Bhature  Recipe

Bhature Recipe

5 min
2-3 People
30 min

Bhature - A Classic Indian Delight

Bhature is a popular and mouth watering Indian bread that is often served with Chole (chickpea curry). This soft and fluffy bread is made from a simple yet flavorful dough, creating a delightful accompaniment to the spicy and aromatic chole

Portions serving: 2-3 pax

Preparation time: 30  mins

Cooking time: 05 mins

Calories: 220 cal per portion 


For Dough:

1/4 cup Suji (Semolina)

1 cup White Flour (Maida)

1 teaspoon Sugar

1 pinch Baking Powder

1 pinch Salt

1 cup Curd (Yogurt)

For Frying:



In a mixing bowl, combine suji (semolina) and white flour in a ratio of 1:10. This combination ensures that the bhature turn out soft and airy, giving them the perfect texture. Add a big pinch of sugar, a pinch of baking powder, and a pinch of salt to the flour mixture. The sugar enhances the fermentation process, while the baking powder gives the bhature a slight puffiness.

Now, add a cup of curd to the dry ingredients. The curd not only adds moisture to the dough but also imparts a subtle tanginess to the bhature, elevating their taste. Gently fold the flour around the curd, ensuring it is well incorporated.

Begin kneading the dough by adding water gradually. Knead it into a soft and pliable dough. The dough should be smooth, without any lumps or cracks. To make the dough even smoother and shinier, apply some oil to it. The oil also prevents the dough from drying out.

Let the dough rest for about 30-45 minutes. Allowing the dough to rest is crucial as it gives the gluten time to relax and ensures that the bhature turn out soft and fluffy. During this resting period, the dough ferments slightly, enhancing its flavor and texture.

After the resting period, the dough is nice and ready. Divide the dough into small round balls. Applying some more oil to these balls, let them rest for another 2-4 minutes. This additional resting time further enhances the dough's texture, making it easier to roll and stretch.

Take one of the dough balls and roll it into an oblong shape using a rolling pin. Then, gently stretch it further with light hands. Stretching the dough gives the bhature their characteristic shape.

Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium flame. Once the oil is hot, carefully slide in the rolled and stretched bhature. Fry them until they puff up and turn golden brown on both sides. The hot oil transforms the dough into fluffy and crispy bhature, creating a delightful contrast of textures.

Remove the fried bhature from the oil and drain any excess oil.


Bhature is a classic Indian bread that embodies the essence of Indian cuisine - simple yet full of flavours and textures. The combination of suji, white flour, and curd creates a soft and fluffy dough that transforms into delightful bhature when deep-fried to perfection. These delectable breads perfectly complement the spiciness of chole, making them a popular choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.