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bhatura recipe

Bhaturas (भटूरा) are my favorite kind of flatbread. They have a great texture, soft and fluffy. They delicious with a hint of yogurt and pair with Punjabi chole(पंजाबी छोले) like no other flatbread ever can. Bhaturas are leavened and deep-fried flatbreads. The all-purpose flour or maida (मैदा)as they call it in Hindi is the major ingredient of the bhatura dough. The combination of baking soda and baking powder does a fine job of leavening the dough. So this bhatura recipe is made without yeast. The addition of semolina makes the shell of bhaturas firm enough to contain the steam within itself when they fluff up upon frying. The yogurt and sugar help the process of fermentation.

Once you get the right recipe, like this one, you would be able to make perfect bhaturas every single time. Bhaturas are very easy to make and it takes just a few minutes to knead the dough and a few seconds to fry them. It is the resting time of the dough that is long. Good things come to those who are patient, right? So while my Punjabi chole recipe was simmering away, I quickly gathered the ingredients for the bhaturas, knead a soft dough and put it in a warm spot to rise for a good 2 hours. If you can wait a little more, 3 hours resting time would be great.

Easy and Quick Bhatura Recipe

I remember starting to cook as a teenager. As I moved forward learning the simple recipes, it was time to up the ante. It was time I learned how to make the Indian classics, Chole Bhature being one of them. I am sure; almost every Indian lady who loves to cook is posed with a big question at least once in her early years of culinary adventures – How to make the best Punjabi Chole and the fluffiest, softest bhature?

The taste matters the most. But, the ease of making the recipe is a big deal too. That’s why, my Punjabi chole bhature recipe is simple, quick and easy to make. I have tried keeping them as uncomplicated as possible. So let’s see how to make delicious bhatura recipe to go with Punjabi chole.

How to Make Punjabi Bhatura Recipe

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Punjabi Bhatura is a leavened, deep-fried flatbread made with APF and semolina, with a hint of fragrance from yogurt and an amazing texture. A melt-in-mouth flatbread that is served with Punjabi chole curry.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: North Indian
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • Maida/All-purpose flour –2 cups
  • Sooji/Fine semolina – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Sugar – ½ tbsp
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Baking soda – ½ tsp
  • Milk powder – ½ tbsp
  • Warm water – ⅓ cup
  • Ghee/Clarified butter – 3 tbsp
  • Yogurt – ½ cup
Instructions
  1. First of all, add sugar to the warm water and stir so that it dissolves.
  2. In a mixing bowl, sift the maida/all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Add fine semolina to it.
  3. Mix the flour really well with your fingertips. Add the yogurt and ghee/clarified butter.
  4. Mix lightly to incorporate the yogurt and butter evenly throughout the flour.
  5. Knead the soft dough using the warm water. Add the water little by little as you knead the dough. Do not add all the water at once.
  6. Cover the dough with a warm cloth and keep it in a warm place for 2-3 hours.
  7. After the resting, divide the dough into 10-12 portions depending on the size of bhaturas that you want to make. Make sure there are no major cracks in the dough balls. In the meanwhile, heat the sunflower oil in a skillet or a fryer to about 210 degrees C or 410 degrees F.
  8. Grease the rolling surface lightly with some oil. Take a portion and apply some oil on it. Make sure the remaining dough is covered with the damp cloth.
  9. Roll the bhatura in a round or oval shape. The rolled out bhatura should be 3-4 mm in thickness.
  10. You need to be fast now because bhaturas get fried in a few seconds. Carefully drop the bhatura in the hot oil and gently keep it submerged in the oil using the frying spoon for 4-5 seconds.
  11. Then gently spoon hot oil over the bhatura so that it cooks evenly on the top side too, causing the steam to get trapped inside.
  12. Flip the bhatura and fry for 4-5 seconds or until golden. Remove it onto a plate lined with kitchen towel.
  13. Serve hot with Punjabi Chole with some yogurt, onion and lemon on the side. Enjoy!

 

Bhatura Recipe with Step by Step Pictures Below


Step 1

Keep the ingredients for the bhatura recipe handy. You will need 2 cups of maida/all-purpose flour, 2 tbsp of fine semolina, 1 tsp of salt, ½ tbsp sugar, 1 tsp baking powder, ½ tsp baking soda, ½ tbsp milk powder, warm water 1/3 cup, 3 tbsp ghee/clarified butter, and ½ cup yogurt.

ingredients for bhatura recipe


Step 2

First of all, add sugar to the warm water and stir so that it dissolves.

dissolve sugar in warm water


Step 3

In a mixing bowl, sift the maida/all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Add fine semolina to it.

maida/all purpose flour, rawa/semolina, salt baking powder and baking soda in a large mixing bowl


Step 4

Mix the flour really well with your fingertips. Add the yogurt and ghee/clarified butter.

mix well with fingers and add yogurt and ghee


Step 5

Mix lightly to incorporate the yogurt and ghee evenly throughout the flour.

mix lightly


Step 6

Knead the soft dough using the warm water. Add the water little by little as you knead the dough. Do not add all the water at once.

mix into dough by adding warm water little by little, do not add all water at once


Step 7

Cover the dough with a damp cloth and keep it in a warm place for 2-3 hours.

cover with a damp cloth and let it rest in a warm place for 2~3 hours


Step 8

After the resting, divide the dough into 10-12 portions depending on the size of bhaturas that you want to make. Make sure there are no major cracks in the dough balls. In the meanwhile, heat the sunflower oil in a skillet or a fryer to about 210 degrees C or 410 degrees F.

divide into 10~12 portions


Step 9

Grease the rolling surface lightly with some oil. Take a portion and apply some oil on it. Make sure the remaining dough is covered with the damp cloth.

grease the rollings surface and the small portion with oil


Step 10

Roll the bhatura in a round or oval shape. The rolled out bhatura should be 3-4 mm in thickness.

roll into 3~4 mm thick rounds/ovals


Step 11

You need to be fast now because bhaturas get fried in a few seconds. Carefully drop the bhatura in the hot oil and gently keep it submerged in the oil using the frying spoon for 4-5 seconds.

frying the bhatura immersed in oil


Step 12

Then gently spoon hot oil over the bhatura so that it cooks evenly on the top side too, causing the steam to get trapped inside.

gently spoon the hot oil on the bhatura so that it gets cooked evenly


Step 13

Flip the bhatura and fry for 4-5 seconds or until golden.

flip the bhatura and cook the other side for 4~5 seconds


Step 14

Remove it onto a plate lined with kitchen towel. I have torn one bhatura for you to see the web-like texture inside.

there shoild be web like stringy stryctures on the inside of a fried bhatura


Step 15

Serve hot with Punjabi Chole with some yogurt, onion and lemon on the side. Enjoy!

bhatura recipe is complete serve bhatura with chole!

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    radhika patil
    October 7, 2017 at 4:10 am

    nice texture

  • Reply
    Viji Sinha
    July 26, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Perfect recipe. I tried n i was amazed by the results . So much perfection. Thanks a ton for such an amazing recipe

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