If you’re a fitness freak, then please spare us the lecture of extra calories and oily junk because if you’re a deep-dyed foodie, you know that Chole-Bhature is an award winning couple. Any day better than Naitik-Akshara or Jia-Arsal and there are no surprises there.
Aaaah, the deep-fried dough which turns into a papery round balloon with a striking shade of brown and the spicy chole along with it, curried to perfection! All of it, wolfed down with extra achaar, pyaaz, nimbu and chillies.
Wash it all down with a hearty glass of lassi and your brunch is sorted. In fact, this particular Punjabi delicacy can be relished anytime of the day or night because it is a complete meal on its own.
So keeping in mind our love for Chole-Bhature, we’ve listed 7 places in Lucknow which’ll keep you licking the last sliver of chole gravy! Because when hunger turns rabid, nothing can calm your mind, body and soul better than a spicy plate of Chole-Bhature.
Don’t let the name throw you off because they’ve been in the city for years and they’re known for their velvety thick Lassi and Chole-Bhature! This place is situated at one of the corners of Chowk and is a complete package- order a plate of Chole-Bhature and wash it all down with their famous Lassi and you’ll be done for the day. This joint has an overpeopled space so keep your timings in mind and their token system makes it easier for everyone to place orders. They’re super cheap too so during month-ends, this can be your abode.
Location: Near Bata Shoe Company, Kamla Nehru Marg, Chowk, Lucknow
Cost: ₹250 for two people (approx.)
Timings: 11am – 11pm
The name says it all and rightfully so! Sardar Ji Ke Mashoor Chhole Bhature has been in the city longer than the leaders of our country and we’ve always been absolutely bowled over. This place is near Novelty cinema crossing at Lalbagh but there are 3 shops with the same name next to each other, which makes it difficult to identify the original shop. But you’ll know, once you see the flocking crowds and of course, the aroma of the fresh Bhature being fried or the Chole being tossed in spices. While here, try out their Chole-Bhature of course but we’d recommend the halwa too, after you’re done with your meal. A good option for breakfast, this place will never have you disappointed.
Location: 16/A, Near Novelty Cinema, Lalbagh, Lucknow
Cost: ₹200 for two people (approx.)
Timings: 10am – 10pm
Again one of the good ol’ gems of Lucknow, Bajpayee Kachodi Bhandar is famed for its SPICY nosh offerings and the Chole-Bhature here makes our eyes water but we can’t stop digging into it. Located in the back alleys of Hazratganj, this place can be located with the queue of people waiting to get a serving. Always jam-packed, this place will not suit your palate if you’re a picky eater or a cleanliness freak but if Chole-Bhature makes you happy, look no further. They open their shutters really early so if you’re planning for a breakfast outing, you can consider this place.
Location: Opposite Bank of India, Nawal Kishore Road, Hazratganj
Cost: ₹50 for two people (approx.)
Timings: 7am – 7:30pm
Located at Hussain Ganj, Ajay Khaste has been a trusted name when it comes to a bowl of delish chole and fluffy bhature! High on hygiene quotient and really economical when it comes to the pockets, you can try ‘em out for a lazy Sunday morning breakfast. Around it, you’ll find chai tapris too which’ll seal the deal here.
Location: Shop No. 4 Near Hotel Raj, Husain Ganj, Lucknow
Cost: ₹100 for two people (approx.)
Timings: 8:30am – 7pm
The Chola-Kulcha here at Mahalaxmi Sweets actually ranks as a favourite amidst families who want to engage in a quick meal before they are off to the market or home. The hygiene factor is commendable and the taste and quality of the nosh within pocket-friendly rates, keeps us satisfied. A definite pleasure for vegetarians but even if you’re meat chomper, you’d be coming back again for their Chola-Kulcha.
Location: Sector H, Sector A, Aliganj, Lucknow
Cost: ₹550 for two people (approx.)
Timings: 8am – 5pm and 6pm – 11:30pm
Famous all over Aminabad and beyond, for their fresh and steaming hot Chole-Bhature which can even bring the giants on their knees! An absolute spot-on locale for your foodsplorations, no matter where you go or what you eat, Pandit Chat Shop will keep you looped in. A visit to this market without dropping by here will be a blasphemy, which we’re pretty sure you don’t wanna commit.
Location: Pratap Market, Aminabad
Cost: ₹100 for two people (approx.)
Now that we’ve listed these absolute sumptuous places for your dose of Chole-Bhature, visit them ASAP and let your palate go balle balle!