- Prep Time2 hrs 20 mins
- Cook Time20 mins
- Serving6 People
Batura is a traditional Indian deep-fried bread. It is soft and fluffy and is usually eaten with Chickpeas curry, which makes the traditional combo Chole Batura.
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Hot Hot Baturas on your way!! The oil should be hot enough to get puffed batura. You will need a mixing bowl, a deep frying pan, a rolling pin, and a board. I have used a 250 ml cup for measuring the ingredients.
In a mixing bowl, add 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour/maida, ¼ cup semolina, a pinch of baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder, and required amount of salt and mix well using a fork. In another bowl add one egg, 1 tbsp sugar, and 1 tbsp curd and mix well with a fork till the sugar dissolves completely. Make a pit in the centre of the flour mix and pour the egg mix. Mix the dry and wet ingredients with the fork first. Add water little by little and start to knead the dough. If it's too sticky, add 1 tbsp of vegetable oil while kneading. Knead well for at least 10 mins to get a soft and smooth dough. Grease the dough with oil, cover with a lid or moist cloth and keep it aside to rest for two hours.
After two hours, make medium-sized balls out of the dough. Smoothen the balls by rolling it in between your palms. Grease the rolling pin and board with oil and roll out the balls evenly. It should not be too thin or too thick.
In a deep frying pan, pour vegetable oil and heat it on a high flame. When the oil is hot enough, add one rolled out batura. When it starts to puff, splash hot oil over it. Once you get a golden colour at the bottom side, flip it over to fry the other side. Once both the sides are crisp and golden, remove from oil. Serve it hot with Chickpea curry(Chole). It even goes well with vegetable korma, chicken curry, and even egg masala.