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In Bihari cuisine, kala chana holds a lot of prominence and is used in several dishes; while Sattu, which is a staple food in Bihari cuisine comes from this humble kala chana itself! Bachka is a delicious dish of Bihari cuisine and can be found similar to a pakora that North Indians usually have in winters and monsoon season. A pakora is a weakness for most of the Indians and is greatly enjoyed with a cup of hot tea and sometimes coffee as well! If you are someone who loves to experiment, then here is an exciting new way of making a pakora at home with this traditional dish called Bachka.

2 cup kala chana
1 medium chopped onion
4 chopped green chilli
red chilli powder as required
1 teaspoon powdered turmeric
water as required
1 ginger
salt as required
1 cup gram flour (besan)
1/4 cup mustard oil
curry leaves as required

Step 1
To prepare this Indian delicacy, first, soak black chickpeas (kala chana) overnight!

Step 2
Next, take a large sized bowl and transfer the soaked chickpeas in it. Then, add gram flour, green chilies, onion, ginger, curry leaves, turmeric in it. Next, add salt and red chili as required and mix well. You may also pour required amount of water in the mixture to prepare a thick and smooth batter without any lumps.

Step 3
Now, take a deep bottomed frying pan and place it on medium flame. Then, pour good amount of mustard oil in it. Once the oil has heated, hold small quantities of batter in your hand, and try to spread it all over the oil evenly. Place the bachka carefully in the frying pan and do the same with remaining batter. Fry until brown and crisp from both the sides and serve hot.