Battura – Yogurt Yeasted Fried Bread

Let me start with a disclaimer – I am sorry that I am not able to come to your blogs and leave comments due to my schedule, but please be rest assured that one hit on your pages is definitely mine… Appreciate your understanding! πŸ™‚


The beginning of Ramadan has been good, Alhamdulillah… The summer heat has been fully on and the humidity has been close to 60 percent.For office people like us, it has been much easier than was thought. However, I really wonder how people who work in the hot sun and in factories would be taking it. The heat is energy sapping and by the time it is time to break fast, they would be really tired. Ramadan is the time where Allah will determine the blessings that will be received. In a true Hadith (saying of the Prophet Muhammad), Allah the Exalted has said, “Every action of the son of Adam belongs to him, except fast. It is Mine, and I repay him for it” (Muslim) All other actions of a faithful, including praying, charity and Hajj can be seen by other people, however only Allah is able to determine the level of fasting in each person.


Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar, the month that reflects the spirit of Islam in the highest manner – a month of reflection and fasting for the faithful. The word is derived from the Arabic word “ramad”, meaning that is intensely heated by the sun. Ramadan was named such as it burns sins and cleanses the sins of the believer. It is a time for self restraint, training the body and the soul on to live on less, showing self-restraint to focus on the true meaning of the Holy Quran. It is also a time to reflect on those less fortunate, those for whom comforts are few and basic necessities like food and water are in short supply.


Whenever I am able to post, I will keep updated regarding some titbits of Ramadan, as a part of information sharing and knowledge. I am glad that most of you find it interesting. πŸ™‚ Going off to today’s recipe, Battura is one bread that most of them make in their own way. Some people add baking powder instead of yeast, however I have used yeast in the below recipe. Sumptuous on its own, it is normally paired with Chickpeas/ Channa MasalaΒ or like I did to satisfy the carnivores in my family, Murg Chanay!!! πŸ™‚



Battura - Yogurt Yeasted Fried Bread

Course Flatbreads
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1-1/2 tsp yeast
  • 3 tbsp warm water
  • 1 cup wholewheat flour atta
  • 1 cup all purpose flour maida
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 2 tbsp semolina
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Mix the yeast into the water till dissolved.
  • Take the flours and make a little hole in the center.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and the yeast mixture and start pulling the mixture together with little water until it form a sticky dough.
  • Knead finally with oiled hands till it gets well mixed.
  • Close the bowl and keep it for 1 hour or so till it doubles in size.
  • Punch down the air in the dough and knead again. Divide into 14-16 small balls.
  • Roll into diskettes with some oil.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a deep kadai till it becomes hot. Slide one diskette and fry till both the sides turn golden brown. Drain on a kitchen towel.
  • Serve with channa masala or like I did to satisfy the carnivores in my family, Murg Chanay!

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  1. Lovely!!!! I simply love bhatura wit any subzi… sometimes a dollop of pickle works too πŸ˜›

    1. Thank u so much Shruthi.. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank u so much dear…

  2. The Batura looks well puffed up & inviting. I can understand how busy you might be this season.Along with fasting, cooking, kids care, work & blog. You definetly R good multi tasker Raf. I too hardly get time to go on to everyblog I follow to comment. I do it when I am eaithe rtravelling or watching TV. When my son is around its highly impoaaible to be on phone nor laptop.

    1. Thank u so much sharon… somehow managing, with God's grace… πŸ™‚

  3. I know Rafee, its quite sad to see the workers working in the hot sun.. Like you said god sure has some wonderful plans for them.. The battura looks perfect and very tempting..:-)

    1. Yes 4 sure Rekha… thank u so much… πŸ™‚

  4. very tempting and inviting…

    1. Thank u so much priya…

  5. Battura looks super yummy, take care of all lots of schedule you have and relax….

    1. Thank u so much… πŸ™‚

    1. Thank u so much…

    1. Thank u so much…

  6. delicious and always delicious one

    1. Thank u so much ramya…

  7. very interesting recipe dear…

    1. Thank u so much saranya…

  8. we can very well understand, dear..esp with the fasting, job….still wonder how you manage to make time for the posts…batura luks gorgeous !!!

    1. Managing vit the grace of Allah, Sona… pokunna vare pokatte… πŸ™‚

  9. Oho..ippozhum duty u manage? enikk 2 months vacation aanu…batura looks fluffy and yummy……

    1. Shaai schoolilano work?? Njangal officilillavarku enni chutta appam polalle leave…. πŸ™‚ thanks dee…

  10. With that much humidity and the hot sun, it must be too hard on those working outside…

    The battura looks great Rafee πŸ™‚

    1. Yes it is… thanks a lot priya… πŸ™‚

  11. i love this rafee….i dont use yeast dear…the day i make this my hubby feels like he is in food PARADISE…ha ha

    1. Some foods dat make hubbys go crazy!!! πŸ™‚

  12. We had this for breakfast last weekend…but ur pic is making me crave for it now…kothiye πŸ˜›

    1. Hehe.. sorry ketto… πŸ˜‰

  13. looks delicious and defly great to have it with channa masala

    1. Thank u so much dear..

  14. I just prepared it few days back and tasted yumm with butterchicken…..Urs still drools me….

    1. Thank u so much fabu..

  15. Looks superb and nice clicks

    1. Thank u so much divya..

  16. Ahha batura and channa masala totally drooling here!!!

    1. Thank u so much meena… πŸ™‚

  17. Battura looks great. Looking forward to Murg Chanay πŸ™‚

    1. Thank u so much ambreen… πŸ™‚

  18. great bhaturas ! perfect with ur chickpea chicken curry !

    1. Thank u so much shree…

  19. Lovely!
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    1. Thank u so much sangeetha…

  20. I love them with chole masala πŸ™‚ Looks super tempting Rafee !! I feel like I can almost hear ur shortness of breath from ur busy schedule.. Keep going my dear πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much chitz… πŸ™‚

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