Chole bhature
Alternative namesBhatura chana, poori chole
CourseBreakfast, snack
Region or stateIndia
Associated cuisineIndia
Main ingredientsChickpeas, maida flour and sooji
VariationsPaneer bhatura, puri bhaji, chhole kulche

Chole bhature[needs en IPA] is a food dish popular in the northern areas of the Indian subcontinent.[1] It is a combination of chana masala (spicy white chickpeas) and bhatura/puri, a deep-fried bread made from maida.[2][3][4]

Chole bhature is often eaten as a breakfast dish, sometimes accompanied with lassi. It can also be street food or a complete meal and may be accompanied with onions, pickled carrots, green chutney or achaar.[5]


There is debate over the place of origin for chole bhature. Some sources claim the dish to have originated in Delhi, where it is very popular.[6][7] Others claim eastern Uttar Pradesh to be the place of origin.[8][9]


Chole is prepared by cooking chickpeas and adding spices such as cumin, coriander seeds, turmeric powder, and chili powder. Onion, garlic, and ginger are also added for additional flavor. Bhature is prepared by combining flour, salt, and oil, and kneading the dough. The dough is rolled out into circles and deep-fried until the bhature puff up.[10]

See also


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  2. ^ Sharma, Samreedhi (14 March 2007). "Calorie watch: bhatura chole vs Puri bhaji".
  3. ^ McCrohan, Daniel (2019). Lonely Planet Pocket Delhi & Agra. Lonely Planet Global Limited. ISBN 9781788687294.
  4. ^ "Punjabi-style chole bhature recipe to make at home". Vogue India. 21 August 2020. Archived from the original on 27 April 2021. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  5. ^ "North Indian Cuisine: Recipes, History And The Best Restaurants In Delhi, Nyc And London". 5 July 2013. Archived from the original on 4 September 2018. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  6. ^ Siciliano-Rosen, Laura (2014). Delhi Food and Travel Guide The inside scoop on the best North Indian foods in Delhi. Eat Your World.
  7. ^ Bhagat, Mallika; Arora, Naina (26 July 2020). "Street food that's ruling the mind of Delhi-NCR foodies". Hindustan Times.
  8. ^ Galanakis, Charis M. (22 September 2020). Gastronomy and Food Science. Academic Press. ISBN 978-0-12-820438-2.
  9. ^ "Chole Bhature Sprinkled with Nostalgia". The New Indian Express. 30 January 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  10. ^ Dalal, Tarla (2000). Chaat Cookbook. Sanjay & Company. pp. 20–21. ISBN 9788186469620.