bhature {deep fried flat bread}

Bhature , servered with chole {chick peas curry} is a favourite North Indian recipe. Usually eaten for breakfast, the bhature is deep fried just like the south indian puri. The fluffy and crispy bhature is so easy to prepare with this recipe.

Makes 10-12 medium bhatures

4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons oil + oil for frying
Water to make dough

chole / chickpeas recipe


  • In a Bowl , add flour, soda , baking powder and salt.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients well and then add water little at a time to make a soft dough.
  • The trick here is to incorporate as much water as possible so that the bhatura has moisture to fluff up.
  • Knead the dough for 3-4 minutes. The dough should not stick to your hands.
  • Once the dough is soft and smooth , add 2 teaspoons oils and smear it all over.
  • Cover the dough with a damp cloth and allow to rest for atleast 3-4 hours.
  • The longer the dough rests the softer will be the bhaturas.
  • After 3-4 hours punch the dough for 2-3 minutes.
  • Break the dough into lemon sized balls.
  • Now roll the bhatura using a rolling pin into a disk shape.
  • The bhatura should not be too thin or too thick.
  • To roll the bhatura use oil and not flour.
  • Using flour will further dry up the bhatura and it will not fluff up.
  • To make this rolling step simpler , one can use papad pressing machine too .
  • To fry the bhature, the oil should be hot .
  • When the oil is hot , take a tolles bhatura and slightly stretch it and release it in oil.
  • Press it lightly from all the sides to fluff up.
  • Flip and fry on both sides.
  • When itโ€™s golden , remove from oil and serve it hot with chole !

Published by

Heap of Spice

daughter, daughter in law , wife, mother of two, sister ,aunt , homemaker ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

4 thoughts on “bhature {deep fried flat bread}

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s