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Bhatura August 23, 2009

Posted by Jenny in Uncategorized.

Yummy bhaturas that can be served with chana masala. Recipe for chana masala has already been uploaded to http://tastebuds4experiments.blogspot.com/2009/08/chole-masala-or-chickpea-masala.html


  • 2 cups plain flour (maida)/all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. soda bicarb
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds/til
  • 1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
  • pinch of ajwain(carom seeds) – this is optional
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp. curds or buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp. butter or oil for kneading the dough
  • Milk to knead dough
  • Vegetable oil to deep fry


  • Sieve together flour, salt,soda, jeera and ajwain.
  • Mix in curds/buttermilk. Knead the dough. Use oil too.
  • Add enough milk to make it into a soft pliable dough.
  • Cover with a wet cloth.Keep aside for 5-6 hours. Make sure the cloth does not dry up, or wet again.Knead dough again.
  • Take fistful of dough. Roll and spread them like chapati; but make them thick (appx. 1/4 inch).
  • Fry in hot oil and keep pressing the bubbles till the side flares up.
  • Turn only once till the bhatura turns golden.
  • Serve it hot with chana masala and with sliced onion and lemon by the side!



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