Bhatura is deep fried fermented sourdough bread. Fermentation can be done with yeast or baking soda. Here I have used very simple method using baking soda with curd to help the fermentation. Bhaturas are paired with chole https://www.thefoodiefun.com/post/punjabi-chhole which is spicy chick pea curry.
2 cups maida( All purpose flour)
1/4 cup rava
1/4 cup curds
2 tsp ghee
Salt as per taste
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
Luke warm water to knead
Oil for frying
Mix all the dry ingredients. Then add ghee & mix well to make crumbly texture.
Now mix curds & add water slowly to form semi soft dough
Slap the the dough for 5 minutes.
Now knead it well by stretching it in similar way like the way it is done in bread dough. This needs to be done for 5 minutes
Tuck in and allow it to rest for 2-3 hours. Apply oil on top to prevent from drying. Cover with wet cloth.
After 2-3 hours, knead again and pinch the dough to make balls of desired size. These make 10 bhaturas of average size.
Roll them by hand and taking care that there are no cracks else bhatura will not fluff up. Apply oil and cover again for 15 minutes
Now the bhaturas are ready to be rolled. Heat oil till it is sufficiently hot. Oil should be more than medium hot.
Watch the video for actual method
Roll the bhaturas without using flour. Apply oil on rolling pin and board for easy rolling
Fry in hot oil. Once it starts to fluff up, turn and fry on the other side.
Hot, fluffy and rounded bhaturas are ready. Serve hot with chole