In North India, bhaturas are the obsession when it comes to fried food. It is indeed a classic dish that goes well with chole and chane ki sabji. Even with a conscious diet, you can hardly resist the sight of toasted bread with aromatic curry made from spicy chickpeas. Bhatura has a crispy outside and a porous inside with a bittersweet taste. A very simple recipe that does not contain yeast when cooked, although yogurt and baking soda are required. But in this recipe, you can even skip the baking soda.

Chole bhature are truly inseparable but making typical bhaturas take time to prepare. But who wants to wait for the dough to set? So, here’s an instant recipe with the same taste.


Oil for frying bhaturas

2 cups all purpose flour/maida

1/2 cup curd 

Salt to taste

Direction to make instant bhaturas

  • Take a bowl and mix maida, curd and salt. Make a dough that is neither too firm nor too hard. Let the bhatura dough rest for at least 15 minutes. 
  • Take a frying pan and heat oil. 
  • Divide the dough into equal balls.
  • Roll each ball into an oval shape. You can also make a round shape, if the oval is hard for you.
  • When the oil is hot, bhatura is slowly absorbed into the oil.
  • It should slide slowly so that it is covered with oil when it enters the hot oil.
  • When frying, lightly press Bhatura from the center to the sides so that it swells.
  • Keep frying for 1 to 2 minutes over medium heat. Fry again on the other side for 1 to 2 minutes until cooked through.
  • Remove bhaturas on a paper towel.
  • Do the same process for the remaining balls.
  • Serve. 

Enjoy this bhatura with pindi chole and a fresh glass of lassi.