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Besan

Besan

I honestly don’t know if this dish exists , or it is one of my mothers inventions, but we have been eating Besan since we were kids, and loving it! When I grew up, I tasted Zunka, and realised that our Besan has a Maharashtrian cousin! I love Besan as it quick to whip up and so delicious to it, more so in winters.

Ingredients (1)

Gram Flour / Besan 3 heaped Tbspn

Curd / Yogurt 2 Heaped Tbspn

Water (about a cup)

¼ Tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi

½ Tsp Red Chilly Powder / Mirchi

Salt to taste

Ingredients (2)

Oil, 1 Tbspn

Asafoetida / Hing , 1/4th Tsp

Cumin Seeds / Jeera, 1/4th Tsp

Mustard Seeds / Rye ¼ th Tsp

Half of a small Onion, finely chopped

4-5 cloves of Garlic, finely chopped

Dry Red Chillies, 2

Curry Leaves, 4-5

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Method

In a bowl mix together all the Ingredients (1)

Stir well till the mix is lump free. The consistency should be watery. Keep aside

Heat a pan and add the Oil to it.

Put in the Asafoetida, Cumin and Rye seeds.

When the seeds pop add the Dry Red Chilles and Curry Leaves. Saute for 3-4 minutes

Toss in the chopped Onion and Garlic and saute till the Onions turn translucent.

To this add the mix for Ingredients (1)

Keep stirring, on a low flame, till the mixture starts thickening.

Allow it to form a gel like consistency.

Switch off flame, garnish with chopped Coriander and serve hot.

Bread is the best accompaniment, along with Raw Onions. Tastes good with Roti too.

Besan_Sirimiri

 

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Besan
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Recipe type: Meal
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2
 
Besan I honestly don’t know if this dish exists , or it is one of my mothers inventions, but we have been eating Besan since we were kids, and loving it! When I grew up, I tasted Zunka, and realised that our Besan has a Maharashtrian cousin! I love Besan as it quick to whip up and so delicious to it, more so in winters.
Ingredients
  • Gram Flour / Besan 3 heaped Tbspn
  • Curd / Yogurt 2 Heaped Tbspn
  • Water (about a cup)
  • ¼ Tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi
  • ½ Tsp Red Chilly Powder / Mirchi
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil, 1 Tbspn
  • Asafoetida / Hing , ¼
  • th
  • Tsp
  • Cumin Seeds / Jeera, ¼
  • th
  • Tsp
  • Mustard Seeds / Rye ¼ th Tsp
  • Half of a small Onion, finely chopped
  • 4-5 cloves of Garlic, finely chopped
  • Dry Red Chillies, 2
  • Curry Leaves, 4-5
Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix together all the Ingredients (1)
  2. Stir well till the mix is lump free. The consistency should be watery. Keep aside
  3. Heat a pan and add the Oil to it.
  4. Put in the Asafoetida, Cumin and Rye seeds.
  5. When the seeds pop add the Dry Red Chilles and Curry Leaves. Saute for 3-4 minutes
  6. Toss in the chopped Onion and Garlic and saute till the Onions turn translucent.
  7. To this add the mix for Ingredients (1)
  8. Keep stirring, on a low flame, till the mixture starts thickening.
  9. Allow it to form a gel like consistency.
  10. Switch off flame, garnish with chopped Coriander and serve hot.
  11. Bread is the best accompaniment, along with Raw Onions. Tastes good with Roti too.

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10 Comments

  1. Never heard of besan in a recipe. But this looks yummy and easy to prepare. With ingredients that can e available in kitchen I will try it soon.

    1. We’ve been having besan since childhood too and it is one of my favourites. Will try your recipe next time since it is slightly different from ours. Raw onions are a must with it!

  2. Mayuri Nidigallu Pinal Shah

    Ohhhh.. Besan, it is my family favorite dish. Sometimes we make Besan with drumsticks. Besan and jaggery Bhakhri also tests good. Yummmyyy.

  3. I still remember coming from school and my Mom serving us this hot and creamy besan with fresh hot chapatis when in want of any other vegetables at home, I loved it – thanks for sharing the recipe !

  4. In rajasthan there are plenty of dishes made from Besan. The recipe you mentioned above is also made without curd in it and we call it as peetla and there is one more thing that can be done with your dish , you can set it for few mins and cut into pieces and then fry it, it gives another dish.

  5. Looks absolutely drool worthy M. We call gram flour besan and a similar dish kadhi which I am sure you know about. Will next time try eating it with bread.

  6. This is one ingredient with so many versions and names, we also use to make this recipe in our house with different name. It’s so yummy to eat

  7. Mayuri Nidigallu Judy Morris

    I am from Indore and I used to miss Besan big time. Thanks for sharing the recipe I will surely make it at home. I have never eaten Zunka though.

  8. Besan is my fav ingredient when it comes to healthy eating. I always experiment with it for different meals a day

  9. this looks pretty nice. I haven’t heard of this dish or zunka!!! i use besan in different food though, but this as a recipe is so new to me. will try this.

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