Chola & Batura Or Chick peas & Naan

December 30th, 2005

Ingredients for Chick Peas (Chola)
1 boil canned Chick Peas or u can soak chick peas in water overnight.
Salt to taste

1 Tea bag

1/2 tsp Zeera

4 piece Kadi Patta

2 big Onions

1/8 piece of Ginger, 3 cloves of Garlic grated

1 tsp Garam Masala

1 Tomato or 2 tbsp Tomato Puree

1/4 tsp each turmeric, red chilli powder, Dhaniya powder

Method for chick peas
If u are using chick peas soaked in water overnight, then next day pressure cook chick peas adding salt to taste and 1 tea bag. This will change the color of chola to black. Pressure cook it for 30 minutes till they are soft and tender. But if u are using boiled chick peas can then no need to boil them again just add them to the paste. For paste, In a pan, add 2 tsp of cooking oil, add Zeera, Kadi Patta. Then add 1 finely grated onion, fry till golden brown. Then add grated garlic and ginger paste keep frying till the paste starts leaving oil. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder. add tomato puree or grated tomato to the paste. When the paste is done add the chick peas and add some water to it to get some gravy. Let cook for few minutes. While serving garnish with corinder leaves & chopped onion only if u want.

Ingredients for Batura or Indian style Naan.
1 cup Plain Flour
1/4 cup wheat flour
Salt to taste (1/4 tsp)
2 tsp Oil
3 tbs yoghurt or u can add 1 boiled potato if u don’t have yoghurt.

Method for Naan
Mix plain flour, wheat flour, salt & oil. Mix everything with hand, and make smooth dough adding yoghurt or potato and little water to it. Mix very well. Put the dough in a plastic bag. Roll the bag to remove any air and tie it. Let stand atleast for 6 hours or atleast for 1 hour (You can do it when you put chola in water, previous night). Heat the oil in a pan. Now roll big size of batura(Naan) with the dough and fry them in hot oil.
serve hot Naan with hot chick peas.

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  1. Can you soak salt out of canned chick peas.


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