Bhatura is a variety of Indian bread , popular all over India. This fried bread has a delicious combination with flavored chickpea / chole curry . This recipe has no yeast in its making, instead yogurt and baking powder is used. Serve bhatura with Chole, Bundi Raita which is lightly sprinkled with spices. Chole Bhature is an Indian breakfast dish.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
- 3 cups Maida / all purpose flour
- 2 cups Semolina / Sooji
- 1 cups Curd/yogurt
- 1 tsp Salt
- 2 tsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 2 tbsp of Oil for dough making
- 1 tbsp Oil for coating kneaded dough
- Water to knead the dough
- Oil – for deep frying
In a mixing bowl with a sieve, sift the all purpose flour, baking powder.Dissolve salt and sugar in yogurt. To the sifted flour add semolina and two tablespoons of oil and mix well.
Dissolve salt and sugar in yogurt.Add this yogurt to the flour. Knead the flour into a soft yet firm dough by gradually adding water to it.
Cover the dough with a wet cloth and keep for an hour.
Make lemon sized 10 small balls from the dough. Grease your palms with a little oil and press each ball flat. Cover and keep to ferment for 15 minutes.
Roll each ball into thick flat round shape (about 5″ to 6″ diameter). It should not be too thick or too thin. Heat oil in a kadai/wok and slide the batura into the hot oil slowly.
Deep fry the bhaturas on medium heat. Using the back of the frying spoon, press in the center of the bhatura and along the edges gently, it will puff up nicely. Flip over and fry the other side till light golden brown.
Drain on absorbent paper kitchen towel. Serve hot with chole/ white Chick peas curry.
The oil should be moderately hot before frying the bhatura.