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Besan ki Machli ( Jharkhand & Bihar Special)

Besan ki Machli ( Jharkhand & Bihar Special)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 35

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • Gram flour 1 1/2 cups

  • Yellow or black mustard seeds 2 tbsp

  • Cumin seeds 2 tsp

  • Fenugreek seeds 1/4 tsp

  • Black pepper corns 8-10 nos

  • garlic 12 nos

  • turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp

  • Salt 1 tsp

  • Kasoori methi 1 tbsp

Directions

  • 01

    Mix together gram flour, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder and little salt.

  • 02

    Make a smooth batter adding water little by little.

  • 03

    Dry roast the mustard seeds, fennel seeds, pepper corns and cumin seeds.

  • 04

    Grind them to a coarse powder. Add garlic and little water. Grind to make a paste.

  • 05

    Heat a griddle and pour a ladleful of besan batter. Make thick pancakes.

  • 06

    Spoon a little oil to cook them. Fold them into a roll and flatten them.

  • 07

    Cut them into big pieces . Set aside.

  • 08

    Heat mustard oil in a pan to smoking point and reduce the heat. Add fenugreek and cumin seeds.

  • 09

    When they crackle add the ground paste and sauté .

  • 10

    Add salt, turmeric and chilli powder.

  • 11

    Continue to stir until the oil is separated and the masala is cooked perfectly.

  • 12

    Now add 3 cups of water. When it starts boiling tip in the besan pieces.

  • 13

    Add kasoori methi and simmer for about 12 to 15 mins.

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