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Bhatura

Isabel
- Make 8 Deep Fried Flat Bread Made at Home
Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 75 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Rolling pin
  • Pastry Board
  • Small Deep Saucepan for Deep Frying
  • Strainer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Teaspoon Yeast
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Tablespoon Whole Fat Plain Yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoon Cooking Oil or Ghee
  • 3/4 Cup Lukewarm Water

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, mix together all ingredients using a spatula. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Using hand to knead the dough using hand for 5 minutes. The initially sticky and rough dough will become smooth and will not stick to hand or bowl.
  • Cover the dough and let it rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours until the dough double in size.
  • Transfer the dough onto the pastry board. Punch down and press the dough to remove excess air. Roll the dough into a ball and divide into 8 equal sections. Roll each section into a ball and cover. Let is sit for 5 min.
  • Heat 2 inch deep of cooking oil in the sauce pan on medium-high flame. Drop a pea-size dough into the oil to test the temperature. If the dough starts bubbling and floats to top, the oil is ready.
  • Gently roll out one ball into a flat piece, ~ 4 inch in diameter and 0.2 inch thick.
  • Drop the flat bread into oil. The dough will float to top. Gently press down using a spatula. The flat bread will puff up into a balloon. Flip carefully to fry the other side, until both sides are golden color. It takes about 2 minutes to fry one Bhatura. Transfer the Bhatura to a plate lined with paper towel.
  • Enjoy it alone or with chickpea masala.

Notes

  • Adapted from Ying Ying's recipe http://www.echoskitchen.com/2008/11/batura.html.
  • If making Chinese You Bing, an egg can be added in place of 1/4 cup of water. I like to add additional 2 tablespoons of sugar for a touch of sweetness. 
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