easy bhatura recipe, how to make easy bhature recipe

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. two more bhatura recipes in the blog are aloo bhatura and quick bread bhatura recipe.

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.

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.

bhatura with rice flour

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 more indian bread recipes then do check aloo bhature, chole bhature, naan recipe without yeast, naan recipe with yeast, kulcha recipe, gobi paratha and garlic naan.

easy bhatura or bhature recipe below:

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easy batura recipe - makes 7-9 small to medium bhaturas
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
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 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. mix well. add the yogurt and mix again.
  3. add very little water, just about ½ tbsp and begin to knead.
  4. knead the dough, adding water as required. make a smooth and soft dough.
  5. cover the dough with a wet napkin and keep aside for 2 hours.
  6. heat oil in a kadai or pan for deep frying.
  7. make small to medium sized balls from the dough.
  8. roll the balls between your palms to make them even.
  9. keep the balls covered with the wet kitchen napkin.
  10. take a ball and flatten them. apply oil on both sides and with a rolling pin roll, the ball into oval or elongated shape.
  11. make neither thick nor thin bhaturas.
  12. rotate the rolling board while rolling the bhatura as it much easier than lifting it, since we are not using flour to roll them.
  13. when the oil is hot enough, place the rolled bhatura gently into the oil. the bhatura will puff up.
  14. aid in puffing the bhatura by appling light pressure on it with a slotted spoon.
  15. when the oil stops sizzling, turn oven and fry the other side.
  16. when the bhatura is light golden, remove and drain on kitchen paper towels.
  17. make the rest of the bhaturas this way.
  18. serve the bhatura hot with chana masala.

{ 51 Responses }

  1. shuchi srivastava says

    Hi,dassana,tried ur bhatura recipe,and they had turn out very good,so soft and fluffy and yummy too,thanks.

  2. manasa says

    Hi Dassana
    Tried ur recipe of easy bathura. Felt very excited when my husband complimented me for its taste, should really say the taste of it was much more better than the restaurant one’s. Thanks for sharing such lovely recipes ☺
    I also request u to post some other recipes of brinjal.. especially gutti vankaya (stuffed brinjal ) recipe. HoPe u would post it soon
    Thanks a lot again

    • says

      welcome manasa. i had made stuffed brinjals some time back but didn’t take the picture. will try to add soon. thanks for sharing your positive feedback.

  3. Dr Bano says

    Dassana, hi there. Your recipe says baking soda to use , can I use baking powder, if yes what should be the measurement of baking powder should I use to replace baking powder.
    You recipe seems awesome it sure gonna turn out as good as it looks. Will update after trying.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Afthab begum says

    Hi you didn’t mention the ratio of flour and rice flour. .pl mention as I’m going to try

  5. Kanishka says

    Hey dassana
    I always refer ur recipes than other leading chefs recipes. As ur recipes r easy.
    Comes as great help n result comes v satisfactory.
    Always perfect. thanq n keep adding more recipes

  6. Amrita says

    Can I use anything as a replacement for maida if I don’t have it at home? I have atta and rice flour. I just don’t know the correct measurements. Any advice?

  7. Krithika says

    Can we store excess bhatura batter and use it the next day
    Pls reply dasana and thanks in advance

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  9. Vibha says

    My bhaturas didn’t puffed up :( I used rice flour with flour.it was very difficult for me to roll them ,they were getting teared,don’t know y.i kept them in oven for 5-6 hours,(in this season I don’t think fermentation should b the problem ).so i used flour to roll them.but as soon as I put them into oil while puffing tiny holes were there n I got flat bhaturas :( tell me where I went wrong.how should roll bhatura thin ,thick or medium .tried chana masala with it,it was awesome.

    • says

      i think the the rolling has caused this issue of not puffing up. they should not get teared while rolling. possibly the dough had lot of moisture and thus they were tearing up. you could have added a few tbsp of flour and kneaded again. did you roll thinly? bhaturas can be rolled into medium thickness or slightly thick. the fact that you could not roll them evenly, has not allowed to puff them up. there should be even rolling and the oil has to be hot. next time when you prepare them, keep this points in mind. if the dough looks moist or is sticky, then add a bit of flour. if the dough looks dry, then add a bit of water. chalo, at least the chana masala was good. happy for that. :-)

  10. Priyanka says

    Hi, i am fan of ur recipes.they are foolproof n with clear instructions. I had a query though.which one turns out better and healthier mean this quick 2 hrs bhature recip or 8 hrs bhature recipe ? Pls do reply. Thanks.

    • says

      thanks priyanka. healthier one is 8 hours one because it is fermented and made with whole wheat flour. whereas easy bhatura recipe is made with maida (all purpose flour). whole wheat flour (atta) is always a healthier option than all purpose flour (maida). both version of bhaturas taste good.

    • says

      puspha, both are different. baking soda is pure sodium bicarbonate – when moistened releases carbon dioxide which helps in rising of baked stuff. baking powder contains sodium bicarbonate, an acidifying agent (cream of tartar), and also a drying agent (usually starch). same function as baking soda. however baking soda is more strong.

  11. Pal Talwar says

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

  12. Humera says

    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.

  13. shalini says

    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.