Friday, March 20, 2009

Bhature (Indian fried bread)

Chole bhature (Hindi: छोले भटूरे) is a famous North Indian dish. It is also a street food. It's not the healthiest option for dinner but definitely a relished one. I had bhature after more than two years today.

I've previously posted the recipe for chole. Here is the recipe for bhature.

Needs Preparation. Serves 4.


Ingredients:

1. 500 gms maida (all purpose flour)
2. 1 teaspoon sugar
3. 1/2 teaspoon sugar
4. 4 tablespoons oil
5. 8 tablespoons fat free plain yogurt.
6. Canola oil for frying.

Instructions:
1. Mix all with water and knead to make a dough. Leave the dough covered overnight.

To make the bhature:
1. Make small balls of the dough and using a rolling pin, flatten to form an oval.
2. Heat oil in a vessel. The oil must be very hot to be able to fry the bhature. To check this, add a tiny bit of the dough to the oil. If the dough surfaces immediately with tiny bubbles around it, the oil is ready to fry the bhature.
3. Fry the flattened bhature until it turns golden brown.

Tak it out on a paper towel to absorb the oil. Serve hot with chole.

Try chole bhature with onions on the side and have lassi (Indian yogurt drink that I will show you how to make in another post) as a drink. Total bliss!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yumm.. looks and tastes awesome.. :)

Food Fanatic said...

thanks for the testimonial anon ;)

you are welcome for more dinners :)

Anonymous said...

I would love that Food Fanatic. :) :)

Varunavi said...

Yummy bhature.I made this only time long back,urs looks yummy

Madhumathi said...

Haven't tried bhature yet..Looks soo tempting :)

Food Fanatic said...

Yes, Varunavi. I too make bhature after long intervals. I am quite health conscious.

Madhu, you are missing out on something! You have to try it once. Please do let me know when you do!! Looking forward to hearing from you :D

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