Bhatura - Fried Indian Bread
Recipe Type: Side
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Serves: 9-10
Bhatura or bhature is a thick fried Indian bread, a popular Punjabi dish served with channa masala.
  • 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.
  1. I boiled the potatoes with a pressure cooker....pls make sure it comes to room temperature.
  2. Peel off the skin and chop them.
  3. Put the flour and salt in the food processor and blitz once.
  4. Then add the chopped boiled potatoes into it.
  5. And blitz again for a minute or will resemble breadcrumbs.
  6. Again run the food processor and add few drops of water....about 1 tbsp...slowly through the feeder....until the dough comes together.
  7. Plop the dough into another bowel.
  8. Drizzle 1 tsp ghee or oil...
  9. And knead to a soft pliable dough.
  10. Pinch off lemon sized balls from the dough and roll out each ball into 3-4 inch not make it very thin
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Serve with channa masala, lemon wedges, and onion rings...
Recipe by Honest Cooking by Mercato Fabbrica at