Preparing Chole bhature at a shop in Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi

Chole bhature is a combination of chole (spicy chick peas) and fried bread called bhatoora (made of maida flour). It is a heavy breakfast which is generally accompanied with lassi. Chole bhature are served with onions, carrot pickle, green chutney and achaar. There are different varieties of bhature available such as aloo bhatura (bhatura filled with boiled potato), paneer bhatura (bhatura filled with cottage cheese) etc. It is also called Chola poori since the bhatoora resembles a poori. Chandni Chowk, originally meaning moonlit square or market, is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, now in central north Delhi, India. Built in 17th century by the great Muslim Emperor of India, Shah Jahan and designed by his daughter Jahan Ara, the market was once divided by canals to ref

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