International Chhole Bhature Day: Where to get the best of the beloved dish in Delhi
Who doesn’t love Chhole Bhature? Celebrate International Chhole Bhature Day at these popular spots around town.delhi Updated: Oct 01, 2017 15:35 IST
For Delhiites, the one dish that qualifies for breakfast, lunch and dinner, has to be Chhole Bhature. A spiced chickpea preparation with fluffy bhaturas, and served with a generous helping of onions and pickled carrots and chillis, this Punjabi offering has quite a following of its own. Making things better for all, Delhi’s Shashank Aggarwal declared October 2 as International Chhole Bhature Day back in 2012, and the city has been celebrating it ever since.
Your mouth might already be watering at the thought of piping hot chhole bhature. So, here is a list of places where you can dig into Delhiites’ favourite comfort food.
SITA RAM DIWAN CHAND
Located in the bylanes of Paharganj, this one is probably the most popular stall among Dilliwallahs. Customers from across the city drop in as early as 9am to get their hands on some fresh servings and the outlet also is known for bulk orders. What makes the chhole bhature served here even better is the mint sauce that is poured over piping-hot chhole and the delicious paneer lined bhaturas that go with them.
- Where: 2246, Chuna Mandi, Paharganj
- Timings: 8am to 6.30pm
- Price: Rs 80 per plate
Behind Khalsa College in Karol Bagh, this outlet serves spicy chhole bhature with a hint of urad dal. The bhaturas served here are fluffy and super soft, and locals vouch for a satiating meal here. Choose this spot if you’re craving a spicy meal amid the busy market and shopping lanes of Karol Bagh.
- Where: Sant Nagar, DB Gupta Road, Karol Bagh
- Timings: 7am to 5pm
- Price: Rs 50 per plate
CHACHE DI HATTI
You know this place is popular when you see a huge crowd waiting outside the shop, even before the shutters are opened for the day. Famous for two offerings, chhole bhature and aloo chhole bhature, this outlet is a preferred hangout spot for campus students looking for a filling and pocket-friendly meal. And, if that isn’t all, you can also purchase chhole here by weight.
- Where: 32, Near All Smile Dental Clinic, Kamla Nagar,
- Timings: 9.30 am to 4pm
- Price: Rs 45 per plate
ROSHAN DI KULFI
A place already famous for its kulfis, Roshan Di Kulfi is also known for one of the heaviest and most delicious cholle bhature in Delhi. Generously plated, a plate of chhole bhature might need more than one person (or an empty stomach) to finish, and once you’ve had a taste, you are bound to return.
- Where: 2816, Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh
- Timings: 8am to 10pm
- Price: Rs 120 per plate
Cheap, hygienic and oh-so-delicious, Standard (as locals call it) serves fluffy paneer stuffed bhaturas with chhole (they have potatoes and paneer in them, too) along with a side of mustard dipped chillis and teet ka achaar. Easy to locate in the Old Rajinder Nagar market, this place is always buzzing with customers, and their stock for the day often gets sold out before closing time.
- Where: 99, Old Rajinder Nagar, Rajinder Nagar
- Timings: 8am to 5.30pm
- Price: Rs 60 per plate
SHIV MISHTAN BHANDAR
Known originally for its Bedmi puri and Nagori halwa, Shiv Mishtan Bhandar is equally good when it comes to serving a delicious plate of chhole bhature. Despite being cooked in desi ghee, the bhaturas aren’t too oily and this spot is perfect for an early breakfast.
- Where: 375, Kucha Ghasi Ram, Chandni Chowk
- Timings: 11am to 9pm
- Price: Rs 90 per plate
HARI OM CHOLE BHATURE WALA
Low on oil and high on taste, the chhole bhature here are not to be missed. The bhaturas stuffed with paneer and coriander go perfectly with the spicy and tangy chhole, and making it better are the onions, earthy mint chutney and pickle. Add to your meal some raita or buttermilk, which this place is known for.
- Where: A-13, Prashant Vihar
- Timings: 8am to 3.30pm
- Price: Rs 70 per plate
BANSHI DI HATTI
Sixty three years and kicking! This outlet makes chhole bhature the traditional way. The preparation for the day begins as early as 4am as cooks start to boil the pindi channas and prepping it in special homemade masalas (the recipe of which is kept a secret). Surprisingly low on oil, this preparation is one you can’t have enough of.
- Where: Shop No-5877, Malka Ganj Road, Jawahar Nagar, Kamla Nagar
- Timings: 8am to 3pm
- Price: Rs 50 per plate
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First Published: Oct 01, 2017 15:20 IST