Chole Bhature Recipe
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How to Make Delicious Bhatura:

This Chole Bhature recipe hails from the state of Punjab but has gained popularity across the world. Crispy yet soft bhatura bread is typically paired with spicy chole and served as breakfast and sometimes also for dinner.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Bhature, Bread, Chole
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Rising Time 6 hours
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 Bhature
Author Prerna Singh


  • 2 cups all purpose flour+ extra for dusting
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon kasuri methi optional
  • 1/2 cup milk lukewarm
  • ½ cup 125 mL plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp olive oil + extra cooking oil for deep frying


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Now mix milk and yogurt together and pour half of it into the well and slowly combine it together. Slowly mixing the ingredients together, add rest of the liquid into the bowl and kneed into a loose (somewhat sticky) dough.
  3. Oil another bowl (or the same bowl but take the dough out before oiling the bowl) with 1 teaspoon oil. Transfer the dough back in the bowl. Cover with a tight lid and set in a dark, warm place for dough to rise. Wait for it to rise to almost double its original size with air pockets inside.
  4. After a few hours, dust your working board, take out the dough and knead it for about 2-3 minutes. Divide the dough into smaller balls (in this case you should get about 8 balls).
  5. Dust the board again and flatten the balls using rolling pin to make oval shapes, approx. 4"long.
  6. Heat oil in a fryer or wok. Carefully drop the flattened dough into the oil and fry. Gently press the bread with a slotted spoon ad it will begin to puff in 5-8 seconds. Flip the bread and fry until the bread is puffed and golden in color.
  7. Serve Hot puffed bhature with Chole Masala.

Recipe Notes

Rising time for the dough greatly depends on the temperature of the environment. At around 70-75°F (158-167°C) dough takes approx. 6-8 hours. Wait for it to rise to almost double its original size with air pockets inside.