bread bhatura recipe
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5 from 3 votes

bread bhatura recipe

bread bhatura - quick bhatura made with bread slices and whole wheat flour (atta).
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: main course
Cuisine: north indian, punjabi
Servings: 10 to 12 bhaturas
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour (atta)
  • 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 (dahi or yogurt)
  • cup water or add as required
  • salt as required
  • oil for deep frying


making bread bhatura 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 bread bhatura

  • heat oil for deep frying bhaturas. in moderately hot oil, slide the bhatura 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 of bhatura.
  • remove and drain the bread bhaturas on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  • serve bread bhatura hot with any indian chickpea curry.