Bhatura, a fried indian bread

Bhatura (fried Indian bread)


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. cream of wheat
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 pack of yeast
  • 1 Tbsp. canola or olive oil
  • Warm water to mix the dough
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • Oil to fry
  • Salt to taste


Take a shallow bowl. Add flour, cream of wheat, yogurt, salt and oil. Dissolve the yeast in warm water. Add to the ingredients in bowl. Mix well to make a dough. The consistency should be soft and not sticky. Cover with a cloth or plate and let it sit for a couple hours.

The yeast will help the dough rise. Knead the dough a few times. Shape them into golf size balls. Flatten out with a rolling pin.

Drop each flattened dough into hot oil. Press lightly to help the bread puff up in the oil. Turn it over and let it cook on medium low and then on medium high so it is a light brown on both sidesl; or you may leave them bright cream as long as they are cooked well. When you remove the bread, drain the oil and place the bhatura in a dish and cover immediately so they don't turn crisp. If you like them crisp, leave the bhatura in an uncovered dish.

Goes great with Chole. You will find the recipe for chole in my next recipe of the week right here.

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