Make Delicious Nepali Masu Bara with This Recipe!

30 minutes
4 servings

Preparation of Masu Bara is one of the most popular snacks you can find in Nepal. It involves grinding lentil with other ingredients and spooning the mixture onto a hot pan to cook it. The cooked snack looks like patties or cutlets, hence its other name—Tikki Fry. Once cooked, these baras are served with a dip made of yogurt and tomato chutney. With this recipe, you can make delicious masu baras easily at home that even kids will love to devour!
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– 1/2 kg of black lentil – 300 grams ground meat (chicken, mutton or buffalo) – A pinch of salt – 1 cup oil – 1/2 tablespoon turmeric – A little ginger paste


1. Soak the black lentil in cold water for a night. 2. Wash off the skin and grind the lentil into a fine paste (use as little water as possible). 3. Add turmeric, ginger, garlic, two eggs/ 3 tablespoons ground meat and salt to the mixture and stir it properly. 4. Heat a Nepali flat pan (tawa), put half tablespoon of oil. 5. Take some cold water in a bowl. 6. When the oil is hot, put some water in your left palm and take a small ball shape of the mixture with your right hand and spread it onto the pan using all your fingers. 7. Turn both sides and if needed, add some oil around the bara. 8. Cover it and let it cook for sometime until it turns golden brown on both sides. 9. Serve hot with tomato chutney or yogurt dip!
Masu Baras are an amazing snack that can be served as an appetizer or even as side dish to main course meals such as Biriyani or Pulao! The combination of lentil and meat makes it a tasty dish that is suitable for all occasions. With this recipe, you should be able to make delicious Masu Baras that your family and friends will definitely love.


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