Recipe of Bhatura is much sought after by my readers. I have received several requests to post a perfectly light, fluffy bhatura recipe. I have already posted one and I have since tried to perfect the recipe of bhatura. It is almost close to what I have tasted at my Punjabi friend’s home many years ago.
An indulgent street food fare, Bhatura is gem among Punjabi vegetarian recipes and is popular all over India. The sight of the puffed fried bread with an aromatic tangy flavored chickpea curry aka chole is hard to resist even to the diet conscious. 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. Serve bhatura with chole, sweetened yogurt/dahi that is lightly sprinkled with chaat masala, roasted cumin powder and red chili powder. Chole Bhature has all the essentials of a great brunch, its filling, decadent and makes for a complete meal.
Combine all the mentioned ingredients (except oil for deep frying) and make a soft dough. The dough should not be too hard or too soft on touch.
Cover with a wet cheesecloth and keep aside for at least 3 to 4 hrs.
Pinch off some dough and make lemon sized balls and roll into thick round shaped rotis, approx 1/8â€³ thickness. It shold not be too thick or too thin.
Heat enough oil for deep frying in a heavy bottomed vessel. Once the oil is hot, reduce flame to medium high, slide the batura into the hot oil. Using the back of the ladle, press in the center and along the edges and you will find it will puff. Flip over and fry the other side till light golden brown. The bature should cook on the inside and puff up. Remove on to absorbant paper.
Serve hot with chole, sweet dahi with a sprinkle of chaat powder and chili powder, sliced fresh onions and salad of your choice.
Ensure the oil is hot enough before frying the bhatura. If the oil is not hot enough you will find that the batura will absorb a lot of oil.
Also ensure that the oil is not smoking hot as the moment you place the bhatura into the hot oil, it will turn dark instead of a golden shade.
By Sailu Published:
Recipe of bhatura is easy to make. An Indian breakfast dish and a gem among vegetarian Punjabi recipes. This Indian bread is served with chole & sweet dahi.
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