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Spicy Delight: Fluffy Chole Bhature with Tangy Pickle Twist

Chole Bhature

About the Dish:

Chole Bhature is a popular North Indian dish consisting of spicy chickpeas curry (chole) served with deep-fried bread (bhature). The chole is made with a combination of aromatic spices, onion, tomato, and ginger-garlic paste. The bhature is a soft and fluffy bread made with all-purpose flour, yogurt, and a little bit of baking powder. This dish is known for its rich flavors and is often enjoyed as a breakfast or brunch. It is commonly served with pickles, onions, and yogurt on the side.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrates 60g
Dietary Fiber 10g
Sugars 8g
Protein 12g


Ingredient Quantity
Chickpeas 1 cup
Onion 1 large, finely chopped
Tomato 2 medium, pureed
Ginger-Garlic Paste 2 tablespoons
Spices (Cumin, Coriander, Turmeric, Red Chili Powder, Garam Masala, Amchoor – Dry Mango Powder) As per taste
All-purpose flour 2 cups
Yogurt 1/2 cup
Baking Powder 1/2 teaspoon
Oil For deep frying

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Soak the chickpeas overnight or for at least 6 hours in water. Drain and rinse.
  • Step 2: Pressure cook the soaked chickpeas with water, salt, and a tea bag for added flavor, until they are soft and cooked through.
  • Step 3: Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Once they splutter, add chopped onions and cook until golden brown.
  • Step 4: Add ginger-garlic paste and cook for a minute. Then, add tomato puree and cook until the oil separates.
  • Step 5: Add the spices (cumin, coriander, turmeric, red chili powder, garam masala, and amchoor) and cook for a minute.
  • Step 6: Add the cooked chickpeas along with the water they were cooked in. Simmer for about 10 minutes until the flavors are well-blended.
  • Step 7: While the chole simmers, prepare the bhature dough by mixing all-purpose flour, yogurt, baking powder, and salt. Knead into a soft dough using water if necessary.
  • Step 8: Divide the dough into small balls and roll them into flat circles or oval shapes.
  • Step 9: Heat oil in a deep pan and deep fry the rolled bhature until they puff up and turn golden brown.
  • Step 10: Serve the hot chole with the freshly fried bhature. Garnish with chopped onions, pickles, and a dollop of yogurt.

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