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Veg recipes using Besan

In case of Indian cuisine, besan should be called all-purpose flour instead of Maida!

Besan or gram flour is a pale yellow colored, nutty flavored flour made by grinding Chana dal (Bengal gram). The Chana dal can be either raw or roasted, when roasted it has a stronger flavor which is better than the raw bitter flour. Besan is high in protein content, gluten-free and rich in other nutrients like magnesium, calcium, zinc, and iron. Owing anti-microbial properties, besan is mixed with different ingredients to create a home-made pack that acts as a cleanser in exfoliating all types of skin.

You can make besan flour at home by grinding (preferably roasted) Bengal gram in a food processor until the mixture becomes a fine powder. You can store this flour in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to six months or in the freezer for up to twelve months.

Other than pakora, besan is used exclusively as the main ingredient in a variety of dishes. It can be used as a thickener in gravies, as a batter for frying, binding agent in kebab/patty, egg replacer.

Besan as a Binding agent

Chickpea flour is very absorbent and can be used as a binding agent while making varieties of appetizers (be it kebab/tikka/patty). Give a healthy twist to the very famous aloo tikki? Make these sprouts tikki for starter or evening snacks. How about marinating some cottage cheese with curd and dry spices? Relish hot paneer tikka with mint chutney! Also, you can deep fry some crumbly, melt-in the mouth Paneer cheese balls  or cocktail-sized vegetable kebab for your next party! 

Besan as an egg replacer

Escalate your energy levels at the start of the day with these light on tummy, easy to make besan chilla. These protein packed, low in calories chilla is surely going to lead you to a beautiful day. Try making Lauki chilla which are packed with succulence of bottle gourd, tanginess of curd and the warmth of chilli powder. If you don't like lauki then flip some tomato omelette

Besan as thickening agent

Be it the sweet Gujarati Kadhi, Rajasthani Pakoda kadhi or the Punjabi kadhi, besan forms an integral part in these dishes. 

Besan as the main ingredient 

From Gujarat's authentic snack Khandvi , Rajasthani  gravy gatte ki subzi, Maharashtra's batata vada to a number of famous Indian sweets like barfi, laddoo , gujiya and sheera, besan plays a vital role in creating them. It is also used to make an array of dry snacks like the South India's ribbon sev, Gujarat's fafda, chakli or fried masala peanut

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Sprouts Dhokla
Recipe# 39007
Today

 by Tarla Dalal
Once a gujarati staple, steamed and low cal dhoklas are universally popular these days! they make a particularly wholesome and light breakfast. Add sprouted moong and spinach to add colour and make them more nourishing.
Paneer Tikka Kathi Rolls
Recipe# 3559
22 Sep 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
These rolls are a healthy version of frankies and make a complete meal by themselves. The chapatis have been made with whole wheat flour which is a good source of iron and fibre as compared to the usual plain flour (maida) rotis. The paneer and vegetable filling enriches these rolls with essential ....
Ragi and Broccoli Cutlets
Recipe# 40779
22 Sep 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
These scrumptious cutlets are made of ragi and broccoli, perked up with spice powders, mint and spring onions. Potatoes add to the volume of the cutlet mix, while mint and spring onions give it a fabulous aroma and flavour. The Ragi and Broccoli Cutlets are rolled in oats, to give the outer su ....
Kadhi ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 607
31 May 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Kadhi is inseparable from gujarati cuisine. It is basically a wonderful sweet and spicy curd mixture thickened with gram flour, which can be enhanced in many ways using other ingredients like pakoras and koftas. This simple dish requires tact and perfection, which comes from practice. Remember never ....
Methi Thepla, Thepla Recipe Without Curds for Traveller
Recipe# 40726
Yesterday

 by Tarla Dalal
Nothing like theplas to carry along on a journey. Not only are they very tasty with the superb flavour and aroma of methi, they are also satiating and convenient. To make these theplas we have used a whole wheat flour dough with a large assortment of taste-giving ingredients ranging from green c ....
Mohanthal  ( Mithai Cookbook)
Recipe# 2047
07 Sep 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Mohanthal is a traditional mithai with the rich flavour and melt-in-the-mouth texture of ghee-roasted besan. Rose water and spices like cardamom and saffron give the sweet an enticing flavour and captivating aroma, while an assortment of slivered nuts makes the sweet richer. Popular in Rajasthan and ....
Rice and Cucumber Pancakes
Recipe# 38998
28 Aug 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
These instant pancakes require no advance preparations. Just whip them up in time for a quick breakfast or tuck them into your child’s tiffin box. Besan and potatoes act as binding agents and ensure the pancakes are of the right texture.
Bread Fritters
Recipe# 22626
02 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Bread, soaked in curds and bound with besan, is mixed into a thick batter together with an assortment of interesting ingredients like grated carrots, coriander, and so on. When deep-fried this innovative batter transforms into an appetizing and tasty Bread Fritter that you will enjoy sinking your te ....
Cabbage Pakoda
Recipe# 41124
29 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Pakodas don’t always have to be onion-based. Here is an irresistibly crunchy and excitingly flavoured pakoda made with cabbage. Cabbage and coriander, held together with besan and spiced with chilli powder, make awesome pakodas, which taste great with green chutney. Serve the Cabbage Pakodas hot ....
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki
Recipe# 38028
21 Sep 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Diabetic-friendly ingredients like chana dal and cabbage, flavoured elegantly with mint leaves and cumin seeds powder, make brilliant tikkis! The crispness of the Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki brought about by the interplay of chana dal and curds is indeed remarkable, but must be had fresh off the tav ....
Sweet Boondi
Recipe# 37970
23 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Sweet boondi, a very easy and quick way to make these delicious boondi. Serve them hot to your guest and they will surely relish it!
Doodhi Muthia ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 553
25 Jul 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Muthia is a fist-shaped steamed snack that's much-loved by the Gujaratis. Doodhi and onions when combined with an apt combination of semolina and flours like whole wheat flour and besan yield delicious Doodhi Muthias. Ingredients like ginger, green chillies ....
Tomato Omelette Recipe
Recipe# 42414
23 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Here’s an opportunity for vegetarians to enjoy their own creative version of omelette! A combination of besan and chopped tomatoes with an exciting touch of spices gives you a tasty and succulent Tomato Omelette. A few other ingredients like onions, green chillies, ginger, etc., add to the crunchine ....
Kofta Makhani
Recipe# 22194
23 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
The very word 'makhani' brings to our mind a rich gravy with lots of butter and cream! However, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that the same magical impact can be created in a healthy fashion by using low-fat milk. The vibrant, red-coloured kofta used in this delightful dish is made us ....
Mini Bhakarwadi
Recipe# 41280
01 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Bhakarwadi is one of the most famous of Maharashtrian snacks. It is a dry snack, which has an interesting spiral shape with alternate layers of masala and dough. Two things are important to get the best results when making Bhakarwadi. First, the masala ....
Pyaaz ki Kachori
Recipe# 3636
21 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
These kachoris probably originated in Jodhpur but are today popular throughout Rajasthan. Very few households actually prepare these crisp, flaky deep-fried kachoris stuffed with an onion filling. Steaming hot Pyaaz ki Kachoris or Aloo Pyaaz ki Kachoris are sold at most 'namkeen' shops in Rajast ....
Tandoori Paneer Tikka
Recipe# 32950
14 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
A party without tandoori party starters is truly incomplete! And of all such starters, the Tandoori Paneer Tikka is especially popular. The perfect blend of spices and smoky flavour of the marinated a ....
Doodhi Muthia
Recipe# 2752
16 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
A perfect blend of flours, with grated bottle gourd and spices, makes the Doodhi Muthias absolutely delightful to bite into, while cooking them in a Microwave oven makes it a really quick and convenient dish to prepare. Top the Doodhi Muthias w ....
Cauliflower Nu Bhanolu ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 560
23 Nov 14

 by Tarla Dalal
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A mildly-flavoured and easy-to-make snack that is very popular in ahmedabad, cauliflower no bhanolu uses coconut milk as the primary ingredient. The tempering that is sprinkled atop the batter before cooking adds to its zest. This microwave version is very easy and quick to make, adapted to suit tod ....
Instant Whole Wheat Masala Papad
Recipe# 41908
02 Aug 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Your grandmas would surely have told you of their younger days when foods like papads were not available in shops and had to be made at home. Their eyes usually mist wistfully at the thought of the fresh and vibrant taste of those homemade treats. Well, here we show you how to make papad at home ....
Masala Karela
Recipe# 7462
01 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
You will be amazed by how effectively grated cauliflower masks the bitterness of karela, making it a delicacy that even kids would not mind eating. Perked up with onion, coriander and spice powders, Masala Karela is a treat to the taste buds, and a wonder food for your body too, as karela contains a ....
Punjabi Pakoda Kadhi
Recipe# 8679
28 Jul 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Freshly prepared pakodis of besan perked up with coriander, green chillies and green chillies are floated in a mouth-watering kadhi. The kadhi is quite richly flavoured with an assortment of spices ranging from cloves and cinnamon to fenugreek and coriander seeds, and the pakodas are an added attrac ....
Gujarati Kadhi
Recipe# 106
18 Jul 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Kadhi is a traditional gujarati preparation of a wonderful sweet and spicy curd mixture thickened with gram flour, which can be enhanced in many ways using other ingredients like pakoras and koftas. Remember never to boil the kadhi on a high flame as it tends to curdle. Gujarati kadhi goes very well ....
Palak Pakora, Palak Pakoda
Recipe# 42079
04 Sep 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
This is an interesting pakoda that combines the vibrant colour of spinach and the exciting crunch of onions with a dash of spice powders for flavour. We have combined the right amounts of besan and rice flour to give the Palak Pakora an awesome crunch. A must-try recipe, the Palak Pakora will ad ....
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