Instant Bhatura With Baking Soda

Instant Bhatura with baking soda that is easy and quick to make. Bhatura is a leavened fried bread from the Indian cuisine and is always had with chana masala (chickpea curry).

There are many variations of making these crispy and fluffy fried bread. Dry active yeast, baking soda, eno (fruit salt), baking powder are some of the ingredients that are added to leaven the dough.

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no yeast bhatura (easy and quick)

This recipe as the name suggests is made with baking soda. For leavening the dough, both baking soda and yogurt are used. The dough just needs to be kept for 2 hours to leaven and thus takes less time, unlike the Bhatura recipe with whole wheat flour I have posted before. There are two more bhature recipes on the blog are:

After 2 hours when the dough is leavened, you can then begin with rolling and deep-frying. When the dough is leavening you can prepare your favorite chickpea curry to along with it.

This instant bhatura 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 (semolina). Both ways the bhature tasted good. The rice flour ones were softer even after cooling.

As I have mentioned above, 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.

How to make instant bhatura with baking soda

1. Sieve the maida, salt and baking soda. Add the sooji (semolina) & sugar.

maida for bhatura recipe

2. Add the yogurt and mix well.

yogurt for bhatura recipe

3. Add water in intervals and as required. 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 rolled dough 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 and drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.

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Serve them hot with any chana or chickpea curry.

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Instant Bhatura With Baking Soda

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An easy and quick recipe to make these crisp and fluffy fried leavened Indian bread which is always served with chana masala.
easy batura recipeno yeast bhatura (easy and quick)
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:2 hrs
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:2 hrs 20 mins
Cuisine:north indian,punjabi
Servings (change the number to scale):8 instant bhature
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


  • 1.5 cups maida or all purpose flour
  • cup sooji (fine rava or fine semolina) or ½ cup rice flour
  • ½ tablespoon oil or ghee
  • ½ tablespoon sugar - fine or super fine
  • 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


making 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 ½ 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.


  • 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 bhature.
  • Rotate the rolling board while rolling the bhature 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 dough gently into the oil. It will puff up.
  • Aid in puffing by applying light pressure on it with a slotted spoon.
  • When the oil stops sizzling, turn oven and fry the second side.
  • When light golden, remove and drain on kitchen paper towels to remove excess oil.
  • Make the rest of the bhature this way. serve the instant bhatura hot with chana masala.


The nutrition information is for 1 bhatura. 

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Instant Bhatura With Baking Soda
Amount Per Serving
Calories 162 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 196mg9%
Potassium 60mg2%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 2mg10%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin B12 1µg17%
Vitamin E 2mg13%
Vitamin K 1µg1%
Calcium 73mg7%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 53µg13%
Iron 3mg17%
Magnesium 10mg3%
Phosphorus 58mg6%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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  1. I am so glad to stop at your site. You have extremely delicious and eye catching recipes and dishes. I’m so happy to see your site and of course I would love to follow your easy and simple tips to make yummy and healthy foods. Thank you Dassana.

    • most welcome zakiya and thank you for this lovely comment. do try the recipes and i am sure you will like them. thanks again.

  2. 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…5 stars

    • 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!

  3. Bhatura was superr!
    Thanks for sharing recipe.

    • Welcome Divya.

  4. 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 ????5 stars

    • 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.5 stars

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

  8. 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.

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

    • Welcome Luv. Good to know this.

  10. Dassana…..Thanks a ton for sharing your wonderful no fail recipes.I have tried various recipes from your blog.Your blog is my first point of reference for any recipes.Today I tried the chole with the easy bhatura recipe and they turned out amazing just the once shown in your pictures.Sorry couldn’t click any pics.I have always make your eggless cakes too and they have always turned out perfect.your measurement and step by step pictorial presentation of the recipes helps the dish to turn out perfect.Thanks once again

    • thanks a lot jivika for this lovely comment. no issues with the pics. felt good reading your comment. happy cooking and baking.

  11. Hi. Thanks so much for the recipe. I’m bit confused about the amount of water should go in. Because everytime i make it, dough either becomes too soft or too hard, I’m not getting what the consistency of the dough should be…4 stars

    • tapash, add water in parts and knead. for 1.5 cups maida, about 1/4th to 1/3rd cup water will be enough. the dough has to be kneaded very well. if the dough feels sticky, then just allow the dough to rest for 20 minutes. then knead again. the flour absorbs the extra water or moisture during the resting time.

  12. Dassana.. You are the best. I would advise everyone to forget all useless cookery channels on youtube.. Forget various blogs just stick to vegrecipesof india. You made my diwali so special. The way you make readers understand every step like in how much time bhatur will rise in hot oil.. How will it look like in every step is just incomparable. I made khoya gulab jamun also your style they were just divine. You are like my dear friend who is always there to help.. Your name should be ANNAPOORNA… Really. I have so much more to say.. But its ok. How can i send you my recipe pics..? Oncemore.. U r the bestest…5 stars

    • thank you very much monika. your comment is so encouraging and motivating. thanks again. wish you a happy diwali.
      currently i am not sharing any pics on fb, so its fine if you do not send the images. however, still if you want me to have a look at the pics, then you can send at [email protected]

  13. Hi there, Thank you so much for the recipe. I am from Durban, South Africa and was amazed when I saw this street food on youtube and had to try it.
    Not all puffed up but it was delicious with my chole. Will be sure to try the other recipe when I have more time. But will try the dosa next.5 stars

    • thank you vinnie. if the dough is kneaded well and is soft and while frying the oil is hot enough, then the bhaturas puff up well. of course bhaturas always tastes good with chole. sure do try the dosa recipe. i hope you are able to get it right. happy cooking 🙂

  14. I tried this Bhatura recipe yesterday. It was best Bhature ever. My family was floored. Thanks a lot for this lovely recipe5 stars

    • glad to know your family liked the bhaturas, thanks for positive feedback neha 🙂