15 April, 2007

Chole Bhature

At last my hubby said it openly that I am addicted to blogging. Well… I am guilty of the fact that I am shamelessly, completely addicted to blogging. For every half an hour I check my blog for comments and in between I am busy with checking other blogs. From now onwards I am planning to leave my laptop upstairs. It’s not because I want to stay away from my blog. It’s just because it will help me getting some exercise of running up and down. (I can see my hubby nodding in agreement now). Before blogging came to picture, first thing in the morning I used to get up and have my breakfast. Now all I can think of is checking my blog as soon i get up. Oh yes!!! Sometimes I do this even before I brush my teeth. Ah!!! The power of blogging.
Now a days it’s become a habit to have food once I finish cooking and clicking. Both go hand in hand. It’s become kind of unsaid agreement between me and my hubby. We both are happy as long as I get to click pictures and he gets yummy things to eat;)

Today I am posting a recipe of Chole which I learnt from my Amma. I made Bhatures to go along with Chole. I adapted the recipe of Bhatures from Asha’s Blog. A delicious recipe from Punjab which is served for breakfast has become very much loved brunch and dinner in our house hold. This may not be the authentic way to make Chole Bhature but this is how I make it at home. The soft and spongy Bhatures with saucy Chole is a combination made in heaven.

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Chole Masala


Chole Masala
Prep Time: 10-15 mins (excluding soaking time)
Cooking Time: 25-30 mins
Serves: 3-4

Ingredients:
1 cup White Kabuli Channa
2 big Onions
3 large Tomatoes/1 canned Tomato
1 inch Ginger
2-3 cloves Garlic
½ tsp Amchur Powder/Marble Sized Tamarind
½-1 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Garam Masala
½ tsp Kitchen King Masala
½ tsp Channa Masala (optional)
1-2 tbsp Kasuri Methi
2 Cardamoms
2 Cloves
½ inch Cinnamon
2-3 tbsp Coriander Leaves, chopped
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

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Chole Masala

Method:
Soak kabuli channa over night in enough water with little cooking soda
Drain and wash well and cook it in pressure cooker with enough water for about 15 minutes.
In a mean while, grind onion, ginger, and garlic along with cardamom, cloves and cinnamon without adding any water.
Score a cross with a sharp knife in the base of each tomato and place them in boiling water and leave for 2 -3 minutes.
Drain and allow them to cool. Then peel the skin and make a puree in food processor and keep it aside.
Heat ghee or oil in a frying pan and add cumin seeds to it.
When it splutters add the ground masala paste and fry in medium flame till ghee separates from it.
Add garam masala, kitchen king masala and channa masala and sauté it for a minute.
Now mix tomato puree and keep stirring constantly until the moisture is completely absorbed.
Add salt, amchur powder, sugar and cooked channa with its water and cook till gravy turns thick.
Remove from fire and garish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with bhaturas or puries accompanied with finely chopped onions and lemon pieces.

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Chole Masala


Bhatura
Prep Time: 10 mins (excluding resting/rising time)
Cooking Time: 10-15 mins
Serves: 3-4

Ingredients:
2 Cups Plain Flour
2 tbsp Plain Yogurt/Sour Cream
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

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Chole Bhature

Method:
Mix all the ingredients above and knead well using enough water to make soft dough.
Cover it with wet cloth and keep it in a warm place for 2-4 hours.
Make a lemon sized ball and roll them out to chapatti sized circles with ¼ cm thickness.
Heat oil in a deep frying pan and fry bhaturas till they turn slightly golden and place them on paper towel.
Make sure that you don’t fry the bhatures long because you want them to be soft and light golden.
Serve them with Chole and vegetable salad and relish.

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Chole Masala

Also Tried Trupti's and Lera's Chole recipe. Both the recipes are the keepers.


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Coffee said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

SLURP!!!!!! That looks super delicious!!!!!

Happy exercising ;)

Asha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

And then she asks ME how I do all the commenting and blogging and posting and ....HAH!!!!;D

Hello,one blog addict to another!! I know,I broke my "no weekend blogging" twice already!Hee Hee...

Chole looks fabulous.If it's your mom's,it must be great.I love kitchen King masala which I found while I was in England! I will try your way next time.

Bhatura looks great too,just like mine..oh wait, it is my recipe...!;D

Enjoy,you know,somebody should round up all these mom's recipes for Mother's day on May 13th as a tribute.Can you do it?

Sandeepa said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Oooooooooh such a yummy breakfast

You are so right, about the addiction. I was thinking I have to check it somehow, its becoming an obsession

Asha I was about to tell you what happened to your weekend rule ;-)

ramya said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hai sia,
I am new to ur bog.u have great blog.look at those photos and ur way of writing its very beautiful.and chole Bhature my favourite and i will try ur version i am searching for recipie too...thank u.

Kribha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Sia,
This is the only dish my MIL eats in any restaurant. I've been making this in different ways to get the hotel taste. Rarely I get the same taste. Will try your version soon.Picture looks YUM O YUM.

Pravs said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I love chole bhature. Looks yum ! Lovely pictures.

archana said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Chole are looking perfect. You really take great pains on presentation :)Nice post :)
I have not had chole for long . Will make it once I go back

KitchenFairy said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Yes,I am also addicted to this,but my kids pulling me back..
Chole looks good,I will try ur way.
dear,now I can see ur pics.

Shivapriya said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Love it!! I'm ready to ding in:D

sra said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

HA HA HA! That was funny! I thought I was addicted till I fell v sick this week but had to go to work, couldn't face the computer any more than I had to!

trupti said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hahahha.....I know what you mean. I used to be like that when I first started blogging, but am well behaved now! ;)

Chhole Bhature look good, addition of kasturi Methi is different... I made them last night too!

hugs,
trupti

Manjula said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thats the power of blogging! Even my hubby complains that I no more cook for him, its all for blogging! Now that I made a bunch of new and different recipes from all my blogosphere buddies, he is very happy :).
Chole Bhature looks delicious. Lovely pictures are so tempting. Kitchen King is all over the S* bloggers :). I always keep forgetting to put this in my grocery list, doh!

Seema said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Suppi,
Oh you are so much right about this new addiction. I am just like you said. Ditto. In the morning with all my drooping eyes and messed up hair, I come directly to the comp ...you know to do what... hee hee. Beautiful pictures and looks perfect.

Shilpa. said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Haha, please tell me you're addicted to the adulation, like me! :) Can't do without it now, can you? :) Same here, but I have toned it down a bit... well sort of. I just realised I could check my mail on my mobile at very low cost, and to avoid being seen hunching over the keyboard, I check my mail on my phone before going to sleep! hee hee!!

musical said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Ha ha ha! that totally had me in splits-Sia, you are not the only one looking for this kind of excercise, you have company in me :)

and Sia, yeh tumne kya kiya :) i am hungry and you have posted chhhole bhature.....yaar, the internet has not advanced so much that i can just hog this stuff through the screen :).

Sushma said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Ya I was also so addicted to blogging initially...now I am taking it easy...

well Chole bhature is also one of our favourite brunch ...

Nice pictures..

roopa said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

he he At last you are there!
i am also getting it there!

kitchen king masala i must try next time

The chole looks mouth watering kane!!

Sia's Corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@coffee,
i guess thats the only solution for the prob with increasing waistline;) cook from blogs and exercise;)

@ashakka,
he he he.. i knew the moment u said u wont be checking the blogrolls on weekends, it won't last for long;) and u proved it today;) he he he.... even i told the same to K and i was sitting with laptop;) but now i really want to cut this short.
amma use this kitechen king masala since as long as i can remember. it gives that extra kick to any north indian cooking. i use little bit of this in pulao and other rice items.
bhatura was fab ashakka... i made it thrice already and each time its getting better:) i served this chole bhature to our french friend and he was bowled over;) thanks for the recipe:)
thats a good idea to make round up mom's recipes. but i am not sure if i can do it as bit busy with office work. but will surely ask some bloggers abt it:)

Sia's Corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@sandeepa,
i know... i want to somehow stop this before it becomes an obsession:) it is kind of eating up all my time.

@ramya,
a warm welcome to spice corner:) thank you for all ur kind words ramya:) i am glad to know u liked my blog.
by the way, do u have ur own blog by any chance? coz i cant find ur blog url here.

@kribha,
try getting kitchen king masala kribha. its the special secret ingredient for hotel taste. and also adding kasuri methi gives whole new taste to it. do let me know when u give it a try:)

Sia's Corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@pravs,
thanks dear:)

@archu,
u still having fun in poona? ah!!! i envy u:)

@kitcehn fairy,
he he he... join the party;)
i uploaded the pics directly this time. thanks for letting me know abt it:)

Sia's Corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@shivpriya,
anytime:) would u like to have one more plate? :)

@trupti,
we both started blogging at same time and u have grown up in this case;)
i made ur version of chole too and loved it. i wanted to put a link to ur recipe but i couldn't fine the post.

@manjula,
he he he... bribing with yummy food is so easy;)
its a must must masala in my ma's pantry:) dont forget to get that one next time manjula coz u will surely find the difference in taste:)

Sia's Corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@seema,
he he he... i can well imagine that;) idara kammi madekku heli idde adare avte ille maraithi:) K always complains abt it:)

@shilpa,
he he he...shilpa, my lips r sealed;) now how much u have toned it down? "a bit" can be anything;) he he he....

@musical,
i am glad to know that i am not the only one who has kind of gone nuts abt blogging;)
maine kuch nahi kiya... sacchi mucchi;)
u always make me fall for ur yummy punjabi cuisine... i cant get enough of that:)

Sia's Corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@sra,
some how i missed ur comment:)
i know... other day i took sick leave n stayed at home cos of high temp but i couldn't stay away from checking blogs:( alas... its a high time i did something abt it:)

@sushma,
u girls are much better than me:) i am gonna slow down a bit from today onwards;)

@roopa,
ayyo... dont get here roopa. i am warning u:)
yup...do try to get hold of kictehn king masala n let me know how u like it:)

USHA said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sups,
Chole bhature looks great dear...Oh even your hubby said atlast,even i got this long back...
When i have to disconnect my old connection and get new one, i use to connect from mobile after 9p.m,i use to surf till early morning...Now i have cut down alot buddy...

Cynthia said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Sia - ahhh, isn't it wonderful to get it all out in the open: admitting our addictions? for it is only is admitting that we can seek help (LOL). Yummy food.

Ramya's Mane Adige said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hey, came across your blog just today.... Its lovely! Your presentation is really good and you have an amazing collection of recipes!!

Mandira said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

chole batoore looks perfect. Absolutely fabulous supriya. :)

Mishmash ! said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

heheh...girl I completely agree with u on the blogging addiction....earlier I used grumble saying that he is a mouse potato but now he is using that allegation against me ;))))) so now I try to stay away from the blogosphere on th weekend but when my google reader updates, its hard to resist but still i manage to an extent :))
btw, ur dish looks very good...my choles are not at interesting, so i will try this next time. :)
take care
Shn

Mishmash ! said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Sia, how about passionate about life n spice n blogging ? ;) just kidding ok... :)

Swapna said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

You know what? I still haven't brushed my teeth and I have already checked my mail, my blog, ur blog and several others:)..Yeah, blogging is kind of addictive...The other day hubby cudn't stand it and he accused me of being obsessed with my blog..This comment ofcoz broke my heart:(..But, he was right in a way..The last thing I do b4 going to sleep is blog:))I am going to follow some routine now..
Chole is my all time fav..Simply love it..Haven't made Bhaturas uptill now..The last time I was gonna make them, I cudn't find a decent recipe..Now, I have ur/Ashaji's recipe..Lovely pics as usual

Sia's Corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@usha,
yeah...even my hubby said it right on my face:( bhoo hooo.... but cant blame him this time;) he he he...look at u, u used mobile to stay in touch when u didnt have net connection. i dont think i can survive w/o broadband anymore;) but i too am gonna cut it down usha... too much of time goes into it:)

@cynthia,
yeah...admit and pay for it;) LOL

@ramya,
welcome spice corner. looks like another kannadiga on board:) loved ur blog name, makes me quite nostalgic though:) thank u ramya for all ur kind words. i appreciate them a lot:)

Sia's Corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@mandira,
thanks buddy:) how is ur GBP going? i feel so bad that i couldn't participate this time. my parsley looked too humble to participate among lovely greens from other bloggers:) may be next time i will be more prepared:)

@shn,
and i used to grumble saying its the "other woman" in my life. now its the ulta case;)
he he he... i guess i must edit it that way...passionate about blogging;) or addicted will be appropriate word here;)

@swapna,
LOL... girl... join the gang... i have to refresh the page every once and then even b4 going to bed...its becoming an obsession han? he he he...
try making bhatures. even i stayed away from it coz of all kneading, rolling and frying process. but it really is very simple to make them and although it is deep fried, i was surprised to see very less oil in it. its almost like tawa fried:)

Latha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Yummy looking chole bhature supriya! I've been craving for this for a while but have not yet made it... bot k and me are on a diet so trying to avoid deep fried food :-(
Mom's recipes always turn out good dont they!

Reena said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

lol everyone is hit by blogging virus. now we should have a note saying beware blogging is contagious.

chole in your pictures looks so scrumptious. i love chole-bhatura combinattion. i craved for it the maximum when i was pregnant.

sunita said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

That plate looks sooooo yummy...I love chole bhatures...talkinh about the addiction, we've all been there...

RML said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi sia,

Thanku for dropping by my blog.
This is my first visit to your blog and wow ur food blog is awesome.Oh my God your pics show how wonderful cook u are.
Grt work!
Lets be in touch.
Madhuri

Richa said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hey sia, if it makes you feel any better, I'm your twin in "that" respect ha!ha! not to worry, it improves with time, they say ;-)
anyway, chole bhature look GREAT! gravy looks sooooo yummy, loved it.
every hand has some alteration in the recipe, right?
thankks for sharing ur mom's recipe

BTW hope u were able to view the pix second time around.

Vani said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Chhole bhature looks yummy! And I know what u mean about blog addiction! I used to be that way too but my daughter got me under control! :) These days I scan for updatesfrom my blogger buddy list and take a quick look and if I have time, leave a comment.
BTW, I've been meaning to tell this to you for ages but keep forgetting. I don't know if it's my computer but your blog takes almost 5 mins to load! Has anyone else experienced this?

Maneka Nirmal said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

that looks soooooooo good..chole bhature is one of my favorites among the north indian dishes.
thanks for the recipe sia.

Mishmash ! said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Sia, passionate is the euphemism for addiction, thats why i suggested that ;))) Sorry to attack ur comment section again but couldnt help :)

Shn

Kads said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hey Supriya
This chole looks really good with the pretty onion garnishing at the centre. .Ooh my girl how do you manage to go for so much of deepfrying most of the weeks!!...

Planethalder said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

My husband recently pleaded with me to look at and speak with him as if he was a blog, just so I could give him some more of my attention. I only think he was half jesting :-( Planet from London.

Sig said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Sup, hahaha, I like that idea of keeping the laptop on the top floor, if you have to do it, why not get some exercise right? :) . I know exactly what you mean about the addiction :) let me know if you figure out a cure...

The chole looks super yummy!!! And the bhature looks perfect...

Kajal said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Yummy...............
I love your dish.
I can't wait for it................
Good presentation of nice dish.
Take care.
Have anice day.:)

Sharmi said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hey supu!! hope you are doing good.
loved the look of ur pics always. Nice presentation. I had chole bhature this weekend at restaurant. this recipe never gets old!!

Ramya's Mane Adige said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Yep!! I did my schooling in mangalore, though I have my roots in bangalore.....So, you can say I'm a mangalorean!! :). Have blogrolled you... hope you dont mind!

Paddukoti said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Woh!!
absolutely delicious!!!
and about addiction, i am trying to take drastic measures to stay away from my laptop.

Sia's Corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@latha,
u can try this when u feel u had enough of dieting;) sometimes temptation is very hard to resist:)

@reena,
you r right. we should put that warning on the top of the list;)

@sunitha,
thanks dear:)

Sia's Corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@madhuri,
mmm... i came to ur blog through ur comment on one of my previous post:) i did make some changes to template here, and i think thats the reason for ur confusion;) what ever is the reason i am glad to find another lovely food blog:)

@richa,
everyone has their own recipe:) i have tried trupti and lera's chole recipe which tastes different from my ma's recipe:)
i checked ur blog today and i can view the pics:)

Sia's Corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@vani,
little M must be keeping u very busy han? will look forward to her recent pic. do pass my kisses and hugs to her:)
i am not sure if others r having same prob with page upload vani. here in my office n at home it takes just few seconds to upload the page. do let me know if u have same prob everytime u click.

@maneka,
thank u dear:) now u have many recipe to try out here:) do check trupti, asha and lera's recipe too. i have to try ashakka's recipe sometime soon:) kind of got addicted to chole bhature:)

@shn,
he he he...i was thinking of obsession;) what do u think nosti;)

Sia's Corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@kads,
thanks kads. we walk up and down to our work place and try to incorporate many greens and fruits in our daily diet:) deep fried stuffs r only for weekends. cant risk our health han;)

@planethalder,
LOL...OMG...i can very well imagine that... there is something abt blogging han? god...u had me ROFL...

@sig,
there is only one cure sig...sitch ur laptop;) dont sound very good han? he he he... do let me know if u get some enlightment;) he he he...

Sia's Corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@kajal,
thanks dear for ur lovely words:)

@sharmi,
dear..hope U r doing good...after seeing ur vishu spread i am sure u dont have to cook for another week;) u rock sweetheart:)

@ramya,
thats good to know ramya. i am glad to meet another mangalorean:)
i have no prob with u blogrolling me. i will add ut link to my blog asap:)

@paddukoti,
drastic measure? do let us know abt it:)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thats looks really cool.Will try it out this weekend for breakfast.Was wondering if u could post some mangalorean recipes.specially chicken ghassi,fish curry and pork recipes.Love the taste of mangalorean food and looking forward to see some traditional recipes.Also do u have the recipe for sannas with yeast.
Thanks

Sia's Corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@anonymous,
thank u for dropping by. do let me know how u liked it.
i am sorry to dissapoint u here. i am a vegetarian so i wont be able to post any of chicken, pork or fish recipes here. do check the links for mangalorean vegetarian recipes here. check shilpa's aayi's recipe for some konkani/mangalorean non veg recipes. i guess that is one of the best konkani cuisine blog.

Sukanya Ramkumar said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi,
Ur Chole looks delicious.......All ur pictures are very nice.....Hope u r getting my url this time........If not this is my url http://hotandsweetbowl.blogspot.com/

Aahaar Vihaar said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Looks yummy. I love chole batura!!!

Pooja said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi supriya,
everytime you describe something over here, i am sure it will make me smile at the end. this time also it is fun to read your post.
chole looks wonderful. thanks for
sharing the recipe.
this blogging is very addctive activity. i also passed from the same phase, and it takes a very very strong mind to restrict ourself. anyway do it more and you have more fun doing it, i thinkthats why we people are so attached to this. :D . just a little note i placed i nmy mind now that family is first and the nblogging , this keeps me alert from spending hourso n blogging .:)
loved reading your posts as ususl.
Keep tha good work going on.
-Pooja

Vcuisine said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Nice post Sia, enjoyed reading your experience. I just made it a point since beginning that i limit my blogging time otherwise we loose our control over that. But we do learn a lot through this blogging. Can't deny that :) Nice recipe and nice post. Viji

thaipop said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi,
a very good food blog!!!
We would like to exchange Link with You.
THAIFOOD BLOG:
http://www.siam-food.blogspot.com
We are already linkin to Your Site.

indosungod said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Sia Chole Bhature my regular order at restaurants in India. Looks super tasty. We are all afflicted with this Blog addiction, there is no cure for that I guess.

The family gets to enjoy tasty new foods so we all win in the end right?

bee said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

sia, this is my third attempt. your site just hangs up on me. gorgeous gorgeous chana. will try this.

swapna said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi supriya
Lovely looking bhatura..I love them..chole is looking too good with the onions on that..!!!!

just for fun said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sia, chole is one of my fav. Surely I am going to try your version. Yummy :)

Sia's Corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@sukanya,
thanks for leaving the link sukanya.

@AV,
thank u:)

@pooja,
glad u find my posts interesting and funny pooja. i guess most of us alike when it comes to blogging;) but yup, there is limit to everything.

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@viji,
as i was telling pooja u r right about addiction. i am restricting my time for blogging as its becoming difficult to manage my home n work:) so i guess i will have full control over this after few days:)

@thaipop,
thank u:)

@ISG,
u r right. my cooking has improved a lot after i started blogging. thanks to all blogger buddies who have good knowledge and experience to tame the toughest recipes and produce yummy food:)

Sia's Corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@bee,
i got same complaint from vani. i am not sure why it hangs up bee. will sort it our in weekend.

@swapna,
thanks dear:)

@jasu,
oh!! then do let me know how u like it:)

Prema Sundar said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Chole Bature looks lovely Supriya. U are right abt the addiction and husbands say that often.

Priya Dilip said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hey Sia.. Chole looks fabulous.. should your way of making soon.. And about the power of blogging, sometimes i am well behaved and other times, i am not.. kind a confusing my hubby... so he has not started complaining ..
have a nice day..

musical said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Sia,

i am having real bad hunger pangs.....and the chole bhature just keep looking at me from the screen.....ah! want some now!

Bharathy. said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sia,I reached here thru asha's blog.Bhatura and channa chole looks great!I too make it rarely...certainly would give a try to your version as well...

Santhi said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sia...Its true..am also relatively new to blogging, but its already such a huge addiction...in fact, I was thinking of writing a post on blog addiction ... :-)...and I have no clue whether I ll really be able to get de-addicted..;-)
new to your blog, you have a really great blog going !

trupti said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

kahan gayi???

take care..hugs, trupti

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sia, Truly delicious! I cannot afford to let blogging take over my already-taken-over-by-kid life. Looks like you dont have one yet:) Enjoy blogging while you can!!!

SJ said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Yummmy.... planning on making chole bhature tomorrow. Got my own chole recipe but plan to try your bhature. Thanks for the resipe posted with perfect timing for my brunch plans :-)

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@prema,
looks like its the same case in ur home too;)

@priya,
ha ha ha.... it wont be long before he starts commenting about ur blogging then;)

@musical,
i have got the solution:) dont check any blogs when u r hungry;) what say?

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@bharathy,
thanks for stopping by and warm welcome to u:) i am sure once u cook this then it will be in ur menu atleast once in a month;)

@santhi,
a warm welcome dear:) he he he...if u have any tips for blog de-acction then plz do share with me:)

@trupti,
hugs to u sweetie:)

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@hema,
he he he...nope no kids to come bet blog n me yet;) u girls really rock. donno hw u manage home, kids and work:)

@sj,
girl, u must share ur chole recipe. everyone had their own recipe and they do taste different:)

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hey, I saw this recipes picture in this site.
http://vahrevah.com/recipedetails.php?postedby=User&userrecipe_id=66
I dont have your mail id so thought of letting you know immediately.

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@sharmi,
thanks sharmi for letting me know. i have left a comment in there site to remove my picture. will wait for few days and see if they delete it.

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Hi Sia
Saw your chole recipe and plan to try it tomorrow , as I am expecting some guests.
I am new to cooking and wanted to know how to make chole which is the dark brown one I guess the one u would use as ragada...... I hope i dont sound too silly

cheers!!
Naina

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@naina,
2 yrs back i too didn't know the difference between one dal to another :) so please dont hesitate to clear your doubt.
are you talking abt dark brown chole? if thats the case then i would suggest you to follow my Rajma recipe. it tastes wonderful with that gravy as dark channa has thick skin and takes time to absorb flavours. the secret is to cook on very low flame for long time. if you have time then i would suggest you to cook this in the afternoon itself for dinner as it will absorb all the flavours.
if you are using white kabuli channa then follow this same recipe. you can also use canned channa if you like as it will not make much difference in taste and takes less time to cook.
do let me know if i have cleared your doubt. good luck:)

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Hi Sia,

I tried this recipe of chole batura this morning. Needless to say it came out excellent...

I have tried many recipes earlier but could not get this good taste for chole...

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@Raji,
its a wondeful feeling when someone tried ur recipe and likes it:) thanks raji for letting me know.

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Hello Sia,
I am totally new to your blogs and as well cooking..
been jus a year since i have started cooking and trust me my passion towards cooking doubled after cing ur blogs
Hats Off!..amzing recipes and the best part were the pics u click..
now i have developed such a addiction towards just going through urs and all others blogs all through the day and trying them here in my Kitchen..

ur dishes all look simply sooperb..chole is seriously dam tempting..

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Hi,

Your Picture has been used in this website.
http://www.evernewrecipes.com/bread-recipes/chole-bhature-recipe.html

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Hi,

This picture has been used in this website
http://www.evernewrecipes.com/bread-recipes/chole-bhature-recipe.html

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Going to try this recipe out for the Christmas pot luck. Thanks sia.

Indu

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Hi Sia, Hope you and your loved ones are having a happy holiday season. I decided to have a totally Indian meal for Christmas Day lunch and decided to make Chole Bhature.

Made Chole using your recipe and I am in love with this dish. Absolutely mouthwateringly delicious. Definitely a keeper especially for our American friends who appreciate Indian food but cannot handle the spice. This dish is perfectly spiced with all the flavors and none of the heat. Loved it !!!

For Bhature I just fried up some flour tortillas and they were a perfect substitute for Bhature.

Thanks!!!

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While googleing for chole recipe i came across ur blog n hv fallen in luv wd it. its just amazing. the way u hv detailed the preperation method n d pics.... they tempt me to try asap. since last 2-3 days whnevr i get time i start flipping ur blog pages.... :)

Eskitha Periyaswamy said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

While googleing for chole recipe i came across ur blog n hv fallen in luv wd it. its just amazing. the way u hv detailed the preperation method n d pics.... they tempt me to try asap. since last 2-3 days whnevr i get time i start flipping ur blog pages.... :)

Eskitha Periyaswamy said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Last weekend I ws googleing for chole recipe n came across ur blog n finally evn b4 trying it I fell in luv wd it(ur blog). Also tried the recipe, evrybody at home liked it. All credit goes to you. Since then whenevr I get time I start flipping your blog pages. Both the recipe and the pics r tempting me to experiment in my kitchen asap. Thanks.
Eskitha S.Krishnan

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this blog is simply awesome!! generally all the recipes we read in books n blogs are so complicated. i found this really helpful! Deliciously simple recipes :)

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@preeti, thank you for your kind words and welcome to Monsoon Spice :)

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