How to make Baked Bhature - A fermented Indian bread baked instead of being fried.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Refined Flour, Fresh Yeast (ताज़ी यीस्ट/ ख़मीर )

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Breads

Baked Bhature

Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

For more recipes related to Baked Bhature checkout Baguette , Bread Rolls , Focaccia , Hot Cross Buns . You can also find more Breads recipes like Potato Puris, Mixed Vegetable Parantha, Crisp Puris, Mughlai Parantha.

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Baked Bhature
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Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Baked Bhature Recipe

  • Refined Flour 4 cups

  • Fresh Yeast 3 teaspoons

  • Salt 1 teaspoon

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Milk 1 cup

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) 2 teaspoons

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 200°C.

Step 2

Take refined in a bowl. Add fresh yeast dissolved in a little water, salt, sugar and yogurt and mix.

Step 3

Add milk and sufficient water and poppy seeds and knead into a soft dough. Cover with a damp cloth and set the dough aside to ferment.

Step 4

Divide into lemon sized portions and roll into oval shaped bhatures. Place them on a greased baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for fifteen minutes.

Step 5

Serve hot with chole.

Also try out these recipes from Punjabi Cuisine like Badam Puri, Aam Papad Parantha, Sukhi Metho Wadiyaan, Paneer Parantha.

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