Nutritional Facts of Chole Bhature, Calories in Chole Bhature

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one serving of Chole Bhature have?

One  serving of Chole Bhature gives 427 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 201 calories, proteins account for 43 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 181 calories.  One  serving of Chole Bhature provides about 21 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Chole Bhature recipe serves 4.

427 calories for 1 serving of Chole Bhature, made of chole + bhature. Cholesterol 1.5 mg, Carbohydrates 50.3g, Protein 10.8g, Fat 20.1g. 

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My earliest memories of Chole Bhature is of the one I ate at a popular eatery in Mumbai Known as "Cream Centre". On enquiring, I was told that the chick peas and spices were simmered together for hours resulting in a dish that a large number of Mumbaites relish even today! 

My version of chole is however, ready in minutes and is as delicious. I have also added powder, which impart a dark brown colour to the chick peas which usually comes from simmering chick peas in an iron pot. 

I enjoy eating hot chole with tikkisbhaturaskulcha or simply topped on a slice of bread. 

Crisp, yet spongy bhaturas are used to mop up the chole. Traditionally bhatura dough was made using leavening agents like soda, curds and leaving it for hours to ferment before they could be rolled out and deep fried. 

This recipe of bhature is one that uses mashed potatoes to soften up the bhaturas. Moreover, also these bhaturas do not turn rubbery and chewy when they are eaten cold.

Enjoy other Punjabi Subzis like Shalgam ki SubziAloo Mutter KormaSarson ka SaagKathal ki Subzi

Chole Bhature is a super popular one dish meal all over India but more so in Punjab. It's comprises of the vegetable " Chole " had with a deep fried Indian puri called " Bhature". We present you a homemade chole bhature recipe which is quick and easy to make.

Is Chole Bhature healthy?

There are 2 parts to the chole bhature. The chole + the bhature. So the chole recipe is super healthy. 

Let's understand the chole recipe.

Kabuli Chana ( white chick peas) Kabuli Chana which is used in popularly in Chole in India is a complex cab which prevents surges in blood sugar levels and good for diabetics. Chickpeas are high in Fibre resulting in your stomach feeling a lot fuller than refined carbs. One cup of cooked chickpeas has 14 grams of protein, which is a really good amount. See here for 10 fabolous benefits of chickpeas

Onions : Yes, its a great Anti Oxidant. The phytochemical present in onions along with their Vitamin C help boost your immunity. The chromium in onions help regulate your blood pressure. The sulphur in the onion which brings you tears is actually good for your eyes. Raw onions keep your heart healthy and see here for total benefits of onions

Curd + Low fat Curds, hung curds :  Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon, if curd is used with rice. Curd is one of the richest sources of proteincalcium and minerals. They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. Being low in sodium, it is safe to be eaten by individuals with high blood pressure. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Note that one cup curds gives half cup hung curds. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet. 

Let's understand the Bhature.

What's the problem?

Bhature is made of plain flour, potatoes and then its deep fried. Here is our thoughts. So best is to avoid the bhature.

Plain flour : This recipe Plain flour : This recipe uses 1 cup of plain flour or maida which is refined carb not suitable for healthy lifestyle. Maida consumption in any food should be totally avoided or just a little bit of usage as any consumption of this will cause a larger spike in blood levels which is not good for diabetics, heart patients. Read is maida good for you to understand fully.

Deep fried foods : This recipe is deep fried. Any food that is deep fried is not suitable for healthy living. Your fat levels increase as deep frying increases oil absorption. Also when you use the same oil again for deep frying then smoking point decreases which leads to the development of blue smoke which is not good for health. Processed food, Deep Fried Foods also increases inflammation in the body and shuts down the fat burning process. Most diseases from heart, to cardio vascular, diabetes, parkinsons, alzheimer, cancer and obesity result when the cells get inflamed and then they don't function correctly. Inflammation in the arteries can cause heart attacks. So your diet should contain foods that fight inflammation in the body. That's how your body gets healthier by eating the right stuff. NOTE. 5 gm per big puri (45 calories of unhealthy fat)  or samosa of oil is consumed on deep frying.  2.5 g per small one.

What is the best way to eat Chole Bhature for diabetics, heart patients and everyone else?

I know the bhature tastes great but its not healthy. So drop the bhature and replace it with this whole wheat paratha recipe and reduce the amount of ghee you use from brushing the paratha. Eat the chole as it and enjoy your meal. This recipe is now healthy for all. 

Parathas, Plain Paratha, Basic Paratha Recipe
Parathas, Plain Paratha, Basic Paratha Recipe

How to burn 427 calories that come from one serving of Chole Bhature?

Walking (6 kmph) = 2 hrs 8 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 43 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 57 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 1 hr 13 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy427 cal21%
Protein10.8 g20%
Carbohydrates50.3 g17%
Fiber12 g48%
Fat20.1 g30%
Cholesterol1.5 mg0%
Vitamin A255.5 mcg5%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.2 mg20%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)2.1 mg17%
Vitamin C5.3 mg13%
Vitamin E0.3 mg2%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)79.8 mcg40%
Calcium118 mg20%
Iron2.8 mg13%
Magnesium92.2 mg26%
Phosphorus186.6 mg31%
Sodium16.2 mg1%
Potassium453.6 mg10%
Zinc1.5 mg15%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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Chole Bhature
 on 13 Nov 20 08:44 PM

Great info! Keep it up!
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback !!! Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
13 Nov 20 10:41 PM
Chole Bhature
 on 27 Jun 20 11:52 AM

my experience was an awesome
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks.
28 Jun 20 02:12 PM