Bhaturas are the fried rotis that you eat with Channas, when you are being a really good mama and spoiling your kids with lashings of fat, carb-rich food that only kids can burn off!
Typically this is steet or restaurant food, but if you are stricken with the fear of germs, or beset by the problems of sheer distance to the nearest street-vendor, you can make this at home.

Bhaturas have yeast in them, so they need some time to prove.
You will need a wok or kadai to fry them in, and lots of kitchen paper to drain them on.

  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1 cup semolina or suji
  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 1 cup butter milk/plain yogurt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or oil
  • Oil to fry - about 2 cups
  1. Mix all ingredients together, either by hand or in a food processor. Knead well till smooth and glossy.
  2. Leave to rise till nearly doubled, or you are too impatient to wait. Can you last 30 minutes ?
  3. Divide into 6-8 balls.
  4. Roll out into thickish rounds..about half a centimeter thick.
  5. Heat oil in kadai or wok. Take a small ball of dough and throw in, when it rises briskly to the top, its hot enough.
  6. Fry bhaturas one at a time. It will puff up immediately into a large ball, fry for a moment and turn over. Remove when it is still pale, but with golden patches in places.
  7. Serve immediately. cook two or three and call the hungry hordes to the table to commence to ensure that everyone has hot bhaturas.

Serve with Channas. Eat all as soon as possible.