Friday, April 2, 2010


Batura is a popular North Indian fast food dish. Batura is a fried puffy bread made out of all purpose flour and served with Channa masala/ chickpeas curry. My husband likes chole batura with chick pea gravy for its delicious tangy taste. It takes a little bit of time but it taste real good.

All Purpose Flour -2 cups
Potato - Boiled and smashed 1
Yogurt - 2tbs
yeast - 2 tsp (mix in 1/4 cup of like warm water with sugar.Leave it for 15 mins)
Sooji/Rava/Semolina- 1/4 cup
Bread - 2 slices ( crust removed )
Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Water - To knead a smooth dough

In a bowl sift the flour , Sooji , salt ,break the bread and add it in the bowl. Add smashed potato,yogurt, yeast mixture. Knead smooth dough by adding little by little water. Keep it in a warm place and allow it to ferment for 2- 3 hrs. Make a small size ball out of it and roll it out just like a Roti. Fry the flattened dough in a hot oil. Serve hot with delicious chole. The recipe for the chole masala as you see in the picture is coming soon.

Note : The dough should be soft and pliable.Once the oil is hot enough, slide the batura into the oil and press it lightly with the ladle until it puffs up ( may be 30 secs , then flip over gently). Add a little salt to the hot oil to keep it from smoking.


  1. Am drooling over all the recipes posted by you both! Delicious!!

  2. Thanks Divya. We both appreciate all your comments.


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