How to make bhature

Bhaturas are  deep fried Indian breads, more like pooris. Bhature or pooris are a must have dish with Punjabi Chole. For some Punjabi families, Chole bhature is a fixed Sunday breakfast dish. Bhature is made of refined flour (maida) and hence is not all that healthy. But, having it once in a while is alright and moreover it pairs excellently with Chole. Here’s the recipe for Bhature:


1 cup refined flour (maida)
3 tbsp semolina (rava/sooji)
1/3 cup curds (dahi)
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
Salt as per taste (namak)
½ tsp sugar (cheeni)
1 tsp oil (tel)

Oil for frying the bhaturas

How to make Bhature


  • In a mixing bowl, add maida, rava, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
  • Mix well using a spoon.
  • Now, add curds and mix.
  • Knead to a smooth dough using water as required.
  • Finally, add a teaspoon of oil and knead for few seconds.
  • Cover and keep aside for 3 hours.
  • After 3 hours, divide the dough into small balls.
  • Take a dough ball and roll into oval shaped bhaturas.
  • I have sprinkled some maida on the dough ball while rolling.
  • Alternatively, you can dip the dough ball in oil and roll it.  
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Drop the bhaturas into hot oil and fry evenly on both sides.
  • Serve hot with Punjabi Chole.





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