Bhatura or Bhature is one of the most popular Punjabi recipe. The Bhatura is made with maida / all purpose flour and Semolina / sooji. Bhatura are thick leavened fried Indian bread. Bhatura are often eaten with Chhole. The combination of Chhole Bhature is very tasty and very popular all over India. You can make Bhatura so many ways – with yeast, without yeast, with eno, with soda and so on…….. the list is endless. I make my Bhature with yeast. The Bhatura comes out very soft and tasty.
This recipe will make 13 Bhature.
Maida / All Purpose flour – 3 cup
Dry yeast – 2 tsp
Sugar – 2 tsp
Oil – 3 tbsp
Dahi / Curd / yoghurt – 3 tbsp
Sooji / Semolina – 4 tbsp
Salt to taste
Lukewarm water – 1 cup
Oil for frying
1. Take 1 cup lukewarm water, add sugar and yeast. Mix them once. Cover it and let it sit ten minutes or until the mixture becomes frothy in the warm place.
2. Take sooji, maida and salt into a big mixing bowl. Mix them well. Add oil and curd. Again mix them.
3. Knead a Firm (not very firm) dough using frothy yeast mixture.
4. Grease a big bowl. Place the dough into the bowl, Apply some oil and cover it with cling wrap or kitchen towel. Keep it in a warm place for three hours. The dough will double in size after 3 hours.
5. Knead the dough again and divide into 13 equal parts. Shape them into balls.
6. Lightly dust one ball with dry flour to help with the rolling. Roll not thin not thick poori.
7. Heat oil in a frying pan over high heat. Bhature should be fried in very hot oil. If the oil is not hot enough, the Bhature will be greasy and will not puff up.
8. Place the rolled one Bhature in frying pan and press it with a frying spoon. It will puff up like a ball. Turn and cook until light golden brown in color from both the sides.
9. Take it out and place them on paper towel.
10. Bhature is ready. Enjoy them hot with Yummy Chhole.