Bhatura Recipe

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Bhatura
Course:
Main course, Side dishes
Preparation Time:
40 minutes
Cuisine:
Indian Cuisine
Equipments:
A Flat Dish For Kneading The Flour, Deep Frying Pan.
Skill Level:
Intermediate

Bhatura Ingredients

  • Refined flour: 250 gms
  • Thick yoghurt: ¾ cup
  • Baking soda: ½ tsp
  • Sugar: 1 tbsp
  • Vegetable oil: for deep frying
  • Salt: as per taste

Preparation Method for Bhatura Recipe

North Indian cuisine is rich and the traditional dishes are simply divine.  A case in point is the chole-bhature, the tasty breakfast fare.  Chole is a preparation of spicy chick peas and Bhatura is a fried flour puri that is soft and chewy.  Bhatura is the ideal accompaniment to the Chole.

  • Sieve flour, salt and baking soda.
  • Whisk the yoghurt until smooth, add sugar and mix again.
  • Add to the flour and knead.
  • If required use a little lukewarm water and knead to a soft dough.
  • Cover with a damp cloth and set aside for 4 hours in a warm place.  Fermentation makes the Bhatura softer and tastier, so allow the fermentation process.
  • After 4 hours, knead the dough once again and divide in to 12 equal portions.
  • On a floured wooden surface, roll into puris, about 6-7 inches in diameter.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan.
  • Slide one Bhatura in to the oil and press with a frying spoon.
  • The Bhatura begins to swell, fry till golden brown, then flip over and fry on the other side.  Care should be taken that the Bhatura does not become dark brown in color.  Remove from heat as soon as it is golden brown.
  • Fry each Bhatura separately.
  • Blot on a paper and serve with hot Chole.