Chole Bhature is an absolutely decadent treat that is a must-try if u are a Punjabi food lover … It is one of many Punjabi specialties. It is also something I cook less often. Only because of a personal preference for Rajma (red kidney beans).
Over the years, I have tried many recipes for chole recipes till i had my very own recipe, that is a family pleasure now.
This recipe has also been perfected over many years and fuses the recipes of countless people. Like everyone else, my mom used black tea leaves to darken the chole. She would tie them in muslin and throw them in, and later retrieve the muslin pouch. Here i used a lil better and an easier option…tea bags! At times i try to omit the tea bags…i simply make masala fresh, pan roast the spices to a black shade of brown! Simple, it was! Just the way you do for Biryani masala. Though in this recipe i have used the tea bag but remember there are lot many ways to acquire that dark colour without using the tea bags.