Low calorie Chana Bhatura

Yes, we all love Chana bhatura but don’t we all worry about oozing oil and all-purpose flour?

We will see how I achieved a healthy version .You can call this as a “cheat version” as well 😉

Chana bhatura main

First we will see how to make Low-calorie Bhatura:

Ingredients :

Luke warm water – 1 cup

Sugar- 1 tsp

Dry yeast –  2 pinches

Curd – 1cup

Chiroti rawa /very fine rawa – 1 cup

Whole wheat flour – Sufficient to knead the dough.

Oil – 2 tsp.

Salt to taste


-Take 1 cup lukewarm water, add 1 spoon sugar, 2 pinches of yeast mix it nicely. Close the lid and keep  it aside for 10 min, it will start bubble.

TO this yeast water, add 1 cup curd, salt, 2 tsp oil. Mix in 1 cup chiroti rawa and sufficient whole wheat flour. Knead this like a chapatti dough, close and keep it aside for 2 hours. It will rise and become double. Now take one small ball and make like a chapati and cook this in a tawa..if u want  you can apply little oil or butter while cooking. Or u can keep it dry like pulkha. This tastes really soft and nice.

Batura water mark

Now  we will see how to prepare Chana Masala/Chole:


Kabuli Chana -2 cups (Soaked overnight)

Tea powder – 1tsp

Onion – 3 (chopped)

Ginger – 1 inch (chopped)

Garlic – 8 to 10 cloves (chopped)

Tomatoes – 2 to 3 (according to its size)

Oil – 3  tbl spoon

Jeera – 1 tsp

Bay leaf -1

Cinnamon – 1 inch piece

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Red chilly powder – 2 ½ tsp

Salt to taste.

Curd – 2 tbl sp

Coriander leaves –for garnishing.

Method: –

1) Soak 2 cups of chana previous night . Next day take this chana ,wash and pour fresh water , one spoon of tea powder tied in a small cloth ,salt and cook until it is smooth (almost 3 to 4 whistles) keep aside.

Chana Bhatura 1

2) Take chopped onions, ginger and  garlic  in a mixer jar and churn(don’t make paste) it nicely and keep aside.

3) Now take tomatoes in a mixer jar and churn this as well and keep it aside.

4) When it is ready, take little cooked chana (2 bl sp) and water make a paste and keep aside..(We will use this in the end)

chana bhatura 2

5) Now take that same cooker ( remove chana and cooked water out and keep it aside) ,rinse once and keep this on a gas flame ,close the lid (don’t put weight ) when it is HOT ,remove the lid add onion ,garlic and ginger mix nicely and again close the lid, after 2 minute open the lid and add tomato and mix nicely. Immediately tomato will start leaving its water and will start cooking. When water evaporates ,add 3 tbl sp of oil and add  jeera ,bay leaves , cinnamon ,coriander  powder , red chilly powder and mix nicely and add little salt (very little ,because chana  and cooked water has salt in it) ,fry till oil separates from the sides.

chana bhatura 3

6)Now add cooked chana with cooked water ,mix nicely. When it starts boiling add 2 tbl sp of curd and sufficient water, now you can check for salt or masala. Close the lid ,cook for 3 whistles.When pressure releases ,open ,add ground chana paste and give one boil. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

chana bhatura4

Your “healthy” chana batura is ready !

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Shri Kripa

Shri Kripa

Born and brought up in Puttur, settled in Bangalore. She is a foodie and love various kinds of cuisines. Always loves to experiment in the kitchen. But still she says, she prefers south Indian food and even a simple meal like Rice-Rasam-Pappad can make her day.

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