easy bhatura recipe, how to make quick bhature recipe

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.

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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.

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

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easy batura recipe

Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:2 hours
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:2 hours 20 minutes
Cuisine:north indian,punjabi
Servings (change the number to scale):7 to 9 small to medium bhaturas
4.91 from 21 votes
easy batura recipe
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.

INGREDIENTS FOR easy batura recipe

(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 easy batura 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.

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serve the bhatura hot with any chole or chana curry.

easy bhatura recipe, bhatura recipe



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  1. I tried ur chole and Bhatura yesterday night…chole was fantastic my husband loved it even took it today for tifen but my bhatura weren’t soft at all they r kadak I can’t figure out wat my mistake was…can u point out if possible

    • The dough has to be kneaded very well and should be soft. While frying also, the oil should be hot. If the oil is not hot enough, than the bhaturas won’t puff up and become crisp and hard. When you place the bhatura in oil, it should come up and float at once on top, this means the oil is hot enough. You can also check with a small piece of dough before frying the bhaturas.

  2. Can this be made I the afternoon for dinner on the same day . As I am planning to take this to someone’s house for dinner . Will they stay soft . Thanks

    • the rice flour ones will stay soft but not the ones in which sooji is added. bhaturas are best served hot. what i would suggest is to keep the dough in the fridge. before you begin to fry, remove the dough and let it come to room temperature. then roll and fry them.

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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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?


  9. Hi,
    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.

    • 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. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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. 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.

  12. 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.