Friday, July 16, 2010

Batura

A favorite for many of us, Batura is a deep fried flat bread made of flour. Chole/Chana masala is  the most common side dish, Baturas are typically served with. This is  a very  popular choice  among the street food joints in India. So, you might find very few indians who'd say no to a plate of chole-Bature with a few exceptions for health reasons.

Prep Time: 2 hours (kneading +fermenting)  + frying time
Ingredients
All Purpose Flour / Maida: 3 cups
Eggs: 2
Oil: 1/4 cup
Dry Yeast / Eno Salt: 1 1/2 teaspoons
Sugar: a pinch
Curd: 1/2 cup
Salt: to taste

Heat a little water (about 1/4 cup), add in the sugar and mix the yeast well until completely dissolved. Meanwhile just roughly beat the eggs. Now take the flour in a large mixing/kneading bowl. Make a centre. Pour the curd, oil, beaten egg, yeast and salt. Keep kneading until it becomes a soft dough. Cover it with a thin wet cloth and keep aside for about 2-3  hours. The dough will rise almost in double.

Heat oil in a for deep frying in a pan. Take the dough, knead it one last time and then make it into balls and flatten using a rolling pin. Slip each of these rolled baturas into hot oil and they will fluff up like a balloon. Turn over both sides and  take it off when it starts to turn a little brown. Drain off the excess oil on a tissue paper. Serve hot.

32 comments:

  1. Wow, Beautiful and delicious looking Bhatura...

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  2. wow.. lovely pooris... all time favourite...

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  3. Channa Batura was my favourite once upon a time.
    Now a days I avoid it because of the oil.

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  4. looks so yummy and delicious!

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  6. Love this combination!!!
    looks delicious dear :-)

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  7. Looks so yummy n delicious..

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  8. if only i was good at rolling the mix...im sooo craving it...

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  9. Lovely Bhaturas dear, perfectly puffed and textured.

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  10. Chole bhatura...my regualr dinner, when i was in blore.I love to have them from "Santhisagar" chains..

    Suchi n Vini..kudos to you ketto..BHatura looks so puffy and perfect..

    Def try cheyyame...

    Love
    Suji

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  11. When can we expect the recipe for Chana Masala.....

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  12. Thats a great looking and beautiful batura..

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  13. Amazing clicks !! and wow... feel like grabbing right away.
    A quick one.. can we replace egg here in bhatura ??

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  14. bhatura looks perfectly fluffed up and delicious!

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  15. Girlsss..Guess what..I love baturas and could not resist my cravings after seeing this. Today I made them and it was perfect and so so good. Kurachu pics eduthitund tou, will post soon...Thanks dearies

    Njan vere onnu randu recipes koode munne undakki nokkitund, but serikku othillayrunu.this is kidu kidu..

    I couldnt find an email id here , atahne onnude comment ettathe :-)

    Love
    Suji

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  16. Perfect battooras... I love it..

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  17. Looks soo perfect. My all time fav. Looks soo delicious.

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  18. Bhatura looks perfect..lovely clicks

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  19. I just love them.....My version is very different from urs..I dont add eggs n yeast in them...

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  20. Nice click..looks so perfect and yummy!!

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  21. @Kairali sisters(Suji) We are super glad that u tried this recipe out and it came out well..Thanks so much.
    @Sandhya : Well, we dont know if we could replace eggs since we only have this recipe. But we are sure there will lots of other Batura recipes without eggs, specially for all those pure veg folks.

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  22. Nice picture,I have heard abt adding eggs in bhaturas,looks good!

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  23. This is a classy combo and guess what ..this is our dinner today :D

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  24. this was our treat for carrying mummys shopping basket from the market after a sunday mass.

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  25. i tried this recipe.. wonderful..(i found this one better than some other recipe i got where they use bicarbonate instead of yeast.) however i feel the yeast quantity is a bit more here. i did not like its smell. also keeping the dough in yeast for more than 2 hours make a bit foul smell.

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  26. Got to your site through pazham pappadam guys - love your space. Bhaturas look gorgeous!

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