|Place of origin||Punjab|
|Region or state||Northern regions of the Indian subcontinent|
|Associated national cuisine||India, Bangladesh, Pakistan|
|Main ingredients||Maida, dahi (yogurt), ghee or oil, yeast|
Bhatoora (also known as batoora, bhatura, batura, or pathora) (Hindi: भटूरा, Punjabi: ਭਟੂਰਾ) is a fluffy deep-fried leavened sourdough bread originating from the Indian subcontinent. It is commonly served as a midday meal or a breakfast dish in northern and eastern India. Paired with chickpea curry (called chole or channe), it forms a traditional dish called chole bhature which originated in Punjab.
A typical recipe includes all-purpose flour (maida), dahi (yogurt), ghee or oil, and either yeast or baking powder. Once kneaded well, the dough is left to rise, and then small balls of this dough are either hand-rolled or flattened using a rolling pin. The bread pieces are then deep fried until they puff up into a lightly browned, soft, fluffy bread, which is elastic and chewy.
A nonfried variant is the kulcha, which can be baked or cooked on a flat pan and is garnished with coriander leaves.
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