There’s something we’re all excited about at afternoon tea time. The combination of crunchy and oily food with a hot cup of kadak tea gives a sense of comfort and happiness after a tiring day at work. The best part is that there are so many mouth-watering dishes to choose from – pakoda is one of them. These stir-fries are usually made with gram flour (besan), vegetables and aromatic masalas. While our picks are classic aloo pyaaz pakodas or paneer pakodas, there’s no harm in having a few more recipes up your sleeve. With this in mind, we bring you a Bihari style bachka recipe that makes for a delicious tea time treat.
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Bihar loves its dals and chanas and can’t resist innovating with them. This bachka recipe is one such innovative preparation that is definitely worth a try. Bachka is a popular dish fried with kala chana, besan and many spices. It is very crispy, aromatic and very similar to the common pakoda from the North. These delicious snacks are ready in less than 30 minutes and are delicious when paired with a hot cup of tea. Without further ado, let’s learn how to do it.
Bihari Style Bachka Recipe: How to make Bihari Style Bachka
First you need to soak the kala chana for about 4-5 hours. Now pressure cook it with a pinch of salt. Once done, drain it completely using a colander. Let it cool for 15-20 minutes and keep it aside.
To prepare besan batter, add besan and salt in a bowl. Gradually add water and beat well to make a dough of medium consistency. Heat mustard oil in a pan to soften the batter. Add cumin seeds, ginger-garlic paste, green chillies, haldi, red chilli powder and garam masala. Fry it well and add it to the besan batter.
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Mix everything together and check the seasoning. Now add the chilled kala chana along with chopped onions. Mix well. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat. Using two spoons, begin adding small amounts of batter to the oil. Fry the bachchas until they are crispy and brown on both sides. Once done, drain them on paper towels and sprinkle chaat masala on top. Bihari style bachchas are ready!
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So what are you waiting for? Make these delicious dishes at home and let us know in the comments below if you liked the taste.
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