Saturday, February 27, 2016

Bhatura ~ Day 54

Bhatura is a light, fluffy, deep fried bread originated from Northern India.  It is traditionally served with chickpea curry called Chole or Chana.  
Preparation time: 10 minutes + Resting time 3 to 4 hours
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Yields: 8

All-purpose flour - 2 and 1/2 cups
Rava / Semolina / Cream of Wheat - 1/4 cup
Yogurt - 1/4 cup
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1 tsp
Oil + Ghee / Clarified butter - 1 tbsp each
Sugar - 3/4 tsp
Salt - 3/4 tsp
Water - as needed
Oil - for frying

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients except oil for frying and make a tight but soft dough.
  2. Cover with wet towel and let it rest for 3 to 4 hours.
  3. Heat oil for frying.  Knead the dough well and take a lemon sized dough and roll out a thick round discs.
  4. Drop the discs one at a time in hot oil and gently press the dough as it rises.  Flip the bhatura and fry on medium heat until light brown on both sides.
  5. Drain on paper towel.  Repeat the process with the rest of the dough.
  6. Serve hot with Chole or Chana masala.

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