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How to make Channa Bhatura or Chole Bhatura North Indian Style Recipe

Updated on July 2, 2015
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Recipe Introduction

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This hub teaches you how to make Channa Bhatura or Chole Bhatura in North Indian Style. Your family would love to eat this recipe for sure. Don't miss it !

Channa Bhatura or Chole Bhatura is one of the very famous Punjabi or North indian style recipe. Its a fluffy deep fried leavened bread from North india. The taste of Bhatura is amazing with Channa masala or Chickpea masala.

Let us get into preparation of making Channa Bhatura or Chole Bhatura north indian style recipe.

Bhatura North Indian Style Recipe

Bhatura with channa masala
Bhatura with channa masala

Channa Bhatura or Chole Bhatura North Indian Style Recipe

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Cook Time to prepare Bhatura

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: Serves two to three people

Ingredients

  • 2 cup All purpose flour or Maida
  • 4 tablespoon Yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoon Semolina
  • Water
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • Refined oil, for frying

Instructions

  1. Combine all the mentioned ingredients (except oil) and make soft dough. Dough should not be too soft or hard on touch.
  2. Cover with a cloth and keep it aside for at least 2-3 hours.
  3. Then take a small quantity of dough and make lemon sized ball. Similarly prepare all the balls. Note: If you are looking for bigger size of Bhatura, then increase your ball size as per your needs.
  4. Then Roll the dough to thick round and flat shape.
  5. Heat oil for frying in a heavy bottomed Pan or Kadai or vessel. Once the oil is hot, slide the batura in the oil. Ensure to keep your oil in medium hot. Such that oil doesn't turn yellow or brown.
  6. Using the back side of the ladle, press in the center and along the edges. You will find it puffing. Flip over the other side and pour the same hot oil on it using your ladle.
  7. When you find the bhatura is cooked, shift it to a separate plate on an absorbent paper.
  8. Repeat the above steps until all your dough ball is over. Serve bhatura with Channa masala it will taste yummy.

How to make Channa Masala ?

I have already explained the preparation of Channa masala or Chickpea masala in my own hub.

You can follow the instructions of making that yummy Channa masala or Chickpea masala by clicking this URL. Click here to know the Channa masala or chickpea masala instructions.

All purpose flour is added in the bowl
All purpose flour is added in the bowl
Rest of the ingredients, except frying oil is added with the all purpose flour
Rest of the ingredients, except frying oil is added with the all purpose flour
All the ingredients are combined to form a soft dough
All the ingredients are combined to form a soft dough
Dough is covered with a cloth and kept aside for 2 to 3 hours
Dough is covered with a cloth and kept aside for 2 to 3 hours
Dough after 3 hours
Dough after 3 hours
Make small lemon sized balls. Make the ball as per your required size.
Make small lemon sized balls. Make the ball as per your required size.
Similarly make all the dough balls
Similarly make all the dough balls
Small ball is rolled to a round and flat shape
Small ball is rolled to a round and flat shape
One rolled dough is slide in the hot oil
One rolled dough is slide in the hot oil
Slightly press on the bhatura to puff.
Slightly press on the bhatura to puff.
Bhatura got bulged, flipped to other side.
Bhatura got bulged, flipped to other side.
Very hot Bhatura is ready, place in a separate plate. Similarly make rest of the pieces.
Very hot Bhatura is ready, place in a separate plate. Similarly make rest of the pieces.

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      Sheri Dusseault 3 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

      Your pictures are great. How do you pronounce bhatura? Great hub and will pin on to my cooking board!

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      Ravi and Swastha 3 years ago from London, Canada

      Hi Sheri Faye,

      Thanks for your comments and thanks for sharing in your cooking board. We pronounce as Bha tu ra. I am not sure what to say beyond this :)

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      Ravi and Swastha 2 years ago from London, Canada

      Thanks for your feedback Sheri. Just have to say 'Bha'-'tura'

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