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Monica’s Indian Express: Instant Pillsbury Biscuit-Bhatura

I am so pleased to share with you the next recipe in my series: Monica’s Indian Express: Simple & Sassy Weeknight Dishes.


This is not my recipe. I am not sure whose recipe it is! The recipe is everywhere and I am not sure who owns it.

It is one of the best kept secrets of modern Indian households in the US. I have been to so many dinner parties where these are made. I bet you Pillsbury never thought we would deep-fry their biscuit dough to create these gorgeous breads – an instant version of the Indian Bhatura. Well, that said, there really is no recipe here folks. All I can tell you is to remove the biscuit from the package and work quickly so that the dough does not get too warm. Flatten it out on a floured surface, roll it out and then deep fry it. That is pretty much it. The fried bread should be eaten soon. If you keep it for too long, it loses the crispness and becomes doughy.

Serve with a curry of  your choice. I have been known to eat it as is. Don’t judge. Try it and then let’s talk.

Looking forward to hearing your experiences!

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  1. Wow! So easy to do. Thanks for sharing this instant Indian express Pillsbury bhatura. Sharing it with my son who loves to cook with curry. Miss you here, Monica!

  2. I have never done this. What I have done though? Put a Hershey’s Kiss in the dough; roll it around it and seal and then fry it and when it’s done drain on paper towels and sprinkle with powdered sugar. I won’t tell if you won’t. :)

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