Chole bhature

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Bhatura chole
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Alternative name(s) Bhatura chana,Poori chola
Place of origin Punjab, India
Course served Breakfast, snack
Main ingredient(s) Chickpeas, maida flour
Variations paneer bhatura, Puri Bhaji

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

It is a heavy breakfast which is generally accompanied with lassi. Bhatura chole are served with onions, carrot pickle, green chutney and achaar. Bhatura chole is a breakfast invented in Delhi post partition and nowadays, it is popular breakfast around north-west India and other parts of the Country.


There are different varieties of bhatura available such as aloo bhatura (bhatura filled with boiled potato), paneer bhatura (bhatura filled with cottage cheese) etc.The accompaniment is a variety of chick peas quite different from what is served with Kulcha, Naan or Chawal. Amritsari Chholey IS NOT a standard accompaniment with Bhatura. On the other hand, the usual accompaniment is a relatively dry preparation called "Pindi Chana".


  1. Sharma, Samreedhi (March 14, 2007). "Calorie watch: bhatura chole vs Puri bhaji".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>