Here’s The Recipe Of Healthy Chole Bhature


For Bhature:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup curd
  • water, as required

For Chole:

  • 1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight and drained
  • 3 tea bags
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tbsp dried pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 green chilies, slit
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried mango powder
  • coriander sprigs for garnish
  • onion rings for serving


  • To make Bhatura, mix flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and curd in a large bowl. mix well to combine.
  • Add water a little at a time and knead till the dough comes together to form a soft dough. Cover the dough with a wet cloth and keep it for 30 minutes.
  • To make chole, heat a pressure cooker on medium heat. Add gram, tea bag, salt and pomegranate seeds. Add enough water to cover the chickpeas by 2 inches.
  • Close the pressure cooker and cook till 3 whistles. Let the pressure release naturally.
  • Remove the tea bags and strain the chickpeas.
  • Heat ghee in a large pan on medium heat. Add cumin seeds and cook for a few seconds till the aroma comes out.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and green chilies and cook for a minute.
  • Add onions and cook till soft.
  • Add tomatoes and cook till soft.
  • Add coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder and dry mango powder. Cook for one minute.
  • Add cooked gram and mix well.
  • Garnish with coriander sprigs and onion rings.
  • To make Bhatura, heat a non-stick pan on medium heat.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions and roll each portion into a circle about 6 inches in diameter.
  • Cook the bhatura in a hot pan for 2-3 minutes on each side or till it turns golden brown and puffs up.
  • Serve Chole Bhature hot with your favorite chutney.


  • For puffier bhatura, you can add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to the flour.
  • You can add a few tablespoons of roasted gram (besan) to the masala to make the chole more delicious.
  • You can also add some chopped coriander to the chickpeas.
  • Serve Chole Bhature with raita or curd.

This recipe is a healthier version of the traditional Chole Bhature, as it uses whole wheat flour instead of refined flour and less oil. It’s still a delicious and satisfying meal that you can enjoy without the guilt.

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