Hara Chana Bachka Recipe for Holi

Bachka recipe also called hara matar fritters recipe with an easy step by step guide with photos.

Bachka, or the hara chana fritters, is one of the famous dishes made during Holi, especially in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in India. Hara chana or green chickpeas are available in market or at grocery stores during February-March and sometimes April, if you are lucky to find them, grab them and make Bachka with this recipe. This is a fantastic dish and I’m truly in love with it. I can have it once in a week but have to watch my weight… with all those cooking around 😛

Bachka is golden green, crispy fritters made of Hara Chana also known as holiya, hola or green chickpeas. With this step by step Bachka recipe you will learn how to make Bachkas and then make it at home, yourself, on Holi festival. Everyone will love it. Guarantee!

Also Read: Hara Chana Ghugni Recipe for Breakfast

How to Make Bachka at Home

Bachka recipe is an easy one. Just you need some time for its preparation.


  • 1 cup Hara Chana
  • 1/2 cup Rice (soaked)
  • 1 tbsp Roasted Besan (gram powder)
  • 1/2 tsp Haldi (turmeric powder)
  • 1/2 tsp Lal Mirch Powder (Red chilli powder)
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 pinch Hing
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 2 green chillies
  • 4-5 sprigs of Dhaniya patta (chopped)/coriander leaves
  • Refined or Mustard Oil for deep frying


Put Hara Chana in a grinder bowl and grind it coarsely. Keep it aside.

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Take the grinder bowl and add soaked rice, besan, garlic cloves, dhaniya patta, green chillies and grind it to a fine paste; it should not be very smooth. You can add little bit of water but don’t add much.

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The ground mixture of rice, dhaniya patta, garlic cloves and green chillies

Put this mixture in a bowl, add coarsely ground hara chana, haldi, mirch powder, salt and hing. Mix well with your hand.

Hara Chana Bachka Recipe How to Make Hara Chana fritters
Now add chopped onions and mix again.

Heat oil in a kadhai. The flame should be high when you heat the oil.

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Hara Chana fritters Recipe
Fried Bachkas

With help of your finger tips, take small amount of the mixture and flatten and put it in heated oil for frying. Repeat for 6-7 Bachka or hara chana fritters. Do not overcrowd. Deep fry the Bachkas.
Repeat for the remaining mixture.

Arrange in a serving tray or plate and have it with sauce if you don’t have green chutney at home 🙂

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To play around, you can do the plating like as shown in the picture and serve to the kids at home. They will love it.

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Tip: Soak rice for at least 2 hours before you start preparation for Bachka.


— Recipe and Images Shared by Sara Khan

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