easy batura recipe
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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.
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: breakfasts, snacks
Cuisine: north indian, punjabi
Servings: 7 to 9 small to medium bhaturas
Author: Dassana Amit

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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.