Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Posted by Mala at 1:00:00 AM No comments
Here is a recipe for a healthy kind of  Bhatura...oil-free, which you can eat guilt-free. When we eat this irresistable dish in restaurants, we become full by the time we finish even half of it. More so, they are fully made of Maida/refined flour/all purpose flour , which isn't very healthy.  We all know, as far as possible, we must try to avoid 3 White things while cooking.......1. White rice; 2. Sugar; 3. Maida..... Sometimes, restaurant - bhaturas are too oily too. Even though these home-made bhaturas are deep fried, they never take in oil, and they will make you feel they are baked. Also, you feel so light even after eating it.
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Rava - 1 cup
Maida/all purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Curds/yogurt - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 3/4 tsp 
Salt to taste
Baking powder - a small pinch
Cooking oil to fry the bhaturas

Recipe Cuisine: North Indian; Category: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Prep time: 7-8 hours (Dough needs to rest for that long); Cooking time: 15-20  minutes

Yields 5 Bhaturas

Rava measured , salt added

Add curds, mix to a stiff dough.

Like this, and keep it covered for 4-5  hours.(Like hot weather) Then only dough will ferment. 

Now, add ghee and baking powder, add the refined flour too, and knead to a stiff, tight dough. You may not need water at all. Just wet your palm, in case you feel, there is a need, and knead well. Keep it covered for 30 minutes

The dough

Flatten a ball , not too thick, not too thin

Oil should be really really hot. Keep on high flames, and fry the bhaturas one by one.

Serve these garma-garam (hot) bhaturas with the dhabba style channa (recipe to follow)

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* The fermenting of the dough is a very important step.  This recipe, which has more of rava and less of maida, is definitely a very healthy one. .
* I did not even have to keep the bhaturas on kitchen towels, there was no oil at all.
* Small poori-sized bhaturas can also be made.


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