Chole Bhature is a mouth-watering, spicy and exotic Punjabi Cuisine. The crispy puffed Bhatura makes an excellent combo with the hot & spicy Chole. Undoubtedly, it is the most popular street food in Delhi available in almost every nook and corner of the city; from 5-Stars hotels to stalls in the weekly bazaars.
With the winter setting in, Chole bhature is the dish that many of us are now craving.
1. Sita Ram Diwan Chand, Paharganj
This historic place holds credit for giving chole bhature its present popularity in the capital. Their chole are extremely heavy and the bhature for the entire day is made in advance and are tawa roasted and served. Yet, there is no compromise to the taste of this exotic dish. In fact, even the sides like chutney and achar are so famous that customers keep asking for more.
2. Chaina Ram Sindhi Confectioners, Chandni Chowk
This is undoubtedly the most popular joint that sells fried snacks in the Delhi-6 area. They also sell traditional Indian confectionary snacks and sweets. The X-factor about this place is the size of the bhatura and the spices used for the bhature. Karachi halwa and ghewar are some exclusive sweets that this place offers.
3. Baba Nagpal Corner, Amar colony, Lajpat nagar
This joint in the Gupta market undoubtedly boasts of the spiciest chole in the entirety of South Delhi. The popularity of this joint blocks the entire lane with cars on Sunday mornings. It is especially popular amongst students from nearby coaching centres to enjoy this hot and spicy combination of Chole Bhature. One of the unique factors of this place is that there is barely any difference between its puri and bhatura. Also, they serve chole chawal, rajma rice, samosa and kachori too.
4. Kapoor Halwai, Malviya Nagar
Inspite of problems with the MCD which led to the shop being sealed and the kitchen moving to the road, Kapoor halwai has managed to maintain taste, hygiene, reputation and popularity all over South Delhi. Their Chole is heavy, and bhature is thick yet very soft, making it their most popular dish. They also serve amazing Aloo puri and Badami puri. The hing flavour added to the Aloo subzi is their trademark style. They also serve samosas, kachoris, pakoras and jalebis. However, they make and sell jalebi only in the eveing.
5. Chache di Hatti, Kamla nagar
This joint has been catering to the hunger pangs of generations of Delhi University, North Campus students. The bhaturas are thin and crispy, and chole is low in fat but high in flavour. The chole have a unique tangy twist to them. Their bhatura has 3 varients; Plain, aloo and paneer, and each one of these are very tasty.
6. Bille di Hatti, Kamla Nagar
A competitor to the above mentioned, Bille di Hatti has the edge over it regarding seating space, hygiene and efficient take away system. It is also famous for its fresh and thick lassi that is served along with the bhature. The weekend notches up a long queue waiting for their turn to gorge upon the chole bhature of this place.