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Bhatura (Bhature)



Bhatura (Bhature)
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
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Chole or Chana Masala, a spicy garbanzo bean curry that is popularly found on most Indian restaurant menus, is almost always paired with Bhatura or Bhature. The bhatura recipe is a little different than the standard poori (puri) recipe in that the dough is made with a leavening agent like yeast or baking soda.
Ingredients
  • Ingredients: (Recipe with Yeast)
  • All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 1 cup, sifted
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Sugar – ½ tsp
  • Rapid Rise Yeast – ½ tsp (if using dry active yeast, dissolve it with the sugar in the warm water and let it foam up before adding to the flour)
  • Yogurt – ¼ cup (use thick yogurt)
  • Warm Water – approx 2 Tbsp (give or take 1 tsp)
  • Method:
  • 1. Add All Purpose Flour and Salt to a large bowl. Mix.
  • 2. Add Oil and incorporate it well into the flour.
  • 3. Add Sugar and Rapid Rise Yeast and mix.
  • 4. Add Yogurt and Warm Water (slowly) to form a soft dough. Knead for 4-5 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  • 5. Drizzle a few drop of oil to coat the dough, cover with a damp paper or cloth towel and let it rest in a warm place for 1 hour.
  • 6. Heat Oil for deep frying.
  • 7. Knead dough once again and divide into 4-5 equal portions.
  • 8. Lightly coat rolling surface with oil and roll out dough into a approx 5-6 inch round (note: dough tends to stretch back so make round bigger than needed).
  • 9. Carefully slide bhatura into the hot oil and gently keep pressing down with a slotted spoon until it puffs up. (approx 30 secs to 1 min)
  • 10. Flip Bhatura to other side and gently press into the oil. Cook for 30 secs to 1 minutes, until golden brown, and remove onto a paper towel lined plate.
  • 11. Continue with remaining Bhature.
  • 12. Serve Hot with Chole or Chana Masala
Instructions
  1. Ingredients (Recipe without Yeast):
  2. All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 1 cup
  3. Baking Soda – ½ tsp
  4. Salt – ¼ tsp
  5. Oil – 1 tsp
  6. Sugar – ½ tsp
  7. Yogurt – ¼ cup
  8. Warm Water – approx 2 Tbsp
  9. Method:
  10. Sift together All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda and Salt into a large bowl.
  11. Add Oil and incorporate well into flour.
  12. Add Sugar, Yogurt, Warm Water (slowly) and knead to form a soft dough. Knead for 4-5 minutes until soft and elastic.
  13. Drizzle a few drop of oil to coat the dough, cover with a damp paper or cloth towel and let it rest in a warm place for 1 hour.
  14. Heat Oil for deep frying.
  15. Knead dough once again and divide into 4-5 equal portions.
  16. Lightly coat rolling surface with oil and roll out dough into a approx 5-6 inch round (note: dough tends to stretch back so make round bigger than needed).
  17. Carefully slide bhatura into the hot oil and gently keep pressing down with a slotted spoon until it puffs up. (approx 30 secs to 1 min)
  18. Flip Bhatura to other side and gently press into the oil. Cook for 30 secs to 1 minutes, until golden brown, and remove onto a paper towel lined plate.
  19. Continue with remaining Bhature.
  20. Serve Hot with Chole or Chana Masala



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