Aloo bhatura recipe

Aloo bhatura recipe – very quick bhatura recipe made from only all purpose flour and boiled potatoes.

Aloo bhatura recipe | How to make aloo bhatura recipe

By now I have tried many different methods of making bhatura. Just because at home we all love any kind of chole recipe. and occasionally I do make bhatura to go with it. Sometime I make poori.

I have already shared two recipes –
traditional bhatura recipe (requires overnight fermentation)
bhatura recipe with eno fruit salt (requires 30 minutes dough resting time).

This aloo bhatura recipe is the really quick bhatura recipe. This does not require fermentation or dough resting time. It is very simple to make – grate the boiled potato, mix with all purpose flour and make dough. Immediately roll and fry.

The potato makes the bhatura so soft and fluffy. The best part of this aloo bhatura is that it does not get chewy even after it gets cold.

Only one thing to keep in mind while making this bhatura – grate the potato and make sure there is no small or big chunk of potatoes. The grated potato has to be smooth. if it is not smooth then bhatura will not puff up.

First time I read the aloo bhatura recipe in Tarla Dalal’s Chaat Cookbook. Since then I always wanted to give it a try. But somehow forgot about it. But last time when I made aloo chole, I have planned to make paratha to go with it. but hubby requested for bhatura.

Immediately it reminds me of Tarlaji’s aloo bhatura recipe. With that short time this is the perfect recipe. Also I have leftover boiled potato after making aloo chole. I gave it a shot and it was fantastic and beyond my expectation.


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1) First boil the potato in pressure cooker or use the leftover boiled potato. Once it is cool to touch, peel it and grate it. I strongly recommend grating the potato instead of mashing it. Because we don’t want any chunks or even small piece of potato in the dough.

2) Take all purpose flour and salt in a bowl. Mix well.
Aloo bhatura recipe | How to make aloo bhatura recipe

3) Add grated potato.

4) Start kneading the dough. The dough should be tight yet soft (not too stiff). While kneading the dough if you feel it is too soft then you can add few spoon of flour more and knead. If the dough looks too dry then add few teaspoons of water and knead into smooth dough.
Aloo bhatura recipe | How to make aloo bhatura recipe

5) Now add teaspoon of oil.

6) Knead it again till it gets smooth. No need to rest the dough.
Aloo bhatura recipe | How to make aloo bhatura recipe

7) heat the oil in a pan on medium heat for deep frying. While oil is getting hot, divide the dough into 7 equal portions and make smooth balls. Flatten them out between your palm.

8) Roll into 5 inch circle or oval shape. While rolling if it is sticking, you can apply little oil on rolling board and rolling pin.
Aloo bhatura recipe | How to make aloo bhatura recipe

9) Once oil is hot, carefully slide the rolled bhatura.

10) Using spatula, very lightly press it in circular motion. This will help to puff up.
Aloo bhatura recipe | How to make aloo bhatura recipe

11) Once it puffs up and you don’t see any more bubbles. meaning that side is cooked.

12) Flip it and cook another side till it is cooked and golden brown.
Aloo bhatura recipe | How to make aloo bhatura recipe

13) Remove it using slotted spatula and drain the excess oil.

14) Remove it to a paper towel lined plate.
Aloo bhatura recipe | How to make aloo bhatura recipe

Serve this bhatura hot/warm.

Serving suggestion: Serve bhatura with chole (variation#1, variation#2) or Jain punjabi chole or amritsari chole.

Aloo bhatura recipe | How to make aloo bhatura recipe

Aloo bhatura recipe | How to make aloo bhatura recipe
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Aloo bhatura recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine North Indian, Punjabi
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 7 medium sized bhatura
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 1 cup All purpose flour (maida)
  • Salt to taste
  • ¾ cup Potatoes boiled, peeled and grated
  • 1 teaspoon Oil + more for deep frying

Instructions

Making the dough:

  1. First boil the potato in pressure cooker or use the leftover boiled potato.
  2. Once it is cool to touch, peel it and grate it.
  3. Take all purpose flour and salt in a bowl. Mix well.
  4. Add grated potato. Start kneading the dough. The dough should be tight yet soft (not too stiff). While kneading the dough if you feel it is too soft then you can add few spoon of flour more and knead. If the dough looks too dry then add few teaspoons of water and knead into smooth dough.
  5. Now add teaspoon of oil. Knead it again till it gets smooth.
  6. No need to rest the dough.

Making aloo bhatura recipe:

  1. heat the oil in a pan on medium heat for deep frying.
  2. While oil is getting hot, divide the dough into 7 equal portions and make smooth balls.
  3. Flatten them out between your palm.
  4. Roll into 5 inch circle or oval shape. While rolling if it is sticking, you can apply little oil on rolling board and rolling pin.
  5. Once oil is hot, carefully slide the rolled bhatura.
  6. Using spatula, very lightly press it in circular motion. This will help to puff up.
  7. Once it puffs up and you don’t see any more bubbles. meaning that side is cooked.
  8. Flip it and cook another side till it is cooked and golden brown.
  9. Remove it using slotted spatula and drain the excess oil.
  10. Remove it to a paper towel lined plate.

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