Friday, April 12, 2013

Bhatura recipe | how to make quick bhatura


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Bhatura recipe

Bhatura recipe, how to make quick aloo bhatura:

Quick aloo bhatura...really!! you might wonder how can bhatura be made quickly....yes it can be made so quick, that you will end up making them again and again....and blame me for your bulging waistline ha!

Bhatura or bhature is a thick fried Indian bread, a popular Punjabi dish served with channa masala....the combination is called Chole Bhature (Chole means channa/chickpea)

Forget the age-old-bhatura-making....the fermenting, the yeast, the baking soda....the wait for 5 to 6 hours....the sticky dough.....and the kneading....throw them all out.....I am going to help you to make bhatura without all this....the easy way.

Bhatura is always a special indulgence for me because of all the deep frying, my kids love them.....and they need some indulgence on and off after all the skinny stuffs I make for them...eh?? I have been making this bhatura ....let me guess....hmmmm for about 17+ years......soon after my marriage to be precise....I have mentioned that Homey lived in Haldawani (Nainital), and mom-in-law had lots of Punjabi friends....this recipe is from her and this is how she makes quick bhatura.......and I just sort of modernized her version with my food processor and made it easy for you....super easy, super fast bhatura....you will be amazed by the speed at which you can make bhatura....

The secret ingredient is boiled potato, it is to be incorporated into the flour. Mom-in-law used to mash the potatoes and slowly knead it with the flour without water .....maybe 2 tbsp or so will be needed with a drizzle of oil....but that takes lot of time....with all the kneading....and sometimes the potatoes can be seen in tiny pieces while rolling the dough and the result-bhatura will not puff up.....if you add more water to knead....the bhatura will soak up the oil, so you really have to knead the mashed potatoes into the flour bit by bit...and that used to test my patience level ....and finally after much thinking and brainstorms I finally found a way out with my food processor....and thus bhatura making became so easy and fun...end.of.story!!

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I have used maida/all purpose flour; you can also use half maida-half whole wheat flour.


Yeild: 9-10 bhaturas.

Bhatura recipe | how to make quick bhatura with step by step photos:
 Boil the potatoes with skin...in a pressure cooker....pls make sure it comes to room temperature.
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Peel off the skin and chop them.
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Put the flour and salt in the food processor and blitz once.
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Then add the chopped boiled potatoes into it.
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And blitz again for a minute or two...it will resemble breadcrumbs.


Again run the food processor and add few drops of water....about 1 tbsp...slowly through the feeder....until the dough comes together.


Plop the dough into another bowel.


Drizzle 1 tsp ghee or oil...


And knead to a soft pliable dough.


Pinch off lemon sized balls from the dough and roll out each ball into 3-4 inch discs....do not make it very thin
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Meanwhile heat a kadai with oil or ghee and bring it to boil.....the oil should be very hot....slide in the bhatura........gently tap the top with a spoon and it will puff up.
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Turn to the other side and allow it to brown a bit....strain and put it on top of a paper napkin....repeat the same with the rest ....try to put the flame on medium flame all through out.
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Serve with channa masala, lemon wedges, and onion rings...
I promised you its easy :) Enjoy.
how to make quick bhatura

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PREP TIME: 5 mins    |  COOK TIME: 15 mins    |  AUTHOR::
  bhatura recipe  

  INGREDIENTS

  • Potatoes: 3, I pressure cooked them with skin on and allowed it to come to room temp.
  • Flour: 1 1/2 cups, sometimes you might need a bit more
  • Salt: 1/2 tsp
  • Water: 1 tbsp
  • Oil: 1 tsp, to knead
  • Oil: For deep frying


  METHOD:

  1. Boil the potatoes with skin in a pressure cooker. Allow it to cool down and pls make sure it comes to room temperature. Peel off the skin and chop them.
  2. Put the flour and salt in the food processor and blitz once. Then add the chopped boiled potatoes into it. And blitz again for a minute or two...it will resemble breadcrumbs.
  3. Again run the food processor and add few drops of water (about 1 tbsp) slowly through the feeder until the dough comes together.
  4. Plop the dough into another bowel.Drizzle 1 tsp ghee or oil
  5. And knead to a soft pliable dough. Pinch off lemon sized balls from the dough and roll out each ball into 3-4 inch discs, do not make it very thin.
  6. Meanwhile heat a kadai with oil or ghee and bring it to boil, the oil should be very hot. Slide in the bhatura, gently tap the top with a spoon and it will puff up.
  7. Turn to the other side and allow it to brown a bit, strain and put it on top of a paper napkin. Repeat the same with the rest. Try to put the flame on medium flame all through out.
  8. Serve with channa masala, lemon wedges, and onion rings.

NOTES

  • If you do not have a food processor, then once you peel the skin, grate the potatoes and then simply rub them into the flour with little salt, few drops of water and oil and make into a soft dough.
  • You do not need any proofing as this is an "instant bhatura" if you have some cooked potatoes.
  • You can make bhatura with whole wheat flour.

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63 comments:

  1. wow..that is really a quick preparation! Loved the addition of potatoes :) That is a twist indeed!

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    1. Hi Teena, yes potatoes are the twist....try it, you will fall in love with it.

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  2. Wonderfully done,who can resist to it.Love the addition of potatoes,thats sounds incredible.

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  3. Good recipe...Adding potato is new to me...Nice one Nisa...love it...

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  4. Really quick and easy version..must try..

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  5. Wow nice idea ....looks perfect

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  6. Can you tell me if this is made with AP flour or Wheat flour .. Thank you

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    1. Hi Anon-thanks for the visit.....I used AP Flour...hope this helps.

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  7. I love these bhaturas with potatoes! Great idea. I will try it next time I make chole bhature!

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  8. never tried baturas adding potatoes..looks yummy and easy too..nice twist

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  9. I have never had baturas...would love to try!

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  10. Bookmarking it Nisa..Thanks for sharing

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  11. wow... this looks so yummy and fluffed... :)

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  12. Nisa, Good to know about adding boiled potato in Batura and this recipe does not use baking soda or baking powder.

    Please let me know potatoes quantity in terms of cups because here potatoes are extra large..I guess we need to use equal amount of mashed potatoes and flour..correct me if my guess is wrong.

    This past Saturday I made 50 baturas for potluck party, I missed reading this earlier. I will try adding potatoes in my next batch and let you know.

    Thanks for sharing this good batura recipe.

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    1. Usha-Thank u for the visit.....ya the best thing about this recipe is that it does not have BP or BS. Actually, there is no such correct measurements regarding the potatoes....u just add them to bind the flour....I have developed this recipe after trying out many times...so 3 potatoes ...the size I have shown will do the magic....but be careful when adding water....hope this helps.

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  13. these look absolutely amazing... :)

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  14. Looks absolutely delicious! I could eat several of these in one sitting!

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  15. hi nisa..sounded so easy that i tried it...its not just quick bhatura its super quick...n super tasty..thanks 4 ur recipes ma'm...i'm from ktm too..big fan... :)

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    1. nancy-Hi, thanks a ton for trying out the recipe and for the feedback...you sure made my day :)

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  16. Wow .that was so quick.bookmarking this.making it right now

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    1. savitha-thanks for the visit and hope it turns out perfect for you :)

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  17. Made them today..Turned out really well!Thanks :)

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    1. Anon-Thank u for trying out my recipe and for the feedback....hope you enjoyed this as much as I did...keep visiting :)

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  18. I can't have gluten just wondering if Urad flour (lental flour) would work?

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    1. Hi Anon-thanks for the visit, sorry I cannot help you with this query....

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  19. That is a genius solution to making quick bhaturas! Glad to have found your blog.
    Anjana @ http://happyandharried.wordpress.com/

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  20. I tried this recipe today and it tasted very good! Thanks for sharing it :)

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    1. Hi Gunjan, thank you for taking time to give me the wonderful feedback.....really appreciate it...and I am so glad that you enjoyed it :)

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  21. Hi....can i just knead the dough by adding smashed potatoes with the flour....????i dont have a foood processor..

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    1. Hi Safiya, oh yes you can, just make sure you mash the potatoes with hand or masher....and then knead the flour into it...adding salt....but no water...there is enough moisture in the cooked potatoes....if it gets sticky, oil hand while kneading....or at most wet hands...maybe can add some drops of water towards the last stage...hope this helps....have a great day.

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  22. excellent recipe- will surely try it out

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  23. Wow,looks so yummy! I must try it out today. But I don't have a food processor, can the mixing/kneading part be done in a mixer grinder? Please reply at the earliest so that I can cook it asap :-) thanks in advance!
    -isha

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    1. Hi Anon, thank you for stopping by :) Oh yes you can do this without a food processor ( I think I have stated this in the post)...just mash the potato with your hands or masher....no need for mixer grinder...then slowly add the flour to it...it should be like mixing flour into the potato...maybe you might need a few drops of oil or water...if it makes your hand sticky...hope this helps...if there is anymore doubt...just ping me again...have a great day!!

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  24. If you don't have a Food Processor, grate the boiled potato into the flour and knead it!

    Have you tried the mashed potato powder....I wonder if that will work....and maybe a little yoghurt!! Loved your step by step instructions.

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    1. That's a great idea....thank you for stopping by :)

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  25. If I don't have a Food Processor , can I use Mixture Grinder?

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    1. Hi Beena, I dont think mixture grinder will be a good idea...but you can do what Padmum, has commented just above......ie grating boiled potato into the flour...and mixing by hand...hope this helps...happy cooking :)

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  26. Tried it out and came out very well, easy too..

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  27. thank u nisha put more new receipes with step by step photos

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  28. tempting me to give a try. will do it tomorrow definitely

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  29. Hi nisha wud love to try but was enquisite does it really gives tht elasticity which we have in bhaturas ?

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    1. It does!! Try it you will love it!! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  30. Thank you very much for sharing your recipe, Nisa. Lemon sized balls is like a ping pong ball? I´ve never try bhaturas...but they look so yummy!!! Is it possible instead of frying, baking them? Glad to found your blog and your easy way to explain step by step. Thanks in advance!!!

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    1. Hi Irene, I am afraid bhaturas cannot be baked...its deep fry for bhaturas...baked ones are called naan...but it should be fermented!! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  31. dear ms.nisa thx for the recipe. I just want to make it more clear that in this recipe neither fermenting nor adding yeast is required right?

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    1. Yes, you got it right...no fermenting or yeast....super quick! instant bhatura :) enjoy!!

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  32. I just made this for dinner tonight! So quick and easy! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  33. I tried out this bhattura.... it came out excellent...with out thinking twice u can go for an attempt...its easy and tasty too...so dont miss it.

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    1. Thank you Saranya, for stopping by with this feedback...so glad that you enjoyed it!!

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  34. this recipe is super tasty n easy too... i tried today...came out successfully....dont miss it...

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  35. Lovely bhatura's...... Quick and easy!

    http://sonykitchen.blogspot.com/

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  36. Tried your bhatura..its super tasty...loved it..thanks for this easy simple n tasty recipe

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  37. nice recipe.... will try and get back to u for some more!!!!!

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  38. Amazing recipe. I tried today. Thanks

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  39. I likes this easy way of making Bhatura. Plan to try this out.

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  40. i had a friend a long time ago that a sweet dish using something like this. I think it was called "puri" and served it with a creamy sweet gravy. It was delish, do you know what I'm talking about? Do you have this recipe(s)? I'd love to have these again.

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    1. Hi Elaine, you are talking about "puri" another fried bread and it is served with mashed potatoes which is known as Potato Bhaji, planning to make a video on that and BTW it is easy to make too...keep visiting and thanks for stopping by :)

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