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Preparation Time :
1 hour 20 minutes

Cooking Time :
20 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Mix the yeast with the sugar and water in a jug . Sift the flour into a large bowl followed by the semolina and salt. Rub in the butter or ghee.
  • Add the yeast and sugar mixture and yogurt and mix to dough. Turn out on to a lightly floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with oiled plastic wrap and leave to rise, in a warm place, for about 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
  • Tip out on to a lightly floured surface and divide into ten equal pieces , shape each into a ball.
  • Flatten each ball into discs with the palm of your hand. Roll out on a lightly floured surface into rounds.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan and slide one bhatura into the oil. Fry for about 1 minute, turning over, then drain well on kitchen paper.
  • Keep each bhatura warm in a low oven while frying the remaining bhaturas. Serve immediately.


  • 50 grams fresh yeast
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 150 ml lukewarm water
  • 200 grams plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 50 grams semolina
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or butter
  • 2 tablespoon natural (plain) yogurt
  • Cooking oil, for frying

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