Bhatura or bhature is a thick fried Indian bread, a popular Punjabi dish served with channa masala.
By Nisa Homey
Bhatura or bhature is a thick fried Indian bread, a popular Punjabi dish served with channa masala….the combination is called Chole Bhature (Chole means channa/chickpea).
- Potatoes: 3, I pressure cooked them with skin on and allowed it to come to room temp.
- Flour: 1½ cups, sometimes you might need a bit more.
- Salt: ½ tsp.
- Water: 1 tbsp.
- Oil: 1 tsp, to knead.
- Oil: For deep frying.
- I boiled the potatoes with skin...in a pressure cooker....pls make sure it comes to room temperature.
- Peel off the skin and chop them.
- Put the flour and salt in the food processor and blitz once.
- Then add the chopped boiled potatoes into it.
- And blitz again for a minute or two...it will resemble breadcrumbs.
- Again run the food processor and add few drops of water....about 1 tbsp...slowly through the feeder....until the dough comes together.
- Plop the dough into another bowel.
- Drizzle 1 tsp ghee or oil...
- And knead to a soft pliable dough.
- Pinch off lemon sized balls from the dough and roll out each ball into 3-4 inch discs....do not make it very thin
- Meanwhile heat a kadai with oil or ghee and bring it to boil.....the oil should be very hot....slide in the bhatura........gently tap the top with a spoon and it will puff up.
- Turn to the other side and allow it to brown a bit....strain and put it on top of a paper napkin....repeat the same with the rest ....try to put the flame on medium flame all through out.
- Serve with channa masala, lemon wedges, and onion rings...