Desis and their chole bhature obsession is nothing new. Chole bhature, whether you call it comfort food or “feeling,” has become a staple in most of our lives. While it is a traditional Sunday brunch for some, it is a favourite street snack for others who eat it many times a week. People who enjoy it are highly fussy about how their chole bhatures are prepared.
Even Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been seen commenting about his appreciation for the cuisine on occasion. The bhatura (fried bread) should be warm and fluffy, and it should be served with steaming hot chole (chickpea curry), onions, and chutney (coriander sauce). Indians on social media couldn’t take it when a man went to an Indian restaurant and was handed a dish full of disappointment in the name of chole bhature.
@pillsburyboi, a Reddit user, recently shared his bad experience at an Indian restaurant in Sweden.
He wrote, “Ladies and gentlemen, Here is the Chole Bhature that I was served at an Indian restaurant in Stockholm, Sweden. I miss home.”
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Unlike in India, where the chole and bhature are served separately, here the image shows that the restaurant placed the chole and salad on top of a flat bhature.
The user further explained, “For those who are curious about the taste: Well, it was bad. The bhatura was sweet, super thick, and almost dry. The chole was like palak paneer but with channa instead(AND WHO THE F***d ADDS POMEGRANATE??). The taste of the chole was bland. No spice or any prominent masalas, it was salt and pepper. The chole to bhatura ratio was bad as well. in my opinion they intentionally made the bhatura small(around 7cms) so that I could order one or more bhatura/naan or rice to finish the chole. Marketing strategy 101. I ended up paying 160Swedish Krones(16USD/16EUR/approx 1000rupee). We exited the hotel with a huge disappointment. I miss home food.”