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.
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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Serve it with green coriander chutney for weekday breakfast.
1.This recipe serves 3-4 persons.
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.
3.Add ¾ cup soaked chana dal to a grinder. Add in little water.
4.Grind to make a fine paste. Transfer the paste to a mixing bowl.
5.Add in 1 small chopped onion, a handful of chopped coriander leaves, paste of ginger, garlic and chili.
6.Next goes in salt to taste, 1 tsp red chili flakes, ½ tsp carom seeds (ajwain) and ¼ tsp turmeric powder. Mix well.
7.Add ¼ tsp fruit salt (eno).
8.Use idli cooker to steam bafauri. You can also use a steam cooker.
9.Steam for 20-25 minutes, or till done.
10.De-mould once it cools down a bit.
11.Serve warm or at room temperature. Bon appetit!
PREP TIME 15 minutes + 2-3 hours soaking time
COOK TIME 20-25 minutes
TOTAL TIME 40 minutes+ 2-3 hours passive time
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