Bhatura is one of the most famous breads from the Punjab. The term is most often used together with chola as ‘Chola-Bhatura’. The Bhatura is a delicious fried bread made with plain flour. Adding butter or ghee to the Bhatura dough makes it softer and the yeast helps it to rise and become fluffy. The curd helps the Bhatura to rise and adds a slight tangy taste. At a traditional Punjabi restaurant you can expect very large Bhatura being fried right there before your eyes in huge kadhai. Bhatura are gem among vegetarian recipes and is popular all over India. Bhatura has a crisp exterior and spongy interior with a mild sour flavor. An absolutely easy to make recipe that has no yeast in its making while yogurt and baking powder are essential.
Ingredients for dough:
- Maida (Plain flour) – 2cups
- Water – 1 ½ cup (enough to mix the dough)
- Salt – 1tsp
- Oil – enough oil to fry.
- Thick Curd – 1/2 cup
- Milk – 1/4 cup
- Baking powder – 3 pinches
Method to make dough:
- Seive flour with salt, baking powder oil together in a mixing bowl.
- pour curd, milk and knead well.
- Knead the dough for serveral times
- Keep closed for 5 minutes
Yield: 8 bhaturas:
Making of Bhaturas:
- Make round balls and roll out into thin chappathis using little plain flour for dusting.
- Heat the oil in the frying pan and fry one by one all the bhatura till golden color.
- Remove the bhatura and drain it on kitchen tissue for excess oil.
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