Bhature (or Indian fried bread) Recipe..Best enjoyed with Punjabi Chole

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I am super excited as I write down this post. My parents will be here tomorrow (yayyy). I am so looking forward to their visit and spending some quality time with them. Believe it or not, that is probably one of the best gift a girl can get after her marriage. Super excited πŸ˜€ I will also be taking a break from my cooking to enjoy some delicious food by my mom because she is the best cook in the world. No I am serious. I am sure your mom is too. Cause seriously no one cooks as good as our moms πŸ™‚

Today I am sharing the recipe of Bhature, an Indian fried bread, best had with Punjabi Chole. Do check out the recipe, just in case you have missed it earlier.

Chole can also be had with Puri or Naan but my husband is really fond of Chole Bhature so I decided to treat him a few days ago. Chole Bhature is a favorite north indian breakfast but seriously can be enjoyed anytime of the day.

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Here is how I made these delicious treat πŸ˜›

Ingredients:

All purpose flour or Maida – 1 cup

Thick Yogurt – 1/4 cup

Baking powder – 1/2 tsp

Baking Soda – 1/4 tsp

Sugar – 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Oil – 1 tbsp.

Semolina orΒ soojiΒ – 1 tbsp., optional (use if you like crispy bhatura)

Water – as needed

Oil for frying

Procedure:

  1. Sieve the flour, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl. Add in the salt, sugar and semolina to it. Mix well. Drop in the oil and rub it in the flour.
  2. Make sure you are using thick yogurt and it is at room temperature. Add in the yogurt to the flour and mix well.
  3. Now slowly add water as needed and make a soft dough. The quantity of water will depend on how thick your yogurt is. Make sure not to add too much water. I ended up using a little less than 1/4 cup of water. Try to use a little warm water to knead the dough to make sure its soft.
  4. It is very important to knead the dough well for the gluten to activate. I recommend kneading it for at least 10 – 15 minutes.
  5. Add some oil on the dough so it doesn’t dry up. Cover the dough with a wet cloth and keep it in a warm place. The microwave or oven works best.
  6. Leave the dough to restΒ for at least 4 – 5Β hours.
  7. Now, make small round balls with this dough. You should be able to get about 5 medium sized bhature with this quantity.
  8. Let the balls rest for another 10 minutes, covered. Heat oil in a big wok or Kadai for deep frying the bhature. Make sure the oil is hot to ensure the bhature puff up well.
  9. Now take a ball and roll out the bhatures, either round or oval, based on your preference. (Please do not judge the shape of my bhatura, not everyone is blessed to make round shaped rotis, like our moms) πŸ˜‰
  10. Stretch the bhatura by hand and drop it very carefully in hot oil. Press it firmly from all sides. The bhatura will puff and once it gets a golden color, flip and cook it from the other side.
  11. Drain the excess oil and take out the bhatura on a paper towel to absorb any oil.
  12. Serve hot with some delicious Chole.

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So that is how I made this delicious treat. It was a pleasure seeing my family enjoying it as much as I enjoyed making them.

I hope you will give this a try and let me know if you liked it.

Thanks so much for reading.

Love,

Ritu. πŸ™‚

35 Comments Add yours

  1. Love Bhature!! So happy for you since your parents are coming! You are right…that’s the best gift a girl can ever get! I was on top of the world when my parents visited us last year! Enjoy a lot with them and indulge in mum’s food πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thanks a bunch for your wishes. I don’t think I will sleep tonight. πŸ˜„

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      1. Yes I can totally understand your excitement!!!!

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      2. Thanks dear πŸ˜„

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  2. Awwwwwhh… Soooo happy for you.. Have a great tym ritu!!
    Pls do convey my regards to her!! 🎁

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    1. Thanks so much for your wishes. I surely will.

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      1. ❀️❀️🎁🎁

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  3. Framed Recipes says:

    Have fun Ritu. Enjoy time with your parents..

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    1. Thanks so much for your wishes.

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  4. Bhaturas look perrrfect !! Have a fantastic time with ur parents Ritu πŸ™‚ and indulge on moms food πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks dear. So looking forward to it. πŸ˜„

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  5. Nandini says:

    Have fun and have a great time πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks so much for your wishes.

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  6. Wow droolicious. .nice to know that your parents will join you on vacation.lucky you. … enjoy…

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    1. Thanks so much for your wishes. Super excited.

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  7. WOW they look wonderful, airy and well puffed! Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks a bunch for your kind words. Glad you liked them.

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  8. Absolutely fabulous and yummy post. I love your blog and if you fancy a read, check onto my blog https://lifestylebites3.wordpress.com

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    1. Glad you liked it. I surely will check it out. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. mypinchofyum says:

    Wow.. Bhature looks just perfect, Ritu. Enjoy moms food and have a lovely time with your parents dear.

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    1. Thanks a ton for your wishes. Really appreciate it.

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  10. Hi Ritu! I have nominated you for ‘Post a Quote Challenge’..it’s a fun and interesting challenge where you share your or someone else’s quote that you really like.
    You will get all the details here ~ http://anartsyappetite.com/2015/07/01/post-a-quote-c…enge-day-three/
    Enjoy time with your parents and mum’s food! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks dear. Will try my best to take out some time for this. Enjoying with my family. Thanks for your wishes.

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      1. Yes, definitely! Enjoy with your family, that’s essential..for this you could just write very short posts. Take your time. Have fun! πŸ™‚

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      2. Thank you so much πŸ˜„

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  11. andy says:

    Hope I get to make some perfect bhaturas πŸ˜‰ Thank you for sharing !!

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    1. My pleasure. Glad you liked it. Do let me know if you try them.

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  12. This looks mouth watering!! Gonna try for sure πŸ™‚

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    1. Glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. Linda Fernandes says:

    Bhature & chole lkg. Delicious & woooow lucky girl, have a grt. Time with ur Angel Mom.

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    1. Thanks for your wishes and kind words.

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      1. Linda Fernandes says:

        ❀

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  14. Ok trying this today cross your fingers for me!

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    1. I am praying. Do let me know if it turns out well. Good luck.

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