Thursday, March 17, 2011
Day3: Batura – a delicious Indian bread
The Batura is a delicious Indian bread that is an integral part of the Indian cuisine. The usual combo with this tasty Indian bread is a Chole masala or a preparation of chickpeas made with a variety of Indian spices. The Chana Bhatura has come to be a topper on the fast food menus at several Indian restaurants and is also a popular street food at many places. Quick and easy to make this is a bread made out of All Purpose Flour/Maida. The dough is rolled out using a rolling pin and then the Bhatoora or the Indian bread is deep fried in oil.
This is yet another recipe from my Mom’s kitchen. Mom makes the dough and leaves it overnight in the refrigerator and we enjoyed beautiful delicious baturas for breakfast. Me being the impulsive and the quick solution kind, I add a little Soda bi-carb to the dough making it an almost instant recipe.
Ingredients: (can make 10-12)
Maida/All purpose flour – 3 cups
Curd/Yogurt – 1 cup
Salt – 1 tsp
Sugar – 2 tsp
Soda bi-carb – ½ tsp
Oil – 1 tbsp and for deep frying
1- Sieve the all purpose flour and make a well in the centre. Add the salt, sugar, soda bi-carb and curd. Mix well to form a smooth dough(if required add some milk to make a pliable dough).
2- Take the 1 tbsp oil in your palms and rub it all over the dough once it is done. Keep aside for an hour.
3- Roll out the dough into slightly thick long baturas and deep fry. Take out into a plate with some kitchen towels to absorb the excess oil.
Serve with Chole masala or any curry of your choice.