easy bhatura recipe, how to make easy bhatura or bhature recipe

by dassana amit updated November 15, 2013

easy bhatura recipe, bhatura recipe

a requested recipe of an easy bhatura for the festive season. this recipe takes less time unlike the bhatura version i have posted before.

you just need to keep the dough to leaven for about 2 hours and then begun with the frying. so while the dough is leavening you can prepare the chole or chana masala.

the bhatura recipe is made with maida/all purpose flour and fine semolina/sooji. i have also made the same recipe with rice flour. here i did not add the sooji. both ways the bhatura tasted good. the rice flour ones were softer even after cooling. below pic is the bhatura made with rice flour and maida.

bhatura with rice flour

baking soda and yogurt both act as leavening agents. you can add 1/4 or 1/2 tsp of baking soda. i have used both the proportions of baking soda and they work fine.

lets start step by step easy bhatura recipe:

1. sieve the maida, salt and baking soda. add the semolina & sugar.

maida for bhatura

2. add the yogurt and mix well.

yogurt for bhatura

3. add water in intervals and knead to a smooth and soft dough.

bhatura dough

4. cover the dough with a wet napkin and keep aside for 2 hours.

bhatura dough

5. make medium sized balls from the dough. apply oil while rolling and roll into an oval or elongated shape.

rolling bhatura dough

6. drop the bhatura in hot oil and it will start puffing within a minute.

fry bhatura or bhature

7. when the sizzling of the oil stops, turn over and fry the other side.

fry bhatura or bhature

8. when light golden, remove the bhatura and drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.

easy bhatura or bhature recipe

serve the bhatura hot with any chole or chana curry.

easy bhatura recipe, bhatura recipe

if you are looking for similar recipes then do check aloo bhature, chole bhature, naan recipe without yeast, naan recipe with yeast, kulcha recipe and garlic naan.

easy bhatura or bhature recipe below:

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easy batura recipe – makes 7-9 small to medium bhaturas
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bhatura – an easy recipe of the popular bhatura – a fried leavened bread made with all purpose flour.
Recipe type: breakfast, snack
Cuisine: north indian, punjabi
Serves: 2-3
  • 1.5 cups maida or all purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup sooji/rava/fine semolina or ½ cup rice flour
  • ½ tbsp oil or ghee
  • ½ tbsp fine sugar
  • ½ tsp salt or as required
  • ¼ tsp or ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup yogurt/dahi
  • water for kneading as required
  • oil for deep frying
  1. sieve the maida/all purpose flour with baking soda and salt.
  2. add the sooji and sugar.
  3. mix well.
  4. add the yogurt and mix again.
  5. add very little water, just about ½ tbsp and begin to knead.
  6. knead the dough, adding water as required.
  7. make a smooth and soft dough.
  8. cover the dough with a wet napkin and keep aside for 2 hours.
  9. heat oil in a kadai or pan for deep frying.
  10. make small to medium sized balls from the dough.
  11. roll the balls between your palms to make them even.
  12. keep the balls covered with the wet kitchen napkin.
  13. take a ball and flatten them.
  14. apply oil on both sides and with a rolling pin roll, the ball into oval or elongated shape.
  15. make neither thick nor thin bhaturas.
  16. rotate the rolling board while rolling the bhatura as it much easier than lifting it, since we are not using flour to roll them.
  17. when the oil is hot enough, place the rolled bhatura gently into the oil.
  18. the bhatura will puff up.
  19. aid in puffing the bhatura by appling light pressure on it with a slotted spoon.
  20. when the oil stops sizzling, turn oven and fry the other side.
  21. when the bhatura is light golden, remove and drain on kitchen paper towels.
  22. make the rest of the bhaturas this way.
  23. serve the bhatura hot with chana masala.

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Pal Talwar March 19, 2014 1

I tried ur recipe, it was wonderful very tasty.and ur way was detailed.
Thanks for sharing


dassana amit March 19, 2014 2

welcome pal


Humera February 28, 2014 3

Hi Dassana,
First time I tried the Bhatura with Punjabi chana with your recipe and fabulous instructions.They are perfect and yummy. My family loved it.
Thank you for the best recipe.


dassana amit February 28, 2014 4

welcome humera and thanks for sharing the positive feedback on bhatura.


jean February 16, 2014 5

Very good. Thanks


dassana amit February 18, 2014 6

welcome jean


shalini December 5, 2013 7

Hi, I prepared this it turned out very well, along with this I prepared Punjabi chole masala it was awesome. Chole & Bhature the combination is very tasty. Keep it up for ur good work. Thank u for posting this recipe.


dassana December 5, 2013 8

welcome shalini and thanks for the positive feedback on bhatura recipe.


وصفات طبخ October 27, 2013 9

what a dough !! wow


abdulla October 27, 2013 10

tnx recipes


Shobana Vijay October 27, 2013 11

Lovely recipe.Nice clicks.Do visit my space when you are free


dassana December 2, 2013 12

yup and thanks.