Since this bread is fried, bhatura is great to make once in awhile. The soft, puffy bread is fried and served with any curry. Another Indian bread similar to bhatura is poori. Poori is made with atta or soft wheat flour and bhatura is made with all purpose flour and yogurt plus some type of leavener…yeast or baking soda.
2 cups All purpose Flour (or Maida)
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
Combine flour, sugar, salt baking soda and sift into a bowl. Add oil and rub flour into it until combined. Add yogurt and combine
Then add water a tablespoon at a time to make a soft, elastic dough. Knead for 5 minutes.
Cover with a moist paper towel, cover and place in a slightly warm place ( slightly heated oven) I am using my food warmer.
Let sit for an hour or two. Knead again and make lemon sized balls. Place little flour on a flat space to begin rolling.Warm up oil in a frying pan.
Roll out dough balls into circles making sure it is not too thin.Since the dough will be very elastic, make the circles bigger than what you want the final product to be.
Fry immediately, gently pressing down on the bhatura as it puffs up in the oil. Flip and fry other side. Drain onto a paper towel. They should be golden brown in color. Serve immediately with any curry.