Pindi Chole & Bhatura: Baisakhi Special

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Pindi Chole & Bhatura
Baisakhi marks the beginning of Hindu year. We can celebrate the beginning of this harvest festival with some of the easy-to-make vegetarian recipes.

Pindi Chole (Serves 4)


Chickpeas (Chole) 1½ cup

Onions (chopped) 2 (big size)

Tomatoes (chopped) 2 (big size)

Ginger 1tbsp

Garlic 1tsp

Green Chillies (chopped) 3-4

Coriander Leaves (chopped)

Coriander powder 2tsp

Ground cumin 2tsp

Turmeric powder ½ tsp

Garam Masala ½ tsp

Red Chilli powder According to taste

Salt According to taste

Oil 2-3tbsp


Soak chole in water for about 4 hours.

Place chole in a pressure cooker with enough water and salt. Cook till done and drain excess water.

Heat oil in a pan, add onions. Saute till golden-brown.

Now, add chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies to it. Fry for another 5 minutes.

Add chopped tomatoes, ground cumin, coriander and red chilli powder to it. Mix well till oil separates the mixture.

Pour boiled chole to the mixture and add salt, turmeric powder and garam masala to it. Saute well.

Simmer the gas and let it cook till all the water is absorbed.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with bhaturas.



Maida 200gms

Milk ½ cup

Yeast 1tsp

Baking Soda  ½tsp

Sugar 2tsp

Salt According to taste

Oil For deep frying


Mix all the ingredients well together.

Add some warm water and make it into a thick dough.

Cover the dough with a wet cotton cloth and keep it for 10 minutes.

Now, make small balls from this mixture and roll it into motifs.

Deep fry and serve hot.

So, try these lip-smacking recipes of pindi chole and bhatura to celebrate Baisakhi this year.

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Story first published: Monday, April 9, 2012, 15:43 [IST]
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