Indian Curry Recipe

Bhature Bread recipe

These simple deep-fried flatbreads are very traditional in Punjabi culture and are often served with chickpea curry. Ghee is used for flavour, and then the breads are deep-fried in vegetable oil. Use them to mop up your favourite curry.


  • 800g plain flour
  • 350g natural plain yoghurt
  • 180ml warm water
  • 1 tbsp. ghee
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 tsp. granulated sugar
  • Oil to fry

Method of Preparation:

  1. Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt together.

  2. Stir in the sugar, then add the yoghurt, water and ghee. Combine until you have a smooth dough, then rub your hands with oil and knead until the dough is soft and pliable, around five minutes.

  3. Divide the dough in 24 and roll out each ball to around 5 inches.

  4. Deep fry until the bread starts to puff up, then turn over and cook the other side. Drain of excess oil on kitchen paper before serving.

Again, you could add a little flavour to these flat breads by using chilli powder, other spices or dried herbs. This recipe makes 24 flatbreads, enough for 12 people.

Author: Laura Young

Back to the Indian Curry Recipe home page.

Made this recipe? If so, please add a review or comment below:
Your name:
Recipe rating: (optional)
Recipe difficulty: (optional)
Upload photo: (JPEG format, optional)


Published: November 29, 2011
Privacy Policy
Published by Starsol