Chole Bhature

Chole Bhature

By Food E Fare

Chole Bhature is a popular North Indian dish that consists of spiced chickpeas (chole) served with deep-fried bread called bhature. It's a hearty and flavorful dish often enjoyed as a meal, particularly for breakfast or brunch. Here's a basic recipe for making Chole Bhature:


For Chole (Spiced Chickpeas):

  • 1 cup dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans), soaked overnight
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1-2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish

For Bhature (Deep-Fried Bread):

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 1/2 cup semolina (sooji)
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Water (as needed to knead the dough)
  • Cooking oil for deep frying


For Chole:

Cook Chickpeas:

  • Drain the soaked chickpeas and cook them in a pressure cooker or on the stovetop until they are tender.

Prepare Chole Masala:

  • In a pan, heat oil. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add chopped onions and sauté until golden brown.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and green chilies, sauté for a minute.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they are soft and the oil separates.
  • Add coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Cook the masala until the oil starts to separate.
  • Add cooked chickpeas and garam masala. Mix well and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Adjust the consistency by adding water if needed.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

For Bhature:

Prepare Dough:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, semolina, yogurt, baking soda, sugar, and salt.
  • Gradually add water and knead the mixture into a smooth and soft dough. Cover the dough and let it rest for at least 2 hours.

Shape and Fry Bhature:

  • Divide the dough into small portions and roll each portion into a ball.
  • Roll each ball into a round disc using a rolling pin.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan. Fry each rolled dough disc until it puffs up and turns golden brown on both sides.
  • Remove the bhature from the oil and drain excess oil on paper towels.

Serve Chole Bhature:

  • Serve hot and fluffy bhature with the spiced chickpeas (chole).
  • Optionally, serve with sliced onions, green chilies, and a wedge of lemon.


Chole Bhature is often enjoyed with pickles, yogurt, or raita on the side. The combination of the flavorful chickpeas and the soft, deep-fried bread makes it a delightful and satisfying meal.

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