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bhatura recipe - an easy recipe to make bhature. bhatura is a fried leavened bread made with all purpose flour and quite popular in north india.

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easy bhatura recipe with step by step photos. this recipe takes less time unlike the bhatura version i have posted before. there are two more bhatura recipes in the blog – aloo bhatura and quick bread bhatura recipe.

easy bhatura recipe, bhatura recipe

in this bhature 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 your favorite chickpeas curry to along with it like chana masalaspicy chickpea curryamritsari chole, pindi chole or easy chole recipe.

the bhatura recipe is made with maida (all purpose flour) and fine semolina (sooji or rava). 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 ¼ or ½ tsp of baking soda. i have used both the proportions of baking soda and they work fine.

bhatura recipe

if you are looking for similar recipes then do check chole bhature, aloo kulchanaan recipe without yeast, butter naan, kulcha recipe and vegetable pizza recipe.

easy bhatura or bhature recipe below:

easy batura recipe

4.64 from 25 votes
Prep Time:2 hrs
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:2 hrs 20 mins
bhatura recipe - an easy recipe to make bhature. bhatura is a fried leavened bread made with all purpose flour and quite popular in north india.
easy batura recipe
Course:breakfasts, snacks
Cuisine:north indian, punjabi
Servings:7 to 9 small to medium bhaturas

Ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 1.5 cups maida or all purpose flour
  • cup sooji (rava or fine semolina) OR ½ cup rice flour
  • ½ tablespoon oil or ghee
  • ½ tablespoon fine sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt or as required
  • ¼ or ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup curd (yogurt or dahi)
  • water for kneading as required
  • oil for deep frying

How to Make Recipe

making bhatura dough

  • sieve the maida (all purpose flour) with baking soda and salt.
  • add the sooji and sugar. mix well. 
  • add the yogurt and mix again.
  • add very little water, just about 1/2 tbsp and begin to knead.
  • knead the dough, adding water as required. make a smooth and soft dough.
  • cover the dough with a wet napkin and keep aside for 2 hours.

frying bhatura

  • heat oil in a kadai or pan for deep frying.
  • make small to medium sized balls from the dough.
  • roll the balls between your palms to make them even.
  • keep the balls covered with the wet kitchen napkin.
  • take a ball and flatten them. apply oil on both sides and with a rolling pin roll, the ball into oval or elongated shape.
  • make neither thick nor thin bhaturas.
  • rotate the rolling board while rolling the bhatura as it much easier than lifting it, since we are not using flour to roll them.
  • when the oil is hot enough, place the rolled bhatura gently into the oil. the bhatura will puff up.
  • aid in puffing the bhatura by appling light pressure on it with a slotted spoon.
  • when the oil stops sizzling, turn oven and fry the other side of bhatura.
  • when the bhatura is light golden, remove and drain on kitchen paper towels to remove excess oil.
  • make the rest of the bhaturas this way. serve the bhatura hot with chana masala.
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lets start step by step easy bhatura recipe:

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

maida for bhatura recipe

2. add the yogurt and mix well.

yogurt for bhatura recipe

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

dough for bhatura recipe

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

dough for bhatura recipe

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 recipe, bhature recipe

serve the bhatura hot with any chole or chana curry like punjabi chana masala, kadai cholepeshawari chole, palak chole, methi chole.

easy bhatura recipe, bhatura recipe

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This recipe post was first published on October 26, 2013 at 11:13 pm

and was last modified on October 8, 2018 at 10:39 pm

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98 comments/reviews

  1. thanks for this recipe… tried it couple of times and always turns out great.. also.. nice to see your picture on the blog… nice to be able to put a face to your name…

    • welcome neha. i had a picture first, but then i later removed it. after a few years added again. wish you a happy diwali.

      • Happy Diwali to you too!

  2. Bhatura was superr!
    Thanks for sharing recipe.

    • Welcome Divya.

  3. Hi Dassana Ji,
    I got married a year and half back. Before that, I had never cooked anything, both because of my profession and mainly because I was not really interested😬.
    My husband is very fond of good food and so I started cooking. Then I came across your blog and now cooking is one of my major interests. I have followed so many of your recipes.. They all come out yummy. The way you describe and the pictures are amazing. Thank you so much for making my husband such a big fan of my cooking 😊 I hope you have a successful, happy and contented life.
    P. S: If only you were a non vegetarian 😬

    • Thanks Anubhuti for your best wishes and positive feedback on recipes. glad to know that i could help you in cooking. wish you lot of happiness and success in life.

  4. Dassana Ji I do not have baking soda .Can I use baking powder instead and if yes ,then in what proportion?

    • pragya, you can add 1/2 teaspoon baking powder.

  5. Hi dassana plz tell me after putting dough under wet cloth can I put it in refrigerator for more 2 to 3 hrs and make it afterwards.

    • pratiksha, after placing the wet napkin, let the dough be at room temperature for 2 hours. after 2 hours, you can keep in the fridge.

  6. Hi Dassana,
    Today I made the quick bathura as per your recipe and it came out excellent , all beautifully puffed up and crisp.Thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe.Also made Punjabi chole and that too was divine .Thank you for your detailed recipes.

    • Welcome Sudhir. Glad to know this. Thanks for sharing your positive feedback.

  7. Hello mam
    Actually I want to double up the recipe but don’t have enough of yogurt(only have 1/2 cup) can I use buttermilk in addition to yogurt or only buttermilk in place of yogurt
    Thanks in advance

    • Welcome Shazia. Yes you can use buttermilk.

  8. Thanks for posting the recipe. I tried it today,came out excellent.

    • Welcome Luv. Good to know this.

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