Chole Bhature(Chick Pea Plus Swollen Dough)- One Quarter, An Anna!

Observe the following image carefully. Chole-Bhature Now, think about your pocket money and calculate the amount one chick pea would cost in 2014. I know they are making you salivate so much that you just cannot take your eyes off them and obviously you will not do that for some nonsensical or sensical calculation. But just in case you happen to reach this line, please suffer a bit of my audacity and allow me to assume that most of you are not thinking about what I am going to show you next.










The veil goes off:-

This is an image of Indian currency in 1939. It says ONE QUARTER ANNA INDIA 1939 GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR.

Guess what, my dad used to buy this plate of Chole Bhature for an Anna, the same given in the image above. It is being added to my knowledge that they used to buy many eateries using this coin and the Seth(business man) who gave this Anna to his workers as bonus was considered one of the richest and best. And the parents who gave this as pocket money were considered world’s most charming parents by children at that time. Very obviously today even one chick pea wouldn’t cost this much for one reason that this coin is part of vintage and other, that economy has moved 75 years. Today, this plate of Chole Bhature costs INR 86 at Haldirams.

History always has a surprising element even if that element is easily predictable in the present scenario. Chole Bhature are definitely enticing but, that coin, that absolutely surprise laden feeling coming from historical observation of one’s father as a child has the potential of leaving one with a thousand more thoughts.


What are you ordering now? ๐Ÿ˜€


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