Yipeee it’s almost time for this weeks #fridaycurryclub and we are going to be making one of my favourites - Chole Bhatura!
This is a tangy chickpeas dish cooked in a tea then placed in a spicy masala laced with tamarind.
The bhatura is a leaved bread that is super soft and goes hand in hand with these spiced chickpeas.
It’s the ultimate brunch dish served with sliced chillies and sliced red onion and I will show you how!
Join me here https://youtu.be/rCbSCRQL5CY
at 6.15pm BST on Friday to watch. If you want to cook along this is what you need:

400g tin of chickpeas
2 black teabags in mug with boiling water poured over
5cm piece tamarind, soaked in about 100ml boiling water
1 tbsp ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
4 cloves of garlic, sliced
4cm piece ginger, grated
2-3 green chillies, sliced lengthways
400g tin of plum tomatoes
1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
1tsp turmeric
1 tsp coriander seeds, crushed
2 tsp cumin seeds, crushed
½ tsp black salt
Salt to taste
½ tsp garam masala
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 heaped tsp amchoor / chaat masala
Fresh coriander, roughly chopped for garnish

250g self-raising flour, sifted
1 tsp yeast
1 tsp sugar
Pinch of salt
2-3 tbsp yoghurt

Check out my website for the full recipe -

Shout if you have any questions!
I’m so excited - will you be joining me?

28 comments,3 shares,17 likes
Pat Cat
24 days

Congratulations, you raised my curry making to a high level. My friends love your food. Made your onion and courgette pakora, they ate before I could photograph them. Very well done you.

Sue Geen
27 days

have you got baking powder @dcmorris27 ? if so you could add some if that to your flour to make it SR

27 days

Hi @Hari Ghotra planning on cooking this tomorrow. We haven't got self raising flour can we use plain flour using more yeast and is so how much more would you recommend?

27 days

@Hari Ghotra | Admin can’t get yeast is there an alternative we can use?

28 days

Do you have to double the rest of the ingredients if your using two tins?

Hari Ghotra
28 days

No just a tin is fine I’m using 2 tins @Gigi

28 days

@Hari Ghotra | Admin - is this 400g drained weight of chickpeas?

Tony Poole
28 days

I will definitely try it, cooked your keralan fish curry yesterday, fantastic

29 days

So looking forward to this @Hari Ghotra

Hari Ghotra
29 days

I will talk you through it tomorrow @Lorraine Hamilton depends how tangy your like it. They vary massively

Lorraine Hamilton
29 days

can't find solid tamarind anywhere...have paste though, how much to use please?

29 days

Will be cooking along @Hari Ghotra
Hope you have a nice Birthday tea @Sue Geen

Debbie Gorman
29 days

Finally a use for my amchoor powder and black salt!! Looking forward to cooking something new.

29 days

Thanks @Hari Ghotra and @Sue Geen , I’ll look at both.

Sue Geen
29 days

Sainsbury's had yeast today @groombridge54

Hari Ghotra
29 days

Hi @mmason41 yes that’s totally fine

Hari Ghotra
29 days

I can do an alternative for you @groombridge54 all you need to do it make the dough the same as you do for roti. Will go through it on Friday.

29 days

Hi Hari, still can’t get yeast, will bhatura work without or should I resort to rotis?

30 days

Hi Hari. can tamarind paste be used instead of a piece of tamarind?

30 days

Happy birthday Friday @Sue Geen!