Bhabra | How to make Bhabra

By Shuchita Verma  |  17th Dec 2016  |  
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About Bhabra Recipe

A Bihari delicacy with the very healthy "hara chana" or green gram available specially in winter..

Bhabra, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Bhabra is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Shuchita Verma. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Bhabra is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Bhabra recipe by Shuchita Verma. Bhabra can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Bhabra just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Bhabra can serve 4 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Bhabra.


Ingredients to make Bhabra

  • I cup soaked green gram or fresh hara chana
  • 1 cup besan/ chick pea flour
  • 2-3 tbsp semolina/ sooji
  • salt to taste
  • Few chopped green chillies
  • 1 small onion- grated
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp ajwain seeds
  • Warm water to make a thick batter
  • Oil to shallow fry the bhabras. mustard oil is preferred for the authentic taste, but I've used sunflower oil.

How to make Bhabra

  1. Take the green chana in a bowl. Add the besan, sooji, green chillies, ajwain, grated onion, ginger & salt to taste. Mix well.
  2. Pour some hot water & make a thick-ish batter. You can check for seasoning at this point.
  3. Heat some oil in a pan. With the help of your fingers, put some (about a ladle full) into the pan, spraed a little & fry. You may use a ladle but this is mostly done by hand as it is a thick batter.
  4. Flip over when one side is golden brown as you do with cutlets/ chillas. Fry the other side too.
  5. When both sides are golden brown & its thoroughly cooked, take it out on a tissue to drain excess oil .
  6. Serve hot/warm with tomato chutney ( made by grated tomatoes,garlic & chopped green chillies) or green chutney or ketchup, whatever you prefer. Enjoy!

My Tip:

The tomato chutney to go with the bhabras is made by grated tomatoes, garlic & chopped green chillies with salt to taste. A drizzle of mustard oil gives this an authentic taste!

Reviews for Bhabra (3)

Namita Tiwari2 years ago

Lovely recipe Suchita. I loved the rustic tomato chutney.

Neetu Koundle2 years ago

Yes, this is choliya......yum

aliza singh2 years ago

very this choliya?

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