How to make Bhatura with Yeast – Indian Yogurt Bread

by maria updated February 8, 2013

How to make Bhatura with Yeast, How to make Bhatura Dough with Yeast, How to make Bhatura with Yeast Recipe:This post I will share how to make Bhatura with Yeast as per one of my most regular reader Sunita's request. I have already made bhatura but not with yeast along with Amritsari Chole one of very popular post :) .... What is Bhatura? its and Indian bread made with flour + yogurt and deep fried. Bhatura is served with Chole now choles are chickpeas infused in Indian spices. Chole Bhatura is a famous dish across North region in India.

This post I will share how to make Bhatura with Yeast as per one of my most regular reader Sunita’s request. I have already made bhatura but not with yeast along with Amritsari Chole one of very popular post :) …. What is Bhatura? its and Indian bread made with flour + yogurt and deep fried. Bhatura is served with Chole now choles are chickpeas infused in Indian spices. Chole Bhatura is a famous dish across North region in India.

How to make Bhatura with Yeast

Again Chole Bhatura is one of my favorite dish. I am sure you will also like them once you taste it. Sunita hope you like this dish and this time post helps you in making good bhatura with yeast.

How to make Bhatura with Yeast

I clubbed bhatura with amritsari chole and beetroot raita. We had a sumptuous dinner last thursday. Weekend was great we met our close friends almost two months later. So we all were charged up and went to some great places to eat food. I must say there are some real great joints and restaurants in pune which serves great food, ambiance, music and crowd. Also I must admit along with great food Pune has great house and properties to explore!

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Total Time: For Chole 40 mins and Bhatura  2 to 3 hours

Serves: 4 to 5 people

For Amritsari Chole Ingredients and Recipe click on this link

Ingredients for Bhatura with Yeast:

  1.  3 cup wheat flour
  2. 1 cup refined flour (maida)
  3. 1.5 tbsp salt
  4. 1.5 tbsp ajwain seed (carom seeds)
  5. 1 tbsp dry active yeast
  6. 1 tbsp sugar
  7. 7 to 8 tbsp plain curd
  8. 1/2 cup warm water Or as required
  9. 1 tbsp oil + 2 cup oil for deep frying bhaturas

Method:

Take half cup of warm water the water should be warm enough to dip your fingers. I usually microwave water for 40 secs on high power. Now add yeast to it along with sugar. Give a nice stir and cover with a lid. Place it in a warm and humid place for 7 to 8 mind. Once the yeast gets nice frothy and bubbly it’s ready to use.

How to make Bhatura with yeast

Sieve both flour, salt, ajwain seeds and keep aside. Add the activated yeast to the sifted flour. Knead with your fingers it will appear like crumbs.

How to make Bhatura with yeast

Now add curd and knead into a soft and smooth dough. Add little warm water if required. the dough shouldn’t be too dry Or too sticky. Knead for 10 to 15 mins lastly add 1 tbsp oil. Shape into an oval shape.

How to make Bhatura with yeast

Place into a greased vessel with a damp cloth Or cling film over it. Keep in a warm Or humid place for an hour Or until it doubles it size. Now again knead for 2 mins and shape into small balls about 2 inch size. Again keep for an hour to rise. Sometimes due to cold Or rainy climate your dough might take a longer time to rise up.

How to make Bhatura with yeast

Dust some flour on your working surface. Now roll the risen balls with a roller. Shape them into round shape Or oval shape as you make rotis but keep the thickness slightly thicker than Rotis (Indian Bread). You can roll them into round shape or even triangular shape looks great. Now take a deep frying pan add oil. Wait until oil is fuming. Now gently place Bhatures and fry one by one. Keep the gas on medium heat. Give some pressure with the back of spoon while frying Bhaturas. Fry from both sides and it should be light golden brown. Please don’t burn them.

How to make Bhatura with yeast

Place the fried Bhaturas on paper napkin to remove excess oil. Bhaturas taste great once hot so fry them just before eating. Serve with Amritsari Chole with hot Bhatures along some salad or raita. Also you can club with Beetroot Raita Or chutney along with your Amritsari Chole.

Tip:

  1. You can keep the excess dough in the fridge and use it the next day. But keep them covered with a cling film Or else it will dry out.
  2. I have used wheat flour for fiber. You can skip wheat flour as ideally Bhatures are suppose to me made in Refined flour(Maida).
How to make Bhatura with Yeast
Enjoy Bhatura with yeast!

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How to make Bhatura with Yeast – Indian Yogurt Bread
 
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Ingredients (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 3 cup wheat flour
  • 1 cup refined flour (maida)
  • 1.5 tbsp salt
  • 1.5 tbsp ajwain seed (carom seeds)
  • 1 tbsp dry active yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 7 to 8 tbsp plain curd
  • ½ cup warm water Or as required
  • 1 tbsp oil + 2 cup oil for deep frying bhaturas
Instructions
  1. Take half cup of warm water the water should be warm enough to dip your fingers. I usually microwave water for 40 secs on high power. Now add yeast to it along with sugar. Give a nice stir and cover with a lid. Place it in a warm and humid place for 7 to 8 mind. Once the yeast gets nice frothy and bubbly it's ready to use.
  2. Sieve both flour, salt, ajwain seeds and keep aside. Add the activated yeast to the sifted flour. Knead with your fingers it will appear like crumbs.
  3. Now add curd and knead into a soft and smooth dough. Add little warm water if required. the dough shouldn't be too dry Or too sticky. Knead for 10 to 15 mins lastly add 1 tbsp oil. Shape into an oval shape.
  4. Place into a greased vessel with a damp cloth Or cling film over it. Keep in a warm Or humid place for an hour Or until it doubles it size. Now again knead for 2 mins and shape into small balls about 2 inch size. Again keep for an hour to rise. Sometimes due to cold Or rainy climate your dough might take a longer time to rise up.
  5. Dust some flour on your working surface. Now roll the risen balls with a roller. Shape them into round shape Or oval shape as you make rotis but keep the thickness slightly thicker than Rotis (Indian Bread). You can roll them into round shape or even triangular shape looks great. Now take a deep frying pan add oil. Wait until oil is fuming. Now gently place Bhatures and fry one by one. Keep the gas on medium heat. Give some pressure with the back of spoon while frying Bhaturas. Fry from both sides and it should be light golden brown. Please don’t burn them.
  6. Place the fried Bhaturas on paper napkin to remove excess oil. Bhaturas taste great once hot so fry them just before eating. Serve with Amritsari Chole with hot Bhatures along some salad or raita. Also you can club with Beetroot Raita Or chutney along with your Amritsari Chole.
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Serving size: 4 to 5 people


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Remy Satish October 29, 2012 at 6:41 am

Hai maria,

It is the first time that i am trying the batura. i like it very much with combination of chole.
Thak you very much

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maria October 29, 2012 at 11:49 am

Thanks Remy for trying them and I am glad you liked them :)

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sunita August 3, 2012 at 4:51 am

Hi Maria
Awesome Maria, it was really tooooo good, everybody enjoyed this and we had a gr8 rakhi yesterday and i made Indian Chole Masala from your blog and thans again for keeping my request. If your blog would not have been there then what would i do. Thanks a lot again

Take Care
Lv Sunita

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maria August 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Sunita thanks for updating me with your feedback very few people take the time out to revert. I am happy thanks a ton !

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sunita August 1, 2012 at 9:50 am

Heey Maria

Thanksssssssssssssssss a tonnnnnn for this receipe, this recipe has come for a rescue for me for tomorrow’s rakh, I am going to try it and enjoy the feast and def. let you know.
Thanks for keeping my request dear.

Take Care
Luv Sunita

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maria August 1, 2012 at 11:14 am

Thanks Sunita and Happy Feast :)

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suhani July 31, 2012 at 5:48 pm

nice bhaturas Maria..will try them soon

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maria July 31, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Great Suhani do try them and lemme know for sure :)

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Priya Sreeram July 31, 2012 at 7:13 am

bhatura with yeast- never tried it that way. Fine presentation :)

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maria July 31, 2012 at 9:32 am

Thanks Priya do try them :)

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