Bhatura (Fried Indian Bread)

Bhatura is one of the most famous breads from the Punjab, India. It is served with chole ( An Indian spiced chickpea curry). It is also a popular street food in India.


  • 3 Cups All purpose flour (maida)
  • ½ Cup Yogurt
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • 1 pinch Soda bicarbonate
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Oil


  • Take flour and pass it through a sieve.
  • Mix flour, baking powder & soda bicarbonate in a bowl. Add salt, sugar and yogurt.
  • Add water in parts and mix gradually to make soft dough by light kneading.
  • Pour oil into the dough and cover the dough with a wet cloth. Keep it aside for an hour.
  • Knead the dough and divide it into 12 equal portions. Roll them into balls. Grease your palms with a little oil and flatten the balls.
  • Roll out into five-inch diameter discs. 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 (Chickpea Gravy) garnished with freshly chopped onion, green chili and cilantro.

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