Quick Bread Bhatura (Without Leavening Ingredients)

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Bread bhatura with step by step photos. A simple and quick recipe of bhatura made with bread slices, whole wheat flour and without using any leavening ingredients like baking soda or baking powder. You also don’t need to add yeast.

bread bhatura

The bread slices impart the yeast like flavor and taste, without the addition of any dry or instant yeast.

Bhatura are leavened fried breads that are usually served with spicy chickpea curry, which we call chole masala or chana masala. As the recipe title suggests, this recipe is made with bread slices but the dough is not leavened. Apart from bread, whole wheat flour (atta) is also added.

I came across this idea while browsing facebook on a blog Here. I liked this idea of making bhature with bread slices, since they were easy and quick to prepare. From the first go, I chose to make my own version as I have enough experience with making fried Indian breads. Thereafter I made these bread bhature a couple of times.

The fact that it’s a quick one and does not require to leaven the dough for a few hours, makes me choose this recipe often over the other recipes like Aloo bhatura or this tried and tested Bhatura recipe.

You can easily keep the dough at room temperature for some hours too. These bread bhature also remain soft even after they come at room temperature.

These bread bhature go very well with Punjabi chole or any other Indian chickpeas curry.

How to make quick bread bhatura

1. Take whole wheat flour (atta), sooji (rava or semolina), salt, oil, curd (yogurt) and crumbled bread in a bowl. The bread can be crumbled or made into a pulp. You can either crumble the bread slices with your hands or use a mixer. The bread slices have to be crumbled really well, otherwise you will get small bits and pieces of bread in the dough.

For making bread pulp, just soak the bread in water. Squeeze the water and add the bread pulp to the whole wheat flour. If the edges are dense like in a few days old bread, then you can slice the edges and add. Here I added multi grain bread.

making dough for bread bhatura recipe

2. Add water in parts and begin to knead.

kneading dough for bread bhatura recipe

3. Knead to a smooth dough.

kneading dough for bread bhatura recipe

4. Cover and keep the dough at room temperature for 30 minutes. If you have time, you can also keep for 2 to 3 hours at room temperature without any worries 🙂

dough for bread bhatura recipe

5. The dough after the stipulated time.

dough for bread bhatura recipe

6. Gently knead the dough again.

dough for bread bhatura recipe

7. Make small or medium sized balls from the dough.

dough balls for bread bhatura recipe

8. Brush or apply a bit of oil on a dough ball, before you begin to roll the dough.

rolling bread bhatura

9. Roll the dough to rounds of 4 to 6 inches diameter. The thickness is slightly more than what we keep for poori.

rolling bread bhatura recipe

10. In moderately hot oil, slide the rolled dough and begin to deep fry.

frying bread bhatura recipe

11. With the help of a slotted spoon, nudge gently so that the bread bhatura gets puffed up.

frying bread bhatura recipe

12. Turn over and fry the other side.

bread bhatura recipe

13. Remove and keep bread bhatura on paper towels to remove excess oil. Here you don’t see any paper towels as I just removed and kept them on a plate for pictures.

bread bhatura recipe

14. Serve bread bhatura with any Indian chickpea curry like Punjabi chole, pindi chole or chickpea curry.

quick bread bhatura recipe
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bread bhatura

Quick Bread Bhatura (Without Leavening Ingredients)

5 from 3 votes
Bread bhatura is an easy fried Indian bread made with bread slices and whole wheat flour. The recipe is also made without any leavening agents.
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins

Cuisine North Indian, Punjabi
Course: Main Course

Servings 12
Units

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 regular slices of whole wheat bread (multi grain bread or white bread)
  • 1 tablespoon fine unroasted sooji (semolina or rava or cream of wheat)
  • 1 tablespoon curd (yogurt)
  • cup water or add as required
  • salt as required
  • oil for deep frying

Instructions

making dough

  • Take whole wheat flour (atta), sooji (rava), salt, oil, curd (yogurt) and crumbled bread in a bowl. 
  • The bread can be crumbled or made into a pulp. You can either crumble the bread slices with your hands or use a mixer. The bread slices have to be crumbled really well, otherwise you will get small bits and pieces of bread in the dough. 
  • For making bread pulp, just soak the bread in water. Squeeze the water and add the bread pulp to the whole wheat flour. If the edges are dense like in a few days old bread, then you can slice the edges and add.
  • Add water in parts and begin to knead. Knead to a smooth dough.
  • Cover and keep the dough at room temperature for 30 minutes. If you have time, you can also keep for 2 to 3 hours at room temperature without any worries 🙂
  • Later gently knead the dough again. Make small or medium sized balls from the dough.
  • Brush or apply a bit of oil on a dough ball, before you begin to roll the dough.
  • Roll the dough to rounds of 4 to 6 inches diameter. The thickness is slightly more than what we keep for pooris.

frying

  • Heat oil for deep frying in a kadai or pan. In moderately hot oil, slide the rolled dough and begin to fry.
  • With the help of a slotted spoon, nudge gently so that the bread bhatura gets puffed up.
  • Turn over and fry the other side.
  • Remove and drain them on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  • Serve bread bhatura hot with any indian chickpea curry or chana masala.

Notes

The nutrition information is for 1 bread bhatura. 

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Nutrition Facts
Quick Bread Bhatura (Without Leavening Ingredients)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 30mg1%
Potassium 72mg2%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin B12 1µg17%
Vitamin E 2mg13%
Vitamin K 1µg1%
Calcium 15mg2%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 10µg3%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 26mg7%
Phosphorus 69mg7%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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30 Comments

  1. Actually I have bread powder at home. So can u pls suggest that 3 slices of whole bread will yield how much of bread powder?5 stars

    1. 1 medium slice, gives about ½ to ¾ cup of bread crumbs. it depends on the thickness of bread slices also. so take an approx measure of 1.5 to 2.25 cups of bread crumbs.

  2. Hi I really like this recipe just wanted to know if I can refrigerate the left over dough. If so for max how many days

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