Bachka Recipe

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How to make Bachka
  • Chef: Pallavi Nigam
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

About Bachka Recipe: A black chikpea fritter. Bihar love its dals and chanas and cannot resist innovating with them. Another such innovative preparation is “Bachka”. A chana pakoda served with green chutney, bachka is probably one of the top most ethnic dishes of the region and is an absolute crowd pleaser.

Ingredients of Bachka

  • For the batter:
  • 1 cup besan or gram flour
  • 2//3 cup water
  • 2 tsp mustard oil
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • salt
  • For the bachka:
  • 1 cup black chickpea or kala chana
  • 1 small onion

How to Make Bachka

  • 1.Soak the Kala Chana for minimum 4-5 hours, then pressure cook it with a pinch of salt, for one or two whistles. ·
  • 2.Drain it completely, with the help of colander. Let it cool off for 15- 20 minutes.
  • 3.To prepare the besan batter: in a big bowl, add besan and salt, now add little water at a time, while whisking, to make a batter of medium or coating consistency.
  • 4.To temper the batter: heat mustard oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, ginger garlic paste, green chilli, turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala, sauté everything for 1 minute and add to the besan batter. Mix well. Check the seasoning. The bachka batter is ready.
  • 5.Add the cooled Kala Chana to besan batter, along with chopped onions, mix well.
  • 6.Heat oil in deep frying pan, now with the help of two spoons add the batter in small, small quantities to the oil. Fry till golden brown.
  • 7.Drain on a tissue paper, and sprinkle some chaat masala.

Recipe Notes

Serve hot with an assortment of chutneys.

Key Ingredients: besan or gram flour, water, mustard oil, ginger-garlic paste, green chilli, fresh coriander, cumin seeds, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, black chickpea or kala chana, onion
Tags: BachkaBihar