Channa Bhatura Recipe, How to Make Channa Bhatura, Chole Bhature

Channa Bhatura RecipeChanna Bhatura is one of the famous North Indian dishes. Whenever you visit North India, especially dhabas or restaurants this recipe will always be one of the top picks among breakfast recipes.

Chole Bhatura recipe is one of the healthy breakfast recipes. In order to attain restaurant flavor, one needs to know the appropriate quantity of spices needs to add. Ideally, Bhatura recipe tastes great when they are hot and puffy as hot air tries to elevate it.

Poori with spicy chickpeas is a perfect combination although we find besan flour chutney made with aloo curry. One can attain golden crust only when oil reaches optimum temperature. Once the oil is hot enough, we need not wait for a long time to cook Puri recipe.

On every street, every restaurant one can find this recipe. It takes hardly an hour to make and fills our tummy. You may also like Masala Puri Recipe.

Channa Bhatura Recipe, How to Make Channa Bhatura, Chole Bhature

Channa Bhatura is one of the famous North Indian dishes.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 840 kcal
Author Rambabu Uppada


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:

      1. In a wide vessel, add maida, soda bicarbonate, yogurt, salt and required water to knead the dough.
      2. Make small balls of dough of equal size and cover with a wet cloth so that moisture is locked.
      3. As you start making bhatura recipe, take each ball of dough and roll with a roller.
      4. On another hand, heat oil in a kadai, once it reaches optimum heat put these puris into oil one by one.
      5. Let them get deep fried and expand like a ball, if needed pour little oil over puri.

      Method for the preparation of channa:

      1. Soak Channa for overnight or for at least 5 hours, clean and boil them till they turn soft, keep aside.
      2. Take few chana dal and mash them separately.
      3. Heat oil in a pan and add jeera and cumin seeds.
      4. Add sliced onions, green chillies, ginger garlic paste and saute for a while.
      5. Continue adding bay leaves, cinnamon stick, cloves, sliced tomatoes and mashed channa.
      6. Sprinkle red chilli powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, salt, coriander powder, pepper powder, boiled channa and required water.
      7. Mix all ingredients and cook for a while till you get a thick gravy.
      8. At last, add little sugar and few drops of lemon extract.
      9. Garnish Channa Bhatura Recipe with coriander leaves and serve hot.

      Recipe Video

      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.

      Rambabu Uppada

      I am Rambabu Uppada, founder of Indian Recipe Info. I am fond of food, I thought of sharing my cooking experience with you all. I designed each recipe in such a way that you can simply follow my steps and prepare restaurant rich recipes at your home.

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