steamed bafauri recipe

Steamed Bafauri Recipe | Healthy Indian Vegan Snack Recipe

What is Bafauri?

Steamed Bafauri is a healthy snack or healthy breakfast recipe from the state of Chhattisgarh in India, made with chana dal, flavoured with garlic, ginger, green chilies, onions, etc. It is a zero-oil recipe and therefore is a diet recipe. It also a healthy recipe for kids, can be packed for their tiffin. I love to serve these as an evening snack with a cup of tea.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Steamed Bafauri recipe:

Bafauri is a chana dal recipe. Chana dal is soaked and ground to make the batter for Bafauri. It is flavoured with a number of fresh ingredients. I have used my idli cooker to make these. You can make Bafauri in the steam cooker or any large vessel. Let’s check the ingredients for Bafauri:

Chana Dal: Chana dal needs to be soaked well for Bafauri recipe. I prefer to soak it overnight if making for breakfast. If you plan to serve it as an evening snack you can soak it for 2-3 hours.

Flavors: Freshly ground paste of ginger, garlic and green chili is used to flavor Bafauri. Other than these onions and fresh coriander leaves have been added.

Spices: Red chili flakes and carom seeds have been used.

Fruit salt/baking soda: Very little fruit salt makes Bafauri absolutely soft. I have used Eno, you can also use baking soda.

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How to serve Steamed Bafauri?

Serve it with green coriander chutney for weekday breakfast.

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How to make Steamed Bafauri?

1.This recipe serves 3-4 persons.

steamed bafauri recipe

2.Add 1 chopped green chili, 1-inch piece of ginger and 5-6 garlic cloves to a mortar. Crush to make a coarse paste. Keep aside for now.

steamed bafauri recipe

3.Add ¾ cup soaked chana dal to a grinder. Add in little water.

steamed bafauri recipe

4.Grind to make a fine paste. Transfer the paste to a mixing bowl.

steamed bafauri recipe

5.Add in 1 small chopped onion, a handful of chopped coriander leaves, paste of ginger, garlic and chili.

steamed bafauri recipe

6.Next goes in salt to taste, 1 tsp red chili flakes, ½ tsp carom seeds (ajwain) and ¼ tsp turmeric powder. Mix well.

steamed bafauri recipe

7.Add ¼ tsp fruit salt (eno).

steamed bafauri recipe

8.Use idli cooker to steam bafauri. You can also use a steam cooker.

steamed bafauri recipe

9.Steam for 20-25 minutes, or till done.

steamed bafauri recipe

10.De-mould once it cools down a bit.

steamed bafauri recipe

11.Serve warm or at room temperature. Bon appetit!

steamed bafauri recipe

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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