A pair of piping hot and fluffy bhatures (fluffy deep-fried leavened sourdough bread) served with spicy and tangy chhole (chickpeas), followed with a glass of lassi (yoghurt-based drink) – if that’s what your ideal Sunday breakfast sounds like, you are at the right place. And while we are at it, why not talk about grabbing this iconic north Indian breakfast at an iconic joint? Nagpal Chole Bhature in Delhi has been a celebrated joint for years, and here’s all you need to know about it.
Nagpal Chole Bhature has been one of the most renowned places for breakfast shenanigans for Delhiites for a long time now. Even though they have multiple outlets across the city, finding a long queue outside those is not unusual. Even though they are famous for their chole bhature, Nagpal serves a range of other delicacies as well. From authentic Chole Bhature to Rajma Chawal, to other Punjabi and South Indian meals, they do everything. Why is it such a hit? Their food is unpretentious, the ingredients and the flavours are the real champions and it comes without burning a hole in the pocket. Here’s taking a look at the heritage of Nagpal Chole Bhature in Delhi.
All about Nagpal Chole Bhature in Delhi
History of Nagpal Chole Bhature in Delhi
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Nagpal credits its roots back to humble beginnings, when it was founded in the 1990s by Late. Sh. Vasudev Nagpal. It started out as a small food stall at Amar Colony in Lajpat Nagar. People tasted Nagpal’s delicacy and took a liking to it. This led Nagpal to open more outlets in Ashok Vihar, PH-1 and Lawrence Road, along with his brother. Soon, the word spread and thousands of people started frequenting all their outlets, making Nagpal Chole Bhature a brand.
What makes their chole bhature so legendary? The answer is simple – the legacy of Sh. Vasudev Nagpal’s secret blend of spices. The same blend of spices has been used ever since the inception of the brand and is used till date, thus ensuring the consistency in taste and flavours.
Who runs Nagpal Chole Bhature now?
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At present, Vasudev Nagpal’s younger brother, Shri Devanand Nagpal runs the family business with the help of his children.
Branches of the iconic food joint in Delhi and other places
Apart from the ones mentioned above, in Delhi, they have outlets in Dwarka, Old Rajinder Nagar, Uttam Nagar, Crossing Republic, Ghaziabad, NIT Faridabad Gurugram Sector 49, Sector 90, Sector 82, Sector 56 and Civil Lines, Gurugram. Apart from Delhi NCR, they also have outlets in Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Sonipat and Mumbai as well.
What are some of the must-haves here?
Apart from the obvious, Nagpal’s makes delicious Rajma Chawal, Palak Paneer Chawal, Lassi, Chole Puri, Samosa and Chutney, Kachoris and more. The best part is that they all come at an extremely reasonable price.
Price: INR 70 – INR 130 for a plate of Chole Bhature
Contact: +91 99996 41617/+91 9811756126
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answer: The story goes that Sita Ram migrated from West Punjab to Delhi with his son Diwan Chand and sold the first plate of chole bhature for 12 annas.
Answer: India, especially North India, is famous for Chhole Bhature.
Answer: Some sources claim the dish to have originated in Delhi, where it is very popular. Others claim eastern Uttar Pradesh to be the place of origin.
Answer: Famous everywhere in North India, chole bhature was invented in Delhi in the 1940s. This tasty dish is accompanied by pickles, onions, mint chutney and a glass of lassi or Chaas. You can easily find chole bhature at most street food joints in Northern India.