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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

BHATURA (3 VERSIONS)/CHOLE BHATURE/CHENNA BHATURA


We had a great time in Hyderabad. Santosh aunty hosted us with great care. Her special recipe chenna bhatura is here. The dish was made by her and clicked by me. I am now posting three versions of BHATURA and not the side dish . Bhatura tastes exotic with Chole. I would prefer to have it with Amritsari chole. The link for Amritsari chole is here. Link for Chenna masala is here.

GENERAL NOTE: Ensure medium heat of oil. Adjust curd to form the dough. Slide the bhatura gently into the oil and using the back of the ladle, slightly press in the centre to get fluffy bhaturas.


SANTOSH AUNTY’S VERSION:

INGREDIENTS:

Maida(all purpose flour) – 2 cups

Sooji – 1 tablespoon

Curd – 2 tablespoons

Salt - as per taste

Baking soda - 1/2 tsp.

Oil for frying


METHOD:

Mix all the ingredients(except oil) to form a medium-soft dough. Cover it with a clean white cloth OR cheese cloth. Allow it to ferment for 3 - 4 hours. Take small balls out of the dough, and roll it to slightly thick pooris and deep fry in oil till golden brown.


MY VERSION:


INGREDIENTS:

Maida(all purpose flour) – 2 cups

Sooji – 1 tablespoon

Lehar soda OR any soda (which we drink) – as required to form a dough

Salt - as per taste

Baking soda - 1/2 tsp.

Oil for frying


METHOD:

Using drinking soda needs no fermenting process and it does not upset the stomach.

Mix all the ingredients(except oil) to form a medium-soft dough. Cover it with a clean white cloth OR cheese cloth and keep aside for half-an hour. Take small balls out of the dough, dust with maida and roll it to slightly thick pooris and deep fry in oil till golden brown.


3rd VERSION: ALOO BHATURA:


INGREDIENTS:

Maida – 1/4 kg

Boiled potatoes - 2

Baking soda – 1/4 tsp.

Thick curd – 1/4 cup

Salt – as per taste

Oil for frying


METHOD:

Mix all the ingredients(except oil) to form a medium-soft dough. Cover it with a clean white cloth OR cheese cloth. Allow it to ferment for 2 hours. Take small balls out of the dough, roll it to slightly thick pooris, deep fry in oil.

33 comments :

  1. All three methods are interesting. I follow the first version. Liked your method of adding soda, so we can have an instant batura. Addition of aloo is also an interesting twist.

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  2. Wowwwwwwwww... amazing.. thanks for sharing !!

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  3. Loved ur soda version of batura

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  4. I too have different versions in my cookbook,still not yet tried all three,love the first version the best,awesome combo,has turned out fluffy and yumm!

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  5. It's raining here and I really want to gorge on these soft bhatures. Lovely combination
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  6. all the three versions look yum..adding lehar soda is new to me..will definitely try

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  7. Thanks Shanthi for posting my recipe of chole-bhature. Thanks to all who liked it. keep a watch on my blog for more of such instant recipes...

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  8. Nice versions...bhatura came out well.

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  9. all 3 methods r superb ...but i like ur version of adding soda...very tempting click

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  10. super...........just thinking of making it today.

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  11. Loved all the versions.. Looks delicious..

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  12. adding soda is new to me....looks very tempting....

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  13. Wow, those are amazing looking bhatooras Shanthi, I am surely trying them, so bookmarking :)

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  14. Thanks a lot for sharing 3 versions of batura.They r very tempting inviting and delicious too.

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  15. All time fav. Nive version of batura recipe.

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  16. Nice yummy combo. Looks delicious.

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  17. loved all the versions.. luks delicious. love to have them r8t now
    happy to find ur blog...u have a good collection of recipes.. if u find time do visit my space ...happy to follow ur blog

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  18. Delicious Bhaturas..Tempting platter..

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  19. love your versions..i use a slightly different version..looks yumm..

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  20. Its has been ages i had them, very tempting and cute looking bhaturas...

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  21. All this while I've only made your aunty's version. Lehar soda is new to me. Will give it a try soon.The Amritsari chole is equally delicious.Just read that post:)

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  22. yummy batura's....our most favourite

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  23. my all time fav.. very tempting

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  24. i love this one, will surely try your version too...

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  25. thank you for sharing...diff...recip for bhatura......really...n the whole dish looks delicious...

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  26. Looks so perfect and yummy
    Dear,
    Please do collect an award from my blog..

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  27. Lovely Bhatura's three different version, your version is new, thanks for sharing and lovely clicks too.., I keep forgetting to write the new layout is beautiful

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  28. Oh wow.. I never knew there were so many ways to make it. It looks perfect and too tempting :) I'm remembering the one we had in cream center. :)

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  29. Hi Shanthi,

    Nice recipe.. :)

    I have a problem.. Whenever i make pooris, it never comes out properly.. :( It comes out very hard and looks like happala[papad] :(

    I use wheat floor-2 cups
    oil - 2 tsps
    Salt and sugar a pinch for making dough...

    Tell me a solution to get fluffy,nice pooris...

    Thanks,
    Mrudula

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  30. tried your version of Bhatura with soda.. came out really well..Thankyou..

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