21 March 2017

Bhatura Recipe|Soft Spongy Fluffy Bhature recipe


Bhatura/Bhatoora/Batura/Batoora and chole/chana is my ever favorite food in the world and is loved by almost every Indian and in fact edible-y celebrated especially by North-West Indians the most.Chana Bhatura or chhole bhature is one of the famous food from North India especially Punjab and Delhi are proud bhaturians (oops there is no word like that,but there should be  😉😀 ,Punjabis and Delhiites are crazy about their obsession for bhaturas ). Bhatura originated from Punjab and is a rage in the capital city of India and all over the world by Indians.


Bhatura is a puffy deep fried leavened Indian bread made with all purpose flour/maida or wheat flour or a combination of all purpose flour and wheat flour .A freshly fried puffy ,soft,little elastic,slightly crunchy bhatura served with its favorite companion,chana/chhole or spicy chick peas curry with little sliced onions,green chillies,lemon juice,pickle on the side is HEAVENLY (for me 💃😋).


Chhola Bhatura can fall under a fast food or a street food and even a simple homely breakfast food item especially in North India .Whatever,it has become a quintessential must have food from North India.

  1. October 2nd not only marks the birthday of our Father of our nation,Gandhi Ji and the second Prime Minister of India,Mr.Lal Bahadur Shashtri ,it is also celebrated lately as the "International Chhole Bhature Day " too .This day came into existence by an aggressive initiative by a local Delhi foodie,Shashank Aggarwal for the love for Bhatura -..isse kehte hai bhaiyon aur behano khanewala deewangi ..abb ye pyaar nahi hai toh kya hai..HAIN? "Never underestimate the power of a common man !"💞💞😜😍
  2. Delhi's obsession and pride for bhatura nicknamed it C Bats exclusively by the Delhi University students . Jai Hoo !🙏
 If you ask me to define bhatura in a few words ,I would call it the big bro ,you know,the bhai jaan of poori /puri - the big puri ,not as hard as Amrish Puri (Famous villain of Hindi cinema)(RIP sir!) but as a legend as Om Puri (the famous veteran actor of Hindi cinema)(RIP Sir!) ..


My mom is an expert in making chola bhatura .I think she learnt it from one of her friend/my aunty,Shanta aunty who was the guru/teacher I believe (Shukran aunty!)...I remember aunty used to invite all of us for an exclusive chhola bhatura dinner night - crispy fluffy bhatura with spicy chana masala sprinkled with chopped onion,cilantro leaves,a fresh squeeze of lemon juice and she used to also put a dollop of fresh yogurt /curd on top of the curry...YUMMmmmmy...a ship can easily sail in my mouth or SINK 😎💓

Who can resist chana bhatura,so mom used to make it a weekend special ,we all looked forward to, equally, with a heavy competition ,no one wanted to share it ..I would run away with my plate like a wild animal would after a fresh catch of  meat or whatever ...My mother was thankful to bhatura for one reason,I would for sure wake up that day soon ,to show my mom,how studious I am than my bro .👧


I love chola bhatura more than any Idli dosa .

Today,I am going to share my puffy,soft Bhatura recipe :-

Puffy Bhatura Recipe

Makes -6-8
All Purpose Flour/Maida - 2 Cups
Semolina/Suji/Rava -2 Tbsp
Butter/Oil/Ghee - 1 Tbsp
Sugar - 1 Tbsp
Salt to taste
Baking Powder - 1 Tsp
Yogurt - 1/4 th Cup
Warm water - 3/4 - 1 cup (approx)
Oil for deep frying

Preparation of Bhatura method : Pls watch my video that will show you step by step how to make bhatura at home :

If there is ever a bhatura eating competition ,let me assure you who will be the winner - "ME"👩👈.MARK my Words !✌👊💪💕

World's biggest Bhaturian,