DGC hunt for best chole bhature in Delhi

Delhilites love Chole bhature and each of us have craved for it. We have often thought about – where should I have chole bature from, unless you satisfy your craving with your local joints that is close to your house. Well, I believe now you would definitely try to give these places a shot after having read it. You will not need to search for the best chole bhature.
This DGC hunt for best chole bhature in Delhi will answer it. 9 member team lead by Atul Sikand(Founder member of DGC and Admin of India’s best recipe based group  Sikandalous Cuisine  (https://www.facebook.com/groups/sikandalous/) started the hunt for best chole bhauture in town. It took little over 3 months to arrive at the decision and more than get more than 32 places were covered by juries. The list was compiled by our street food champion Mohit Balachandran of ChowderSingh and Sourish Bhattacharya of Indian Restaurant Spy. We followed certain guidelines to judge the best chole bhature. Here are the details:.
Cholle Judging Criteria  (the highest number indicates highest points on a scale of 0 to x)
1. Taste of cholle on a scale of 10
2. Freshness of the cholle on a scale of 5
3. Was the chole cooked well? – (scale of 5)
4. Accompaniments along with chole and their quality on a scale of of 2
5. Was the chole too oily  (scale of 4) – the highest number indicating less oil
Bhatura judging criteria
1. Taste of bhatura on a scale of 10
2. Freshness of the bhatura on a scale of 5
3. Thickness and sponginess of bhatura on a scale of 5
4. Was the bhatura too oily  (scale of 4) – the highest number indicating less oil
  Maximum Score = 50
And here is the list of all 32 places we visited.

1. Roshan di kulfi, Karol Bagh
2. Sharma ji, Moolchand
3. Nagpal, Amar Colony
4. Kaka ji’s, Lajpat Nagar
5. Chacha Di Hatti, Kamla Nagar
6. Hari Om at Rohini
7. Chacha Bhature at Model Town
8. Standard Barfee, Karol Bagh
9. Sita Ram Diwan Chand at Chuna Mandi, Pahar Ganj
10. Kwality restaurant, CP
11. Om Cholle Bhature, Sec 9 Rohini
12. Shiv Mishthan Bhandar at Chandni chowk
13. Om Di Hatti at Shakti Nagar
14. Om Corner at Ramjas Road, Karol Bagh
15. Chacha bhature, Tilak nagar (near wah ji wah)
16. Manohar, Lajpat Rai market
17. Cholle Bhatura shop opposite SBI bank, Chandni chowk (no name)
18. Grover, Near Old Natraj cinema, Moti Nagar
19. Bhanu ke cholle bhature, Malviya nagar
20. Ganesh, Shakkarpur (near Laxmi nagar metro station)
21. Punjabi sweet house, Karol Bagh (Opposite Roopak stores, Ajmal khan road)
22. Gupta snack corner, Gol market
23. Kaleva, Gol market
24. Shyam sweets, Gurgaon
25. Om sweets, Gurgaon
26. Odeon Sweets at Gol Market
27. Malik sweets, Hanuman mandir lane, CP (Opp Bank of Baroda)
28. Aggarwal sweets, Sec 12, Dwarka (Near Ayushman hospital)
29. Evergreen, Green park
30. Nand Hatti, Paan Mandi, Sadar Bazar
31. Bille di hatti, Kamala nagar (next to Chacha’s)
32. Mashoor Chhole Bhature, Fateh Puri

Based on the criteria shared above
The best chole bhature, along with their scores
Shiv mishthan = 38.12
Roshan di kulfi  = 37.66
Bhanu = 37.00
Nagpal = 36.87
Anand ji = 36.72
Top 5 bhature ranking
Roshan di kulfi
Shiv misthan bhandar
Nagpal amar colony
Cl corner
Top 5 chole ranking
Shiv mishthan bhandar
Nagpal amar colony
Kaka amar colony
Roshan di kulfi
This was entirely based on our criteria and based on the places that we had shortlisted. Of course we didn’t cover entire Delhi – just these 32 joints. Each of us have our favorite place and I too have mine, which we didn’t cover here. The hunt is complete and yet it’s still on…… 
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