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Recipe: Bhatura | How to make Bhatura
Recipe Bhatura

Bhaturas or Bhature is one of the most popular punjabi recipe. Bhatura are thick leavened fried Indian bread. Bhaturas are often eaten with chole (chickpeas) and this combination of chole bhature is very tasty as well as popular all over india.

The other good point of this bhatura recipe is that it used less of all purpose flour (maida)/refined white flour and more of whole wheat flour (atta). The ratio of all purpose flour to whole wheat flour used in this recipe is approx 1:3 respectively. Some of the other bhatura recipes are made of only refined wheat flour. They are tasty but not so good for health.

Other Bhatura Types:

  • Bhatura made using mashed potatoes.
  • Easy Bhatura Recipe – You just need to keep the dough to leaven for about 2 hours and then begun with the frying.
  • Quick Bread Bhatura Recipe – You only need to leaven the dough for 30 minutes. No need of yeast.

Recipe Type Veg.

INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)

    main ingredients:

  • 2.5 cups atta or whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp salt or as required
  • 1 tbsp oil or ghee or butter
  • ½ or ⅓ cup warm water
  • vegetable oil for deep frying
  • for overnight fermentation:

  • ¾ cup (150 ml) plain curd/yoghurt or cashew curd
  • ½ tbsp sugar or brown sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour/maida
  • ¼ cup water (optional)


  1. You will have to start the night before.
  2. In a bowl take the yoghurt, sugar, baking powder and all purpose flour.
  3. Mix well all the above 4 ingredients mentioned for overnight fermentation.
  4. If the yogurt has whey in it, then don't need to add the ¼ cup water mentioned above.
  5. If the yogurt is thick, then to thin the batter, add ¼ cup water.
  6. Cover the bowl with a cloth and set it aside in a warm place overnight or for 8 hours to allow natural fermentation to take place.
  7. The next day you will see tiny bubbles on the surface of the mixture. The mixture is ready for the next step when tiny bubbles appear on the surface.
  8. In another bowl, mix together the wheat flour with salt and rub the ghee or butter into it with your fingertips. Into this bowl, add the fermenting mixture and the warm water. Form a dough with these two mixtures.
  9. Knead the dough for 5 to 10 minutes or until it is silky smooth. Add a little flour if it is too wet. Gather the dough into a compact ball and cover it with a damp cloth. Again set it aside in a warm place for 2 hrs.
  10. This is how the dough appears after 2 hours.
  11. Knead the dough again.
  12. Form it in to 15 balls and roll them into 5-6 inch discs. Heat oil or ghee and deep fry the bhaturas in the same way as you would fry pooris. Serve the bhaturas hot with chole and wedges of lemon and sliced onions.
Recipe Bhatura


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