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Bhaturas are soft leavened deep fried flatbreads which go well with chole.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Fermentation time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Hema Magesh


  • 1.5 cups All purpose flour/maida/Plain flour (225 g)
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour (187 g)
  • 1/2 cup curd/yogurt
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp fine sooji/semolina
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda (3 pinches)


  • In a wide vessel take the flours and add the salt, sugar, baking soda and oil. Mix well till it ressembles bread crumbs
    Bhatura preparation steps 1&2
  • Next add the curd, and mix that also very well. Add water as needed to make a sticky dough. I needed 3/4 cup of water.
  • Once the all the flour has been mixed well add the semolina and knead for at least 5-7 minutes. You can use your stand mixer also for this.
    Bhatura preparation steps 5&6
  • When the dough becomes soft apply a layer of oil all over and let it sit for 3-4 hours, to ferment.
    Bhatura preparation steps 7&8
  • After 3 hours, knead the dough for a few minutes, divide into balls as per your desired size. Roll out evenly and deep fry in oil until golden brown.
    Bhatura preparation steps 9&10
  • Serve it with Chole.
    Bhatura preparation steps 11&12