Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bara (Black Lentil Nepali Pan Cakes)!!

Bara is mainly popular in Newari community in Nepal and is mostly available in Kathmandu. Bara is sold like a fast food and is often served with some kind of soup. It is like a pancake made up of black lentil (maas ko dal). Ginger, Salt and Oil are the only spices used in commercialized Bara. However, in the recipe below I have included other spices as well as egg and meat. By adding all these extra ingredients, I wanted to make the dish more flavorful. I was little hesitant to do so, since it was my first attempt but the end result was great and honestly I like this version than the ones they sell in Kathmandu :-o Also, it is extremely easy!! Follow these simple steps to relish the yumminess 8-> Also, click here for Chatamari Recipe

mmm.. <:-p

Prep time: 1hr Cook time: 30min(s) Total time: 1hr 30min(s) 

Things you will need:
  • Split Black lentil (4-5 cups)
  • Ground Chicken (1/2 packet or 2 cups)
  • Egg (1)
  • Cumin- Coriander powder (1 table spoon)
  • Red Chili Powder (1/2 table spoons)
  • Ginger paste (2 table spoons)
  • Corn Flour (1 cup)
  • Onion (1 medium sized finely chopped)
  • Salt (according to taste)
  • Serrano pepper (1; finely chopped)
  • Turmeric (1/2 tea spoon)
  • Oil (1 cup in total)
  1.  Soak lentils overnight and grind it next day after thoroughly washing it. Make sure remove lentil covers as you clean.
  2. Once you make the paste, add all of the above-mentioned ingredients except oil.
  3. Mix everything well.
  4.  Heat a pan and add 2 tablespoons of oil (divide oil accordingly). Pour the batter and spread it with your fingers or spatula in whatever shapes you like. As you can see, I am awful at making circles ;;)
  5. Turn it couple of times until it is golden brown and crispy in consistency.
  6. Done! Serve hot with any type of curry or my fav Chukauni :)