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Bhatura - Deep Fried Indian Bread
« on: April 06, 2014, 11:22 AM »
This is such a simple recipe, but very tasty, especially when dipped into your favourite curry sauce.

I didn't take pictures of the 2nd batch I made, but I started to add crushed chillies, freshly chopped coriander, sliced garlic, which I pressed into the breads before frying.

600g Plain Flour
500ml Yogurt (I used Greek Yogurt)
15g Salt (or to taste)

Sift the flour into a bowl and add the yogurt and salt, mix with your hands until you form a dough. Tip out onto a work surface and kneed for about 10 minutes. Add a little more flour if needed as this can get a bit sticky.

Roll into a ball, return to the bowl and cover with clingfilm. Leave to rest for 1 hour, then remove from the bowl and tear small amounts off. Roll into a ball then roll out to 5 inch flat discs.

At this stage you can press whatever other ingredients you want into the bread.

Put oil into a pan enough for deep frying and heat to about 170C, place the bread into the hot oil and fry until a light golden brown. Remove and place on kitchen paper to drain.

Eat on it's own or dip into your favourite curry sauce or raita.


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Re: Bhatura - Deep Fried Indian Bread
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2014, 11:42 AM »
These look great.

I've made these many times but never posted a recipe. I think of them as deep fried chapatis and even a basic flour, salt, water recipe is transformed by the deep frying. The trick is to get them to puff up like balloons and eat them quick before they deflate!
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Re: Bhatura - Deep Fried Indian Bread
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014, 11:49 AM »
I had also just made a Lamb Madras for a conference dinner at the Uni, and could not help myself but kept dipping them into a bowl of the Madras sauce.... I was in heaven  ::)

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Re: Bhatura - Deep Fried Indian Bread
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2014, 12:15 PM »
I can imagine - yum.
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Re: Bhatura - Deep Fried Indian Bread
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2014, 01:20 PM »
Great looking recipe 976 - the simple ones are often the best!
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Re: Bhatura - Deep Fried Indian Bread
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2014, 05:16 PM »
Great looking recipe 976 - the simple ones are often the best!

I know this forum is geared up for BIR, but having done most of that now I am moving on to other stuff within the Indian Cuisine industry. New breads, other recipes etc.... :)

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Re: Bhatura - Deep Fried Indian Bread
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2014, 08:03 PM »
They look great!

A bit similar to my puris shown here next to some aubergine fritters. CBMs recipes



I probably had them in the fryer for a few secs too long (was my 1st try) but very simple and deelish to mop up a lovely madras sauce!!

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Re: Bhatura - Deep Fried Indian Bread
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2014, 08:12 PM »
They look great!

A bit similar to my puris shown here next to some aubergine fritters. CBMs recipes



I probably had them in the fryer for a few secs too long (was my 1st try) but very simple and deelish to mop up a lovely madras sauce!!

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I bet they soak up that sauce real good :)

Aubergine fritters are something we're looking into as a street food right now, will post a recipe if we take it forward :)


 


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