Perfectly Soft Bhatura

I adapted this from Betty Crocker's Indian Home Cooking, adding a bit of durum wheat to the all-purpose flour.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup durum wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup milk, slightly warmed
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • about 1/4 cup warm water
  • vegetable oil, for deep frying
Method:

Sift together the flours, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl. Mix the warm milk, oil and egg; stir into flour mixture. Stir in warm water, 2 tablespoons at a time, until dough leaves the side of the bowl and forms a fairly stiff ball. The dough should not be sticky or dry.

Knead dough in bowl for 2 to 3-minutes or until dough becomes smooth and pliable. Brush dough with ghee or vegetable oil, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside 30 minutes to an hour.

Heat oil in a medium frying pan until a drop of dough sizzles and floats to the top, making sure it doesn't burn.

Roll small pieces of dough into small or medium circles and place dough into hot oil. With the back of a slotted spoon, gently submerge dough in oil until it puffs up. Turn once, fry about 30 seconds, or until slightly golden.

Remove from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining dough. Serve and enjoy!

20 comments:

Swathi said...

Bhatura looks delicious and soft.

notyet100 said...

bhatura look yum..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow bathura luks really soft and fluffy...

anu said...

i too watched the Bathura Video and prepared,they came out well.

Padhu said...

They look so delicious!!

Priya said...

Extremely soft looking bhaturaa..

Madhura Manoj said...

Bhatura looks fluffy & perfectly done.


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Happy Cook said...

They have really puffed up am sure they were soft and yummy.

Satya said...

bhaturas looks super soft n delicious ...love ur version of baturas very much

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Peanutts said...

looks delicious ! All nice and fluffy looking bread

Indie.Tea said...

I didnt know there was a Betty Crocker book of Indian food. How interesting.
Your bhatura looks very soft and delicious.

Rachana said...

Bhaturas look so soft n fluffy.

sinfullyspicy said...

Looks healthy with use of wheat flour! These puffed up so well

Mriganayani said...

That is PRETTY! Always love fried food! LOL!

Divya Vikram said...

You have mastered the art of making bhaturas. Perfect!

Uma said...

bhaturas cant get better than this.. perfect!
next time i'll try with durum wheat flour..

coolblogger said...

your recipes are lovely and pictures are inviting.

Satya said...

hey messo,
u must be surprise to know that i am not having grinder ,i made them in smoothie blender ...actually we came to US for some short term project ,so i am managing with minimum ...if u have Smoothie blender u can use to make this ..though its little time taking but end result is good..
happy weekend dear

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi,

That looks great...Just joined in your blog..

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Ramya Manja said...

Wow Bhatura lucks sooper yummy and sounds delicious too....
Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Njoy Cooking and Happy Blogging....