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Besan Recipe | How To Make Besan

    Besan Recipe | How To Make Besan | Besan Bhat Recipe

    Here are the step-by-step photo instructions to make Besan. This recipe is quite famous, simple and quick to cook. Basan with rice is my favorite menu. Whenever I feel too hungry, I really want that, someone to serve garam garam (hot) besan rice to me with raw onion and pickle. 

    In Maharashtra, mostly in village areas, this menu is very famous. In Vidharbha, Marathwada and Khandesh you will find different versions of besan at different places. 

    Besan is also known as pithala. There are many recipes available for Besan in India. Besan recipe is also known as gram flour, junka, kanda besan, pitla, chickpea flour and garbanzo flour. Gram flour is a staple ingredient of Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi cuisines.

    In Maharashtra, preparation of besan is quite famous and you will find many varieties  of food made with besan flour like Kanda baji, patodya, thalipith, dashmi etc.

    Besan with bhakri is something that a Maharastrian can not ignore if it is served in front of him / her. This is an obvious food item of the part of Maharashtrian veg thali, which is a combination of basen, rice, mirchicha thecha, lonche (pickle) and papad. In my house we like to have this thali mostly in Monsoon.

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    I will love to share my experience with you. I went to “Pratapgarh”, a fort situated in Mahabaleshwar, on a heavy rainy day of Monsoon season. We all were very hungry after climbing around 2000 feet and found a small dhaba on the top of the fort. There we eat several varieties of besan. The experience of hunger, rain, cold with sizzling besan was undescriptable in words.

    I would recommend whenever you go to “Pratapgarh” try this thali you will definitely fall in love with it. All preparations which I have mentioned above are typical Maharashtrian food preparations. Curious about it? Don’t worry I will share this all preparation with you very soon.

    This dish is eaten with bhakri in my house. Everyone from young to old loves to eat Besan Bhakri. This dish is called besan and the flour used in it is also called besan.

    My grandmother is a person who loves this dish more than any other family member of mine. This dish is made twice a week in my house. My aunt makes this dish tastier.

    My aunt’s has her own different way of cooking food and thats why her food has different taste. Every dish she makes is very tasty, one of them is a Bean recipe, for which I can never say no. 

    Ingredients For Besan

    • 1 Cup ‏Besan/ Gram Flour
    • 1 Chopped tomato
    • 10 ‏Curry leaves
    • 1 Big chopped ‏onion
    • ¼ tsp ‏turmeric powder
    • 1 tsp red chili powder
    • ¼ tsp cumin seeds
    • 1 Cup chopped
    • Coriander leaves
    • ¼ tsp ‏mustard seeds
    • 2 Cups water
    • 2 tbsp ‏oil
    • Slat

    How to Make Beasan?

    Step 1: Take one pan and heat the oil. Add cumin seeds and curry leaves in it. Add chopped onion in the oil. Fry until it turns golden. Fried onion and tomatoes leave their aroma in it. It is a tasty combination of onion and tomato. Now our onion is fried as we want, so it is the right time to add chopped tomatoes in it. Fry this mixture until it gets a smooth texture.

    Step 2: Take besan in one mixing bowl and add two cups of water in it, mix it well. Make sure that no basen lumps should form in water. Add a little amount of turmeric powder and coriander leaves in it and mix it.

    Step 3: Now take red chili powder, turmeric powder, garlic, salt and coriander powder in one bowl. Take garlic cloves in khalbatta and grind it well, you can grind it in a mixer-grinder too. Now add this mixture in fried onion and tomatoes, fry it well. Add 1 cup of water in this mixture and wait until water boils.

    Step 4: It is time to add besan in this masala water. Mix it until the mixture gets a thick and smooth texture. Make sure no besan lumps are there. Make it soft and smooth. Cover it for 5 minutes and let it cook.

    Your besan is ready. Garnish coriander leaves on it and serve with bhakri, roti or rice. I would recommend you to have this type of besan recipe with bhakri and rice. Also eat raw onion, pickle and thecha with it. 

    Want to know how to make mirchicha thecha? Don’t worry soon I am going to share this recipe with you. Now enjoy the besan and let me know how it was? Also hit the like button if you like this Besan recipe.

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    One thought on “Besan Recipe | How To Make Besan

    • Priya Banode

      Such an detailed explanation of the recipe!!
      However we do have a variety of traditional home made food that we deliver at doorstep.

      You can check our website here


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