Chole Bhature is a popular North Indian dish that consists of two main components: chole (spiced chickpeas) and bhature (fried bread).

Chole Bhature

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Chole Bhature is often served together as a combination, with the spiced chickpeas (chole) and the fried bread (bhature) complementing each other. It is a popular and indulgent street food as well as a festive or special occasion dish in Indian cuisine. The dish is commonly accompanied by side items such as pickles, sliced onions, and yogurt.


  • Chole (Spiced Chickpeas)
  • 1 cup dried chickpeas (soaked overnight in water)

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

  • 2 large tomatoes, pureed

  • 2 teaspoons ginger-garlic paste

  • 1-2 green chilies, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to taste)

  • Salt to taste

  • 2 tablespoons oil

  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish

  • Bhature (Fried Bread)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (maida)

  • 1/2 cup semolina (sooji)

  • 1/2 cup yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • Salt to taste

  • Water (as needed)

  • Oil for frying


  • Chole (Spiced Chickpeas)
  • Boil the soaked chickpeas in a pressure cooker until they are tender. Drain and set aside.
  • In a pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds. Once they splutter, add chopped onions and sauté until golden brown.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and green chilies. Sauté for a minute until the raw smell disappears.
  • Add pureed tomatoes and cook until the oil starts to separate from the masala.
  • Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Mix well and cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the boiled chickpeas to the masala and stir to coat them evenly. Add water if needed to achieve the desired consistency.
  • Simmer the chole on low heat for 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld. Sprinkle garam masala and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Bhature (Fried Bread)
  • In a large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, semolina, yogurt, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  • Knead the ingredients into a soft and smooth dough. Add water if necessary. Cover the dough and let it rest for 2-3 hours.
  • Divide the dough into small balls. Roll each ball into a small disc using a rolling pin.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan for frying. Once the oil is hot, gently slide in the rolled bhature and fry until they puff up and turn golden brown.
  • Remove the bhature and drain excess oil using a paper towel.

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