Chhole bhature – an Indian breakfast and its recipe with video!

Captivating and tasty North Indian Punjabi Chhole Bhature Recipe. Chhole together with Bhautra is a relishing and mouthwatering breakfast as well Indian food dish. Chickpeas or Kabuli Chana is a rich source of protein and is very low in calories and rich in fiber. Boiled Chickpeas are sautéed with onion- tomatoes and spiced with strong and warming flavors of spices to create this North Indian cuisine. It’s a delicious and easy making meal.

Chhole Bhature recipe is one of the most famous Punjabi recipe which is now liked almost all over India and even overseas. Chhole stands for a spicy curry made with white chickpeas and Bhatura is fried leavened flat bread.

Chhole Bhature is a spicy, tasty and a heavy dish. It is found in each restaurants or dhabas have their own flavors and taste in the Chhole. In some places it 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 Chhole Recipe has a homely taste and flavor. We try the taste like the restaurant or dhaba versions.

The Bhature size and flavor varies from restaurants to restaurants. The bhature should ideally be less oily and should puff fully. They should ideally be eaten hot and fresh.

Bhatura made with wheat flour (step by step instant recipe) and instant aloo bhatura (step by step recipe) or this easy bhatura recipe (step by step recipe) or this quick bread bhatura recipe.

Along with Chhole Bhature serve the sliced onions, green chilies and lemon wedges. This a very satisfying dish and you might feel like having a short sleep after eating it. Ideal for weekends or holiday time.

The Chhole curry can be also served with Pooris, Naan or Kulcha. They taste equally good with Bread or Pav (Indian rolls).


Nutritinal Value:

Serving Size 1 serving:
Calories 522 Calories
Fat 19.9g 31% (Saturated Fat 4.3g 22%)
Chholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Carbohydrate 72.2g 24% (Dietary Fiber 9.8g 39%, Sugars 9.2g)
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A  10%
Vitamin C  17%
Calcium  9%
Iron  30%


Health Benefits of Chhole Bhature:

Chickpeas comprise high amount of dietary fiber and low amount of fat. Chickpeas is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. It can help to control weight, improve intestinal health, and decrease the risk of type II diabetes. It is a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, beta-carotene and loads of other antioxidants along with phytochemicals.

Chhole Bhatura is very healthy, low on calories, low on fat and still delicious.


Chhole Bhature making recipe:

Recipe Cuisine: Indian Recipe, Pakistani Recipe
Recipe Category: Breakfast, North Indian Cuisine, Punjabi Cuisine
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Making time: 30 minutes

Chhola Making Ingredients:

1 cup Chick Pea or Kabuli Chana
6 to 7 pcs garlic
1 pcs ginger
2 chopped onion
2 chopped tomato
2 tsp chhola masala
2 small boiled potato
Salt as per taste
1 big tsp edible oil
1 small tsp tea leaf
1 small tsp gooseberry powder


Bhatura Making Ingredients:

2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup curd
1 big tsp milk powder
1 big tsp semolina
1 tsp Salt as per taste
1 small tsp baking powder
1 small tsp baking soda
1 small tsp sugar
1/2 bowl warm water
1 big tsp pure ghee
salt as per need
Coriander leaves for decoration




  1. Now boiled whole night soaked Chick Pea or Kabuli Chana in cooker
  2. Now make a bag of tea and gooseberry powder and add to get chhole colour
  3. Now put pressure cooker on slow flam till 6 whistles
  4. Now take 2 cup all-purpose flour in a big bowl
  5. Now add 1 big tsp milk powder
  6. Now add 1 big tsp semolina
  7. Now add salt as per taste
  8. Now add 1 small tsp baking powder
  9. Now add 1 small tsp baking soda
  10. Now add mixture properly
  11. Now add 1/2 cup curd
  12. Now add little warm water and mix properly
  13. Now add 1 big tsp pure ghee
  14. Now add 1 small tsp sugar after dissolving in water
  15. Now properly mixed mixture cover with a cotton cloth
  16. Now put off gas and take out boiled chick pea in a bowl
  17. Initially make paste of ginger, garlic and onion in mixer grinder
  18. Now make paste of Tomato
  19. Now fry boiled potato in edible oil and put aside
  20. Now fry ginger-garlic-onion paste 1 tsp edible oil till get brownish colour
  21. Now add tomato paste and fry mixture for 10 mins
  22. Now add 2 tsp chhola masala and fry mixture for sometime
  23. Now add boiled chick pea or chhole and fry mixture for sometime
  24. Now add boiled chick pea’s water and fry mixture for sometime
  25. Now add salt as per taste and mix properly
  26. Now add boiled and fried potato and fry mixture for some time
  27. Now take sufficient oil in frying pan and wait till warm oil
  28. Now make large lemon sized balls of the dough and roll it out make ellipse as shown here
  29. Now fry all ellipse shape bhature one by one in warm oil till brownish colour
  30. Now bhature are ready to eat
  31. Now add chopped coriander leaves in ready chhole
  32. Now hot and tasty chhole bhature are ready to serve


Chhole Bhature Making Video in Hindi:


Credit: Anushri Cuisine

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