Barra Sannata By Ajay Chopra

Barra Sannata

Barra is a savoury made from moong dal and is consumed with a spiced buttermilk preparation called sannata. This dish is served in Bundelkhand's wedding and is a part of their traditional cuisine. This recipe is a must-try.
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Cooking Time

20-22 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10-12 Min



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  • 1 cup urad dal
  • oil for frying
  • 2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • For sannata
  • 750 mil buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 2 green chillies
  • salt
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • turmeric powder
  • For tadka
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • asafoetida
  • 1/2 cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • For garnish
  • red chilli powder


  1. 1

    Prepare a tight paste of Urad Dal.
  2. 2

    On a wet cloth, add the paste and prepare Barra.
  3. 3

    Deep fry the Barra in the oil until it turns crispy.
  4. 4

    In a heated pan, add water, salt and let it warm.
  5. 5

    Soak the fried Barra in the water.
  6. 6

    For preparing Sannata, add buttermilk in a bowl.
  7. 7

    Prepare a paste of soaked mustard seeds and green chilli.
  8. 8

    Add the paste in the buttermilk.
  9. 9

    Add salt as per taste, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and mix it.
  10. 10

    In a heated pan, add oil, asafoetida, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and let it roast.
  11. 11

    Add the tadka in buttermilk mixture and mix it.
  12. 12

    Garnish Barra Sannata with red chilli powder and serve it.

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