April 23, 2011

Bhatura ~ Deep Fried Indian Bread

For the Indian Bread series of the Blogging Marathon, today I decided to post a deep fried bread. Soft and fluffy bhatura served with chole is very hard to resist. As a kid, I liked to order bhatura for its big size. Bhatura is usually made with maida or all purpose flour. I have used half and half of maida and whole wheat flour/atta. Once its deep fried, though maida or atta, doesn't make much difference

You need

  • Wheat flour/Atta - 1 cup
  • All purpose flour/Maida - 1 cup
  • Yogurt/curd - 1/2 cup
  • Cooking soda - 1/2 tspn
  • Salt - 1/2 tspn
  • Water to make the dough
  • Oil to deep fry


Sift atta, maida, cooking soda and salt. Add yogurt to the flour mix. Knead to a soft dough by adding water.  Apply oil on the surface of the dough and cover with a damp cloth and leave it for an hour. 

Divide the dough into equal sized balls. Roll out the dough into circles. The size depends on the size of the kadai in which it will be deep fried later. I don't roll out into big circles, since that will call for more oil and I don't want too much of left over oil after deep frying.

Enjoy hot baturas with Punjabi Chole.

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  1. Its my fav n my son's fav. Looks declicious.

  2. I love the sour taste in bathura.. so hard to resist..

  3. One of the most irresistible and favorite of all time dishes for both hubby and I... your bhaturas came out really well and all puffed up.

  4. Perfect bhaturas....Nice color and perfect puff....

  5. Thank you so much for encouraging words in my blog.
    Courtesy blogging marathon, you are comin gup with such great regional breads. Your hubby must be very happy.
    Today's bhatura looks just right, perfect. Keep rocking.

  6. Turned out perfect for u girl..... YUM!

  7. Love bhaturas, I made exactly this for this mornings' breakfast....loved all your posts jayasree...wondering what will come twm..:)

  8. we made this y'day with only atta...always enjoy a good chole batura dish!...yummy
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  9. Very tempting and mouthwatering bhatura...

  10. Bhatura and channa masala are my most favourite combo,fluffy bhatura tempts me a lot..


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