Monday, March 12, 2012

SRC: My Hobbie Lobbie Bhature Bread

Each month, of the Secret Recipe Club, you are given a new blog to visit upon.  Then you are to choose a recipe that the creator of that blog has made and make it yourself. This month I was the lucky one given the blog My Hobbie Lobbie.  I say lucky because she has some fabulous Indian recipes... I happen to LOVE Indian food!  Seems to me like it was a match made in heaven!  I have drooled over many of her fabulous recipes and printed off a good dozen as well.  Since the rest of my family isn't as fond of Indian food as I am, I decided to make one of her bread recipes... I mean, who doesn't love bread??? Bhature is a deep fried bread that is commonly served with Chickpea Curry.  Since I didn't make the Chlo (which is the curry) we opted to just sprinkle powder sugar on it and eat it.  Is it traditional to eat it with powder sugar?  Probably not.  However even the plain fried bread was just delicious!  We did have a bit of a problem and not sure what happened.  The bread is supposed to "puff up" and ours just didn't.
Recipe by: Sanjeev Kapoor

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
A pinch of baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup natural unflavored yogurt
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar, powdered
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Oil, for deep frying

Place the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix well to combine.  Take the yogurt and oil, add to dry ingredients and knead into a soft dough.  At this stage you will also have to add a bit of water... I used a couple tablespoons, to make the dough soft and pliable.  You want the dough just soft though and not sticky.
Cover the dough and let it rest for half an hour.

In a Skillet, heat oil for deep frying.  Divide the dough into golf ball portions and roll out into a disc. Deep fry until a nice golden brown, drain on paper towel and serve.


  1. I've never had this, it looks really good though! Never mind that it didn't puff up, I'm sure it was still great.

  2. That sounds good. So does the chickpea curry.

  3. mmmm deep fried AND bread. I can definitely see how this would go well with a channa masala. Wow.

  4. I love Indian food but have never tried making Indian bread. Nice pick for SRC!

  5. I love Indian food but need to practise making Indian breads again. This one sounds great.

  6. I've never heard of this but it sounds great.

  7. This is a new bread to me. It reminds me of Indian Fry Bread. Looks good!

  8. Mmmmmm love good fried bread :) Looks totally tasty!

  9. Puffed or flat, your bread still looks delicious.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Group 'A' SRC entry: Broiled Sushi.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  10. Vivian, they sound delicious with sugar dusted over, never tried it like that. I think I will. Try rolling them out a little thinner, that should help with the puffing up.

    1. Thanks Trisha! Will have to remember that the next time I make them. Flat or puffy these were delicious!

  11. I love Indian food as well, and I'm definitely going to try this recipe! I'm stopping by from Secret Recipe club, and would love if you'd stop by our new site March is artichoke month!

  12. Yours might not have risen but I still think they look delish!

  13. Maybe your oil wasn't to enough, but hey, fried bread with sugar sprinkled on top is good anyway, right? How could it not be? :)

    I hope you'll stop by and visit my SRC post for Chewy Oatmeal Raisin and Almond Cookies