemon (juice extracted) – 1 tbsp.

Oil – 4 tbsp.

Ghee – 1 tbsp. (optional)

Green chillies (slit) – 4 no.

Bay leaves – 2-3 no.

Sugar – 1/2 tbsp.

Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tbsp.

Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tbsp.

Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp. (as per taste)

Coriander powder – ½ tbsp.

Turmeric powder – A pinch

Garam masala powder – 1/2 tbsp.

Pepper powder– 1/4 tbsp.

Salt – As per your taste.


 For Bhatura:


Maida/ plain flour – 2 cups

Yogurt / curd – 1 cup.

Oil – For deep fry

Oil – 2 tbsp. (for kneading dough)

Soda Bicarbonate – ¼ tbsp. (optional)

How to Make Channa Bhatura Recipe:


How to Make Bhatura Recipe:

  • Sieve maida/ plain flour, soda bicarbonate and salt together
  • Add yogurt and oil to knead. Make it into the soft dough.

Keading Dough for Bhatura

  • In order to maintain moisture, cover the dough with a wet cloth.
  • Keep aside for about 5 hours.


Tip: Take care that the cloth covered over the dough is wet and don’t let it dry.

Tip: In other instance, we can make puri recipe within no time after the dough is kneaded. In this case, the dough should be kneaded for at least 5- 10 minutes.


  • Knead the dough once again before frying.
  • Make small balls and roll to make a thin layer with the help of some flour.

Rolling of dough

  • Heat the oil, once the oil is heat, fry until golden brown colour turning only once.

Frying Puri in oil

Tip: In order to make puri expand like a ball, we need to pour hot oil over top layer. For detailed visuals watch the video below.


Method for the preparation of channa:


  • Wash and soak Channa for about 5 hours.

Soak channa dal

  • Cook chickpeas adding enough water until cooked.
  • Take a little portion of peas and mash them to make gravy.

Mashing of peas


Tip: Don’t throw away drained water, keep aside.

  • Chop onions and tomatoes, keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a large pan and add cumin seeds and jeera.
  • Once cumin seeds start spluttering add chopped onions.

Adding cumin seeds, jeera and onions

  • Add sliced green chillies.

Adding green chillies

  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a while.

Adding ginger garlic paste

  • Add cloves, cinnamon sticks and bay leaf.

adding masala ingredients

  • Saute sliced tomatoes.

add tomatoes

  • Once tomatoes are cooked add mashed chickpeas.

Add mashed peas

  • Now add turmeric powder, red chilly powder, salt and garam masala powder.

Adding masala ingredients - channa

  • Add coriander powder, pepper powder, chickpeas and drained water.

Adding masala ingredients - channa 2

  • Add sugar for flavor and cook further until we get a thick gravy.

Adding sugar

Tip: Squeeze few drops of lemon if you feel its hot, lemon extract enhances flavor.

  • Channa Bhatura recipe is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot.

How to Make Channa Bhatura Recipe: