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Bhature  Recipe

A deep fried Indian bread usually accompanied with chole.

This recipe is from the book Khazana of Indian Recipes.

Preparation Time : 16-20 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4


Main Ingredients

Refined flour (maida), Yogurt





Level Of Cooking



  • Refined flour (maida)
    2 1/2 cups
  • Yogurt
    1/2 cup
  • Baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Soda bicarbonate
    a pinch
  • Salt
    1 teaspoon
  • Sugar
    2 teaspoons
  • Oil
    2 tablespo


Step 1

Place flour and baking powder, soda bicarbonate and salt in a bowl. Mix well and pass it through a sieve. Mix yogurt with salt and sugar.

Step 2

Add this to the flour and add about a cup of water and mix gradually to make a soft dough by light kneading.

Step 3

Incorporate two tablespoons of oil into the dough and cover the dough with a wet cloth. Keep it aside for an hour.

Step 4

Divide dough into sixteen equal portions. Roll them into balls. Cover and keep to ferment for ten minutes. Grease your palms with a little oil and flatten the balls.

Step 5

Roll out into five-inch diameter diskettes. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep fry the bhaturas on high heat till light brown on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot with chole.

Chef Tip

You can make bhaturas of oval shape by pulling the rolled diskettes from opposite sides.

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