Bhatura is a yummy Indian bread, which is fluffy and deep fried. It is especially enjoyed with Masala Chole, making the traditional Punjabi dish – Chole Bhature. Make this yummy dish at home by following my step-by-step guide.
- Maida (All Purposr Flour) – 500 gm
- Sooji (Semolina) – 1/2 cup
- Whole wheat flour – 1/2 cup
- Curd – 1 cup
- Water – very little (not more than 1/2 cup)
- Baking Powder – 1/2 tsp
- Baking Soda – a pinch (optional)
- Sugar – less than 1/2 tsp
- Kasoori Methi – 1/2 tbsp (optional)
- Oil for frying
1. Seive all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Now add curd and add water little by little. Knead it into a dough which is slightly hard.
2. Keep it aside for minimum 2 hours in a warm place. I generally put the dough in a hot case and keep it aside.
3. After some time you will notice that the dough has risen slightly and has become smoother. Knead it for 1-2 minutes again to smoothen it evenly. Then divide the dough into equal portions to make small balls –
4. Take a little portion of the dough and make it into a ball. Now roll out the ball into a circular shape as shown in the pic. You may grease the ball with a little oil to prevent it from sticking to the surface. Keep it a little thicker than a regular poori. Same way, roll out all the bhaturas.
5. Heat Oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat. Now put one raw bhatura in it. After 5 seconds press it a little – it will become fluffy. when bottom is golden brown, flip it gently and fry from the other side. Take it out with the help of a perforated spoon and place on a kitchen cloth to drain excess oil. Similarly, fry all the bhaturas.
6. Finally, transfer it to a serving plate and serve hot with chole (chickpeas). You may add some lemon onion rings, dhaniya curd chutney and pickle to enjoy the delicacy.