Today I want to share with you the recipe for a delicious North Indian bread called Bhatura. I had it for the first time in an Indian eatery here in Sydney, famous for its street food and I simply fell in love with it. It is a fluffy deep-fried leavened bread and it’s usually served with a chickpea curry called chole or chana (recipe coming soon). Together, they make up the traditional dish named chana (or chole) bhatura. I absolutely adore this bread… it is soft and fluffy and even though it is deep fried, it is surprisingly light. Try it and serve it with my chole! Enjoy!
Bhatura - a fluffy deep-fried leavened bread from the North of India.
- 150 gms – 1 cup all-purpose flour maida
- 75 gms – ¼ cup yogurt at room temperature
- 40 gms – ¼ cup warm water
- 1 tsp sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp semolina sooji
- 1 ½ tbsp ghee
- 6 gms – 2 tsp milk powder
- Vegetable oil for deep frying
Melt the sugar in the warm water.
Put all the ingredients in a medium bowl and knead very well.
Make the dough into a ball, cover it with a damp tea towel and let it rest for at least 2 hours in a warm place.
Heat up the vegetable oil until it reaches 200°C - 390°F. Deep fry the bhatura by spooning the hot oil on the top to make it puff. Turn to brown on both sides, then drain it on kitchen paper and serve hot with some Chole.