Besan or gram flour is a gluten-free protein-rich source of food that is packed with health benefits. In fact, with besan, you can indulge in snacking without guilt. We encourage you to have sacks but choose the snack s item wisely. Rishta Besan makes mouth-watering crispy pakoras, soft and fluffy Khaman dhokla that’s a healthy choice of snacking. Besan adds fiber to your diet that adds fewer calories and keeps you full for a long time. Not just for snacks, besan is also used to make main dishes and finds various applications for external body use as well. Besan based homemade facepack removes sun tan and lightens the skin. Considering its versatility besan has found a permanent place in our kitchens.
A delicacy from Rajasthani Besan ki sabji is also called as Pitod ki sabji, that is commonly served with chapati or dal/chawal. Besan ki sabzi is a curry we make for festive occasions. Besan batter is cooked, cooled, cut and fried, then simmered in curry. It takes time, it takes skill – but the result is worth every bit of the effort. Let’s find out how to make Besan ki sabzi to get the maximum health benefits of besan which is rich in fiber, iron, potassium, manganese, copper, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, folate, vitamin B-6 and thiamine. Considering Navratri is almost a month away, Besan ki sabzi could be cooked for festive occasions.
Gravy: 1. Take a pan and heat 2 tbsp. oil in it and fry chopped onions till they are brown in color and then add ginger garlic paste in it.
2. Prepare a mixture of red chilli powder (half tsp), turmeric powder (half tsp), jeera powder, coriander powder, salt, and garam masala powder and add it in the kadai.
You can also serve crisp fried besan pieces alone as a starter with coriander chutney or tomato ketchup. Pair up these besan fries with tea or coffee for perfect evening snacking.
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