Bhatura- Instant Bhatura Recipe

Bhatura Recipe with step-by-step pictures and recipes will guide you to make this instant restaurant-style, easy, no yeast Bhatura at home.

Chole Bhatura is a very popular North Indian meal combo that is served on various occasions. Moreover, this is served in all the North Indian Restaurants and Dhabas. This is one versatile dish that we Indians prefer to have for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. It is like a match made in heaven and there is hardly anyone who doesn’t like this combination. Be it kids or adults everyone relishes Chole Bhatura.

Bhatura is basically an Indian Bread that is made with all-purpose flour and a leavening agent. The dough is rested for about 20 minutes and you are done. It doesn’t need any elaborate or tedious process. Learn to make this with simple and detailed pictures shown below in the recipe.

Close up view of Chole and fluffy Bhatura served with onion slices.

If you want to try more Indian Bread Recipes, check out these recipes:
Spinach Pooris
Beetroot Paratha
Nachni Methi Theplas
Rajgira Paratha

Step-by-Step Recipe of Bhatura

How to make the Bhatura Dough

1. Firstly, Take 1 cup of all-purpose flour in a bowl.

all purpose flour into a bowl for bhatura recipe, chole bhatura

2. To that add 1 tbsp of Rava | sooji | semolina.

adding semolina to the all-purpose flour

3. Now add salt, baking soda, and baking powder to the dough and mix well.

add baking powder into the flour for preparing instant Bhatura Recipe

add salt for bhatura recipe

add baking soda in bhatura recipe

4. Add curd, warm water into the flour and knead it into a soft and pliable dough.

adding curd ine all-purpose flour, semolina to prepare bhatura recipe

mxiing all-purpose flour, semolina, baking soda, baking powder for the bhatura dough

5. Rest the dough for 20 minutes so that it stays moist. This step will help the Bhatura to puff up.

soft bhatura dough, leaving it to rest for 20 minutes

How to make Bhatura and roll them

6. Now smooth the dough once, if you want you can add 1 or 2 drops of oil at this step. Divide the dough into medium size balls and flatten it. There should not be any cracks.

resting the dough for bhatura recipe

pinching a small ball for bhatura recipe

7. Now dust some flour on the rolling surface and place a dough ball and carefully roll it as shown. The edges should be even and not cracked. You should roll it bigger in size as it will stretch in size on its own.

pinching a lemon size dough for rolling Bhatura

rolling Bhatura into a circle or an oval shape

How to fry the Bhatura

8. Heat oil in an iron skillet or nonstick Kadai. The quantity of oil should be sufficient to dip the Bhaturas into it.

9. Once the oil is hot, drop a small piece of dough to check if it’s done. If the oil is hot enough carefully slide the Bhatura into the hot oil.

sliding the rolled bhatura into hot oil for frying

10. Bhatura will rise on its own, if it doesn’t, you need to press a little. Fry till you see bubbles on the top of the Bhatura and till they are crispy.

close up view of bhatura being fried in hot oil

11. Remove the Bhatura on a plate lined with tissue paper so that the extra oil comes out. Serve it immediately with chole, pickles, and sliced onion.

close up view of bubbles and crispiness on bhatura, Instant Bhatura Recipe

FAQ’s

1. Can we re-heat Bhaturas?

Yes, we can re-heat Bhaturas in the microwave for 30 seconds, or can heat on a Tawa or a Griddle for 30 seconds just before serving them. However, the best is to eat fluffy, hot Bhaturas.

2. Can we freeze Bhatura?

Yes,  we can freeze them. Make a huge batch of Bhaturas in hot oil, remove the excess oil with the help of kitchen tissue paper.  Once they are cooled down place them between the parchment paper and keep them into freezer-safe Ziploc bags. They will stay well for 1 month. Before consuming them remove Bhaturas from the freezer, the previous night and keep them in the refrigerator and for 8- 10 hours, and re-heat them.

3.  Does Bhatura taste good with wheat flour?

No, they will not taste that good with wheat flour or with a combination of wheat and all-purpose flour. The texture will differ and the taste will also not be the same. So whenever, you prepare use only maida.
close up view of crisp and fluffy bhatura

Bhatura Recipe

Hetal Kamdar
Bhatura Recipe with step-by-step pictures and recipe will guide you to make this instant restaurant-style, easy, no yeast Bhatura at home.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Indian Bread, Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 180 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 cup All-purpose flour | maida
  • 2 tbsp semolina | sooji | Rava
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp yogurt | curd
  • 1 tbsp melted ghee
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • salt as per taste

Instructions
 

  • How to make the Bhatura Dough
  • Firstly, Take 1 cup of all-purpose flour in a bowl.
  • To that add 1 tbsp of Rava | sooji | semolina.
  • Now add salt, baking soda, and baking powder to the dough and mix well.
  • Add curd, warm water into the flour and knead it into a soft dough.
  • Rest the dough for 20 minutes so that it stays moist. This step will help the Bhatura to puff up.
  • How to make Bhatura and roll them
  • Now smooth the dough once, if you want you can add 1 or 2 drops of oil at this step. Divide the dough into medium size balls and flatten it. There should not be any cracks.
  • Now dust some flour on the rolling surface and place a dough ball and carefully roll it as shown. The edges should be even and not cracked. You should roll it bigger in size as it will stretch in size on its own.
  • How to fry the Bhatura
  • Heat oil in an iron skillet or nonstick Kadai. The quantity of oil should be sufficient for Bhatura to dip.
  • Once the oil is hot, drop a small piece of dough to check if it's done. If the oil is hot enough carefully slide the Bhatura into the hot oil.
  • Bhatura will rise on its own, if it doesn't, you need to press a little. Fry till you see bubbles on the top of the Bhatura and till they are crispy.
  • Remove the Bhatura on a plate lined with tissue paper so that the extra oil comes out. Serve it immediately with chole, pickles, and sliced onion.

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 5gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 445mgPotassium: 63mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gCalcium: 84mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Bhatura, Bhatura Recipe
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Recipe Notes

  • This Bhatura Recipe is a quick and instant recipe without any yeast, so you do not need any prior planning to make this recipe.
  • Baking soda and baking powder are key ingredients to this recipe.
  • Resting the dough for 20 minutes is enough to get fluffy and crispy Bhaturas.
  • However, if you have time you can leave it for 1 hour also.
  • This Bhatura will taste best with all-purpose flour, however, you can try using wheat flour, but the texture and taste will be totally different.
  • Also, after frying serve it immediately.

Instant Bhatura Recipe

Finally, do check these curries that will go with Bhatura,
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Paneer Butter Masala
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Tawa Paneer Masala

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