Saturday, January 16, 2016

Bhatura (Indian fried bread)

For quite some time I have tried to make bhaturas that were just like the ones I ate at an Indian restaurant, but they never turned out exactly like theirs. Bhatura (sometimes spelled bhatoora) is very similar to Romanian 'Placinte' but not quite the same. Today I tried another recipe (based on and adapted from one I found online), and I am very glad to say this is the right one. 

2 cups all purpose flour
2 Tbsp. semolina
4 Tbsp. yogurt
1/4 cup milk
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder 

Vegetable oil for frying

Make a soft dough from the above ingredients and leave it to sit at room temperature for 3 hours. 
Divide the dough into three balls and stretch them with a rolling pin to circles 6-7 inches in diameter. Divide them in 4 as you see in the picture.

In the meantime, heat the oil in a pan to a medium-high temperature and fry the bhaturas 1 minute on each side. 

Place them on a dish with a paper towel in it, and serve them warm with Indian food. 

At the end of the meal, I simply powder one with sugar and eat it as dessert. 

Here is a photo of a bunch of them:

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