Chhole Bhature: Deliciously Authentic Chhole Bhature Recipe

Chhole Bhature | Chhole Bhature Recipe

Chhole Bhature Bhature Recipe


Chhole Bhature, a quintessential North Indian dish, is a delightful combination of spicy chickpeas (chhole) and deep-fried bread (bhature). This dish has won the hearts of food lovers across the country with its rich flavors and satisfying textures. In this blog, we'll walk you through a step-by-step guide to recreate this culinary masterpiece in your own kitchen.


For Chhole:

  • 1 cup dried chickpeas (soaked overnight)
  • 1 large onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 tomatoes (pureed)
  • 2 green chilies (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves (for garnish)

For Bhature:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon semolina (sooji)
  • Salt to taste
  • Water (as needed)
  • Oil (for frying)


1. Chhole Preparation:

  • Cook soaked chickpeas in a pressure cooker until soft.
  • In a separate 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.
  • Add pureed tomatoes and cook until oil separates.
  • Add coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Cook the masala well.
  • Add cooked chickpeas and simmer until the curry thickens.
  • Finish with garam masala and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

2. Bhature Preparation:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, yogurt, baking powder, baking soda, semolina, and salt.
  • Knead the mixture into a soft and smooth dough. Add water if needed.
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for at least 2 hours.
  • Divide the dough into small balls and roll them into flat discs.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan and fry the bhature until they puff up and turn golden brown.

Serve the Chhole Bhature hot, garnished with chopped onions, lemon wedges, and a side of pickles. Enjoy this indulgent dish that perfectly balances the spiciness of chhole with the softness of bhature, creating a symphony of flavors that will transport you straight to the streets of North India.


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