Easy and Simple Chola Bhatura!
A Punjabi vegetarian delicacy that will melt your heart and have you singing.
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    For chole
    For the bhaturas
    1. For chole
    2. 1. Add the bay leaf, cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves, green and black cardamom, whole pepper corns with oil into a pan
    3. 2. Once the mixture turns brown, add the chopped onions and sauté well.
    4. 3. Saute for 2-4 minutes and then add the chopped ginger and garlic.
    5. 4. Once the onions have cooked fairly well, add turmeric, chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt, asafoetida and fry well.
    6. 5. If the mixture is sticking to the pan, add a little water..
    7. 6. The chole that has been soaked overnight and pressure cooked should be added to the masala and stirred well.
    8. 7. Now add tomatoes, some sugar and salt to the chickpeas.(chole)
    9. 8. Continue to stir well and then add the choppen green chillies, ajwain and water
    10. 9. Add a tea bag to the masala to get the color of the chole
    11. 10. Simmer the chole for about a hour and cover it.
    12. 11. Add a spoonful of butter and lime juice to the chole .
    13. 12. Your chole is done! Garnish it with coriander leaves and butter and serve with bhaturas.
    For the bhaturas
    1. 1. Mix the whole wheat flour, maida and salt with adequate amount of water.
    2. 2. Knead the mixture till you get the a non-sticky ball
    3. 3. Sprinkle yeast on top of the ball and leave for 2-3 hours.
    4. 4. Divide into medium-sized balls.
    5. 5. Roll out the medium-sized balls into round or oval shape. The bhatura should not be too thinly rolled out.
    6. 6. Deep fry the bhaturas until they are golden brown.
    7. 7. Serve the bhatura with the garnished chole