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1206 besan recipes


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besan recipes, 1206 veg recipes using Besan

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

besan recipes. besan indian recipe collection. 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.

Maharashtrian PitlaMaharashtrian Pitla

Be it the sweet Gujarati Kadhi, Rajasthani Pakoda kadhi or the Punjabi kadhi, besan forms an integral part in these dishes. Apart from that, besan is used exclusively as the main ingredient in a variety of dishes like pakora, authentic Gujarati snacks like Khandvi, Khaman Dhokla and Rajasthani gravies like gatte ki subzi. Maharashtra's famous batata vada, bhajji pav, pitla, zunka etc. Besan can be used as a thickener in gravies, as a batter for frying,the binding agent in kebab/patty or as an egg replacer.

Indian starter recipes using besan

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? You can surely munch on them guilt-free. Also, these sprouts tikki can be relished for starter or evening snacks with tongue-tickling chutneys.

Paneer Cheese BallsPaneer Cheese Balls

How about marinating some cottage cheese with curd and dry spices? The addition of besan to the marinade helps in binding all the ingredients together. Relish hot paneer tikka with mint chutney! You can even deep fry some crumbly, melt-in-the-mouth Paneer cheese balls or cocktail-sized vegetable kebab for your next party!

It is also used to make an array of dry snacks like South India's ribbon sev, Gujarat's fafda, chakli or fried masala peanut.

Besan Chilla recipes

Tomato Omelette RecipeTomato Omelette Recipe

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

Indian Sweet Recipes using Besan

Motichoor Ke LadooMotichoor Ke Ladoo

Traditional Indian Mithai recipes made from besan like Mysore Pak, Sweet Boondi and Mohanthal are loved by one and all. Using sweet boondi, you can even prepare delicious Motichoor Ke Ladoo. Other than these Indian sweets like Besan barfi, Besan laddoo, Baked Besan gujiya and Besan sheera are quick and easy to make.

You can even make besan laddoo in a microwave oven. In all these recipes, make sure you roast the besan well to avoid a raw smell. An addition of cardamom powder and mixed dry-fruits enhances the taste and texture greatly. You can make these delights for festive occassions like Ganesh Chaturthi and Diwali. They also make a good treat for kids.

Enjoy our collection of 1206 veg recipes using Besan and cook new delights every day!

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Besan Laddoo ( Mithai)
Recipe# 2034
30 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Besan Laddoo is one of the most popular mithai in Indian cuisine. It might be known by various names, but this delicious laddoos of spiced and sweetened besan is famous all over the country. When making this, remember that the rich flavour of the laddoo depends ....
Besan Paratha, Zero Oil Besan Paratha
Recipe# 22222
04 Jul 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Roasted besan has a rich and appetising aroma, a property that is usually used well in the realm of sweets. However, we have innovatively used roasted besan along with taste givers like ginger-green chilli paste, as the stuffing for whole wheat parathas. This simple yet tasty Besan Paratha is al ....
Besan Laddoo ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 4896
19 Jul 15

 
by Tarla Dalal
Who has not heard of Besan Laddoo? This all-time favourite Indian mithai holds a very special place in Indian cuisine, because it has withstood the test of time and geography. Although known by different names, it is popular in almost all the regions of India, and ....
Rice and Besan Pancake
Recipe# 22619
04 Jul 18

 by Tarla Dalal
You would never have imagined that leftover rice can be cooked up into such an exciting snack! Add some coriander and green chillies for pep, a few flours for binding, and there you have a quick-fix batter to make tasty Rice and Besan Pancakes. The batter made using 2 cups of leftover rice can make ....
Besan Masala Peanuts, Microwave Besan Masala Groundnut
Recipe# 4893
01 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Crisp and spicy Besan Masala Peanuts are very popular all over India. They are flavoured in different ways – in the North, they are made with a slightly tangy flavour, while in the South it is more of spice than tang, but irrespective of the seasoning, the snack itself is very famous and much-loved ....
Khandvi ( Besan Gujarati Khandvi)
Recipe# 33282
21 Jul 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
If somebody asks you to make Khandvi, they are probably testing your cooking skills! This delectable Gujarati snack, made of a besan and curd batter, is one of the tastiest foods you can sink your teeth into. Appearing like tightly-rolled up sheets, ....
Besan and Green Pea Chila ( Microwave Recipe )
Recipe# 33855
20 Aug 10

 by Tarla Dalal
Ever heard of making chilas in a microwave? um, how do you make a pancake without a pan? we thought it worth a try, and were amazed by how easy and tasty it turned out to be. It is so hassle-free that you can actually make it fresh in front of your guests, without worrying about smoke or oil fumes! ....
Besan Chilla, Besan Cheela
Recipe# 33439
23 Oct 17

 
by Tarla Dalal
When we think of Indian pancakes, dosa and chilla are two of the first options that come to our mind. While dosa is a taken-for-granted breakfast in South India, c ....
Jowar Bajra Besan Thalipeeth
Recipe# 35085
18 Oct 10

 
by Tarla Dalal
Here we present you with one of Maharashtra’s most popular and nutritious delicacies! Made of whole grains, the Jowar Bajra Besan Thalipeeeth is rich in protein, calcium and iron. You can also use the same combination of flours to make chapattis that are healthy and wholesome. Cabbage adds not j ....
Besan Sheera (  Desi Khana)
Recipe# 1528
05 Apr 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Since gram flour is generally known for its thickening properties, besan sheera is very easy and quick to make. You can easily prepare it for functions, party or for sudden but special guests. Just ensure you roast the gram flour well to avoid a raw smell. Also, take care to serve hot.
Besan Barfi, Indian Sweet
Recipe# 42128
07 Jul 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Richness personified yet unbelievably easy to make, the Besan Barfi is an Indian sweet that even beginners can make very quickly. The secret of this recipe’s success lies in the proportions of ingredients and the smart methods of cooking them. The use of besan ....
Fafda Recipe, Gujarati Fafda, Crispy Besan Snack
Recipe# 42193
22 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
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Fafda is a traditional Gujarati snack, which is kind of like a test of one’s cooking skills! This crispy besan snack requires a lot of practice, and once you master the art, it shows your culinary prowess. You need to shape and loosen the dough tactfully, an ....
Cauliflower Greens and Besan Muthia
Recipe# 41007
11 Nov 08

 by Tarla Dalal
How often we find ourselves picking lush cauliflowers at the market, only to quickly discard the greens and stow the cauliflower head alone into the fridge! Well, this recipe will help you discover the goodness of this often unused part of the cauliflower. The greens are a great source of iron ....
Fafda Chutney, Besan Chutney
Recipe# 42452
22 Sep 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
A breakfast of Fafda served with this Besan Chutney is every Gujarati’s idea of a perfect start to Sunday or any holiday. It may be made at home or bought readymade. Also enjoyed on Holi and other holidays this awesome chutney amazes you with its brilliant flavour and mouth-feel. What makes it u ....
Shimla Mirch Besan ki Sukhi Subzi
Recipe# 42196
18 Oct 17

 
by Tarla Dalal
An interesting subzi of besan and capsicum cubes, tempered with cumin seeds and sautéed with a range of spice powders, which add more josh to the naturally flavourful capsicum. Capsicum has a pleasantly spicy flavour, which is accentuated by the addition of sugar and lemon juice. The roasted bes ....
Besan Bread Toast, Tava Bread Toast
Recipe# 42042
29 Aug 17

 by Tarla Dalal
This is a very unique, classically Indian toast that is made by tava-cooking bread coated with a batter of besan perked up with spice powders and veggies. The Besan Bread Toast has a crisp and spicy, veggie-dotted outer surface that reminds you of bhajiyas. This slowly gives way to the succu ....
Non Fried Besan Chakli, Diabetic Friendly
Recipe# 41166
19 Jun 18

 by Tarla Dalal
This simple and delicious recipe is a real treat for diabetics and weight watchers . Chaklis, the popular Indian snack, is usually deep-fried and contains loads of ....
Baked Besan Gujiya
Recipe# 42011
03 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
The Baked Besan Gujiya is a crisp pocket of whole wheat flour dough stuffed with a rich mixture of roasted besan and nuts. This version of gujiya is interestingly healthier than the traditional version as it is baked rather than deep-fried. Yet, it has an amazing crispness that gives way to the ....
Besan Coated Fried Masala Peanuts
Recipe# 41929
19 Jul 17

 
by Tarla Dalal
Indians love peanuts, and there is no refuting this statement! Whether served boiled, roasted or deep-fried, peanuts have the potential to perk up your mood at any time. They are an especially wonderful accompaniment to tea! Of all the many forms in which peanuts are enjoyed in India, the Besan ....
Besan Chila Sandwich ( Tiffin Recipe)
Recipe# 40318
04 Jul 18

 by Tarla Dalal
It is surprising how two contrasting items – traditonal chila and whole wheat bread slices – work well in harmony to create a satiating sandwich! While you are sure to have had chila before, you would never have thought of using it as the stuffing for a sandwich! Interestingly, the rustic flavour of ....
Maharashtrian Pitla, Pitla Recipe, Besan Pitla Recipe
Recipe# 40781
20 Apr 16

 by Tarla Dalal
Pitla is a popular accompaniment that Maharashtrians never tire of having! Once you try it, you will want to have it too, as often as possible. Made with minimal and commonly available ingredients, the Besan Pitla is a quick and easy accompaniment that goes well with ric ....
Nylon Khaman Dhokla ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 547
27 Jun 18

 by Tarla Dalal
These dhoklas are so soft and spongy that the reference to nylon is really apt! What is more, this recipe is also very easy to implement if you follow these simple instructions properly and practice it a bit. The addition of fruit salt to the batter, and water to the tempering, are the two main fact ....
Dal Baati Churma
Recipe# 3645
02 Oct 18

 by Tarla Dalal
This three-in-one treat is a typical Rajasthani treat. The Rajasthanis specialise in serving sweet and savoury dishes in combinations that steal the heart and delight the taste buds. A platter of semi-sweet Churma, spicy Dal and deep-fried Baati, is one ....
Vada Pav
Recipe# 2811
24 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Mumbai’s very own burger. The vada is made of a spicy potato filling deep fried in a gram flour batter. Along with a hot and spicy garlic chutney, it is served inside a small "Laddi Pav". I have fond memories of sharing a vada pav with my son while travelling on a business trip to Vapi by t ....
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