There’s few things which make for an absolutely satiating meal {be it breakfast, lunch or dinner} than a piping bowl of chickpeas spiced to perfection with a side of onions and green chillies, and fluffy bhature. The next time you’re craving some, check out Delhi’s top contenders here, as recommended by Delhi Food Walk’s Anubhav Sapra.

Baba Nagpal Corner

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Perhaps Amar Colony’s most happening spot, Baba Nagpal boasts of some of the best chhole bhature in town. They do their grub in a typical Punjabi way, with lots of masala. In case you want to ditch the bhatura, you can also opt for puris or chawal.

Where: 7/25, Old Double Storey, Gupta Market, Lajpat Nagar

Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar

Contact: +91 9871786680

Price: Starting at INR 60 for one plate

Timings: 7.30am – 7pm

Chache Di Hatti

Chache Di Hatti is often frequented by the college crowd and has a total of two things on their menu: plain Chhole Bhature and Aloo Chhole Bhature {wherein the bhature is stuffed with potatoes}. Needless to say, this tiny little stall is always buzzing with people, but the line is fast moving. You can also buy chhole by weight here.

Where: U Block, Bunglow Road, Kamla Nagar

Nearest Metro Station: GTB Nagar

Price: INR 20 upwards

Timings: 9.30am – 4pm

Roshan Di Kulfi

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The name may have you visualising a tiny stall offering a variety of kulfi. But Roshan di Kulfi has a full-fledged menu full of thalis and yes, they do a killer plate of Punjabi style chhole with bhature. They are super heavy though, so go on an empty stomach.

Where: Opposite Sarees House, Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh

Nearest Metro Station: Karol Bagh

Contact: 011 28724230

Price: INR 110 for one plate

Timings: 8am – 10pm

Om Corner

Spicy chhole paired with bhature laced with a mix of urad dal and red chilli powder. Need we say more?

Where: Sant Nagar, DB Gupta Road, Karol Bagh

Nearest Metro Station: Karol Bagh

Contact: +91 9999943696

Price: INR 60 for one plate

Timings: 7am – 5pm

Bhanu Ke Mashoor Chhole Bhature

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Pair their popular Chhole Bhature with the lassi and you will definitely go back happy.

Where: Main Market, Malviya Nagar

Nearest Metro Station: Malviya Nagar

Price: INR 40 for one plate

Timings: 10am – 10pm

Sita Ram Diwan Chand

Possibly the most popular joint for Chhole Bhature in the city, Sita Ram Diwan Chand starts its day early, and by 9am, is already on the verge of crowded, with a herd of regular customers. Their paneer-laced bhatura and spiced channa served with pickled carrots is something else.

Where: 2246, Chuna Mandi, Paharganj

Nearest Metro Station: Ramakrishna Ashram Marg

Contact: 011 23587380, 011 23586128

Price: Starting at INR 50 for a plate

Timings: 8am – 5pm


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With impeccably-dressed servers waiting on you and an ambience fit for royalty, Kwality delivers on taste; case in point, the chhole served with a massive bhatura with a side of onions and pickles.

Where: 7, Regal Building, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Contact: 011 23742310, 011 23742352

Price: INR 335 plus taxes for one plate

Timings: 12pm – 11pm

Banshi Di Hatti- Rawalpindi ke Mashuur Chhole Bhature

Established in 1954, Banshi di Hatti starts its preparations at four in the morning. Pindi Channa are boiled continuously for hours and then prepared in their special home-made masalas. Served with a dollop of green chutney, the chhole bhature here are surprisingly not that oily, and make for the perfect power brekkie.

Where: 5877, Jawahar Nagar, Malka Ganj Chowk

Nearest Metro Station: Vishwa Vidyalaya

Contact: +91 9811160907, +91 9811142388

Price: Starting at INR 50 for one plate

Timings: 8am till stocks last

Shiv Mishthan Bhandar

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Although Shiv Mishthan Bhandaar is most visited for its Bedmi Aloo, they also do excellent chhole bhature. And when you have an AC dining hall to feast at, it only makes everything that much more convenient.

Where: 375, Kucha Ghasi Ram, Chandni Chowk

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk/Tis Hazari

Contact: 011 23921406, +91 8376825230

Price: INR 75 for one plate

Timings: 11am – 10.30pm

Nand Di Hatti

Started by the late Nand Lal Ji aeons ago, Nand di Hatti has its roots in Pakistan’s Raja Bazaar. The bhaturas are prepared with semolina, white flour and yogurt. Their chhole do not contain onion and garlic, but you won’t even miss them.

Where: 29, Paan Mandi, Sadar Bazar

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

Contact: +91 9582105678, +91 9958717192

Price: INR 90 for one plate

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Featured image courtesy: Parikshit Rao