Chole bhature

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Chole bhature
Chola bhatura.jpg
Alternative names Bhatura chana, poori chola
Course Breakfast, snack
Place of origin Punjab, India
Main ingredients Chickpeas, maida flour
Variations Paneer bhatura, puri bhaji
Cookbook: Chole bhature  Media: Chole bhature

Bhatura chole (Hindi: छोले भटूरे, Punjabi: ਛੋਲੇ ਭਟੂਰੇ), is a combination of chana masala (spicy chick peas) and fried bread called bhatoora (made of maida flour) from India.[1]

Serving methods[edit]

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


There are different varieties of bhatura 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 tomotoes, 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).


  1. ^ Sharma, Samreedhi (March 14, 2007). "Calorie watch: bhatura chole vs Puri bhaji".