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Chole bhature

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Chole bhature

Alternative names Bhatura chana, poori chola

Course Breakfast, snack

Place of origin India, Pakistan

Region or state Punjab (region)

Main ingredients Chickpeas, maida flour

Variations Paneer bhatura, puri bhaji

Cookbook: Chole bhature Media: Chole

Bhature chole (Hindi: , Punjabi: ), is a combination
of masala chana (spicy chickpeas) and fried bread called bhatura made
from maida flour (soft wheat) from the Punjab (region) of India and Pakistan.
Chole Bhature is a world famous recipe from the Punjabi cuisine. Chole is a
spicy curry made from white chickpeas where as a Bhatura is a fried leavened


1History of chole bhature

2Serving methods
3Indian spices

History of chole bhature[edit]

Both chole and bhatura are two separate dishes eaten together. It falls under
the North Indian Cusine of India. This dish of Chole Bhature has originated
from the state of Punjab and is known throughout the country for its delicious
tangy taste. This recipe cannot be categorized under one such category.
Chole Bhature can fall under fast food, street food, complete and as a
breakfast item.[2]

Serving methods[edit]
It is usually eaten as breakfast, sometimes accompanied with lassi. Chole
bhature is served with onions, carrot pickle, green chutney and achaar.
Bhatura chole is popular around north-west India.

Indian spices[edit]
There is the right use of Indian spices while preparing for chole.[3] The spicy
and tangy flavour of the chole depend on the amount of spices you add to it.
There are no rules in using spices for this particular recipe. You can use as
much as you want as long as it tastes delicious.[4]

There are different varieties of bhature available such as aloo bhatura
(bhatura filled with boiled potato), paneer bhatura (bhatura filled with cottage
cheese) etc. These breads are served with chick peas cooked in a gravy
made of tomatoes, onions, garlic and garam masala (a spice mix).
Sometimes, this chick pea preparation is also served with kulcha (type of
Indian flat bread), naan or chawal (rice).