Chole Bhature


A Bhatura is a fluffy, puffed Indian deep fried bread, bhatura is best enjoyed with chole (spiced chickpea curry). Chole Bhature is one of North India’s most popular dish! You often eat it in Punjab and Delhi and it is my go-to vegetarian dish.

People often ask me what is your favorite dish? That’s pretty tough to answer, isn’t it? As a foodie, I like so many things from different cuisines so it’s hard to pick a favorite. But if you ask what is my favorite Indian, vegetarian dish, I have a definite answer – Chole Bhature.

If you ever ask me out for dinner to an Indian, vegetarian restaurant, I will always order this. This dish reminds me of my Dad, as I know it’s one of his favourites; chole bhatura – chickpeas, bhatura with sliced (raw) onions and pickles. I don’t care who is with me or what time of day, I need to complete the dish with the onions and pickles. (Please do not miss these two accompaniments, you can always brush your teeth, pop a mint or chew some gum afterward to freshen your mouth and breath).

Since bhatura is deep-fried, I don’t really make it often at home. More than the calories, I find frying food hasslesome so rarely do and hence why going to a restaurant is preferred. But in the spirit of sharing more of my favourite dishes on this website, then here it. Bhatura, made easy in the Thermomix.

Thanks to Veg Recipes for this Bhatura recipe; I have converted the Bhatura ingredients and method to Thermomix.