Bhatura is a deep fried Indian bread that is most commonly served with the North Indian curry 'Chole' or 'Chana masala'. And the dish is popularly called 'Chole-Bhature'. It is a very delicious and filling recipe and is especially loved by kids.
- All purpose flour (Maida) - 2 cups + some more for dusting
- Salt - 1/2 tsp
- Lime / lemon juice or sour yogurt - Lime/lemon juice - 1 tbsp or sour yogurt - 2 tbsp
- Dry active yeast - 1 tsp
- Sugar - 1/2 tsp
- Dissolve yeast and sugar in 1 & 1/2 tbsp warm water, and keep aside for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, the yeast will become bubbly and frothy.
- Mix all purpose flour, salt, and lemon juice (or yogurt) in a kneading bowl. To this add the yeast. Use warm water (about 1/2 cup) to knead into a medium hard dough.
- Cover and keep it in a warm place for at least 3-4 hours.
- After 4 hours, the dough will become very soft and will double in volume.
- Knead again lightly by applying little oil to your palm.
- Divide the dough into 1-1 & 1/2" big parts. Roll each part between your palms, press to flatten and keep aside.
- Roll each part into a circle about 2-3 mm thick. Use all purpose flour for dusting.
- Deep fry till a golden brown color is reached.
- Remove on a paper towel.
- Serve hot with chole or chana masala.