Delhiwallahs have got a special place for Chole Bhature in their hearts. Just thinking about a hot piping plate of Chole Bhature and chilled Lassi is enough to make your mouth water and heart craving for some yummy Chole Bhature.
When monsoons come knocking, we Indians indulge in food to enjoy the season. And there's nothing that can match the joy a plate of spicy Chole (chickpeas) brings when it's served with hot and puffed Bhaturas. This dish is known to be served as a heavy-happy breakfast. Especially in New Delhi, this Punjabi dish is famous throughout North India. The dish was invented in Delhi in 1940.
This Punjabi delicacy has a die-hard fan following. Wondering why? Well, the reasons are well-rooted from India's Rasoi Ghar (kitchen).
For flavourful Chole, the boiled chickpeas are cooked with a tantalising mixture of Indian spices that include cumin, coriander and anardana (which gives it a tart flavour) in a mix of tomato and onion gravy. Chole is rightly paired with stuffed, puffy, deep-fried Bhaturas that are made after the dough is fermented.
Gurpreet Singh, a culinary expert and food blogger said, “It can be eaten whenever you want to, Chole Bhature is mostly eaten in the morning when Bhature is filled with potatoes or paneer making it a heavy and nutritious breakfast.”
Foodie spidey is here to let you guys know about the top places in New Delhi that serves the tastiest Chole Bhature:
1. Bhogal Waala, Janpath
Located in Connaught Place, it is an old and reliable place in the area to enjoy Chole Bhature. It is quite a big task to find this place. It is overcrowded with people, always. The Chole Bhature is served with aloo, kofta and onions. The Bhaturas are quite heavy but the chole are tasty. The kofta is soft. This place is good to try!
Location: - Head to Scindia House, KG Marg, Janpath, New Delhi
Price: Rs 80 per plate
2. Sita Ram, Paharganj
From their small shop in Chuna Mandi nearby Imperial Cinema, Sita Ram makes what many Dilli peeps believe to be the tasty Chole Bhature. Many customers, like industrialists and movie stars, travel great distances there to have their famous Chole Bhature. The Chole are spicy and sour. What truly brings the dish at Sita Ram is the sweet and sour chutney that is served with it.
Location: 2246, Chuna Mandi, Paharganj
Price: Rs 80-100 per plate
3. Chache Di Hatti, Kamla Nagar
Students should agree to this one. Located in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Delhi University, North Campus, needless to say, this tiny little stall is always buzzing with people, but the line is fast-moving.
Chache Di Hatti serves Chole Bhature with tangy homemade pickle, spiced potatoes and green chilly. DU students never stop to mention Chache Di Hatti while recalling their adventurous college days.
Location: Kamla Nagar, Delhi
Price: Rs 80 per plate
4. Anand Ji, Lajpat Nagar
Definitely it is one of the good places in Lajpat Nagar to have Chole Bhature with green chutney, mango pickle and onions. From college-goers, auto wallas to corporate big-wigs, this food joint is where they get their tasty morning breakfast. The outlet is clean and hygienic. It has courteous staff. It is a must try outlet.
Location: Head to 3, Krishna Market, Lajpat Nagar 1, New Delhi
Price: Rs 70 per plate