Chole Bhature

It is a combination of chana masala (spicy white chickpeas) and bhatura/puri, a deep-fried bread made from maida. Although it is known as a typical Punjabi dish, It is originally a culinary dish of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Each restaurants or dhaba (eateries on highways) have their own flavors and taste in the chickpea curry. In some places the curry is very spicy, at other places it has tangy taste and the consistency of the curry also varies from slightly thick to semi-dry and dry. This recipe has spicy flavors. Since Punjabi people love their spicy food, they like to include it in their diet anytime they desire. The crispy puffed Bhatura, when combined with hot, spicy and tangy chole curry, becomes irresistible. That’s the reason why Punjabis cannot get enough of this delicious dish. Bhatura is a North Indian deep fried bread made with a leavened dough of all-purpose flour, yogurt, salt and a leavening agent. Portions of the leavened dough is rolled to flat oval or round shaped discs and deep fried to perfection. All us fans of chole bhature know that it isn’t the healthiest thing in the world. The bhaturas are made using refined flour or maida and deep-fried in desi ghee or oil. On the other hand, the chole is prepared using so many spices and oil. One plate of chole bhature has 500 calories. Having its origin in Punjab, this scrumptious dish is famous all over the country. So, whenever you are travelling to any part of the country and struck by a craving for a plate of Chole Bhature, fret not The hot and spicy chole/chickpeas stew pairs well with the crunchy puffed bhatura. Chole Bhature is a popular morning dish that is occasionally served with lassi. We all know that no matter how much e love Chole Bhature, it’s still unhealthy. The refined flour bhaturas deep-fried in oil or ghee and the Chole that makes us drool is made using heaps of oil and spices.