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 Published 2023-Jul-26   Updated 2023-Jul-26

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Chola Puri, Channa Batura, Chole Bhature, Bhatoora, Batoora, Pathora)

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Bhatura is a popular chewy Indian fried puffed bread that is served with chole or channa masala or spicy tangy chickpea curry. Popularly it is known as Chole Bhature. In South it is known as Chola Puri. It's a delicious indulgent dish that's enjoyed by people of all ages. Its a huge sized puri made with all purpose flour. Here is the simple recipe for making Bhatura at home.

Recipe For Bhatura


  • All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 2 cups
  • Rava (Semolina) – 2 tbsp
  • Baking Soda – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Yogurt (Curd) – ¼ cup
  • Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Water – about ½ cup (for kneading)
  • Oil -  as required (for deep frying)


  1. Take a large mixing bowl, add the all-purpose flour (maida), semolina, baking soda and salt.
  2. Add the yogurt and ghee to the dry ingredients. Mix everything together.
  3. Add water little by little and knead together to form a smooth and soft dough. The quantity of water varies depending on the flour, so add it gradually.
  4. Knead the dough till all the stickiness goes away and it becomes pliable. Kneading the dough will take about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Once the dough is ready, cover it with a damp cloth and let it rest for a minimum of 2 hours. This gives time for the dough to ferment a bit and give softer bhaturas.
  6. Divide the dough into lemon sized balls.  Take each ball and roll it between your palms and make it smooth.
  7. Heat oil in a kadai over medium heat for frying the bhatura.
  8. Take each ball of dough and roll it sing a rolling pin out with very little flour to a flat, round circle (about 6”). 
  9. Gently remove the rolled-out bhatura and slide into the hot oil. Press with a slotted spoon to help the bhatura puff up.
  10. Fry the bhatura until it puffs up and becomes golden brown on both sides. This will take about 1-2 minutes on each side. 
  11. Remove the fried bhatura and drain excess oil using a paper towel. Similarly make the remaining bhaturas.

Serving Suggestion

  • The most popular way of serving bhaturas is with channa masala, also known as chole.
  • The next best option would be to serve with aloo curry.

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