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Showing posts with label Besan. Show all posts

Methi Besan



  • Bunch of Methi/ Fenugreek leaves
  • 1tsp mustard seeds
  • 1tsp jeera/cumin seeds
  • 1tsp haldi/turmeric powder
  • ¾ cup besan/ Chickpea Flour
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tsp jaggery chunks (Indian Sweetener from sugar cane juice - available in India)
  • ½ cup water
  • Oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt to taste

Time Required: 15 mins


  1. Wash methi leaves and then drain the water. Chop the leaves, don’t chop it too finely.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, cumin seeds allow to splutter. Then add Methi leaves cook for 2 mins
  3. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder and then some water and few chunks of jaggery. Then add roasted besan/chickpea flour
  4. To avoid lumps add besan with one hand and stir continuously with the other hand. When besan is mixed uniformly, close the pan with its lid and allow cooking on low heat for 5 – 6 mins.

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Microwave Besan Ladoo


Looking for fast 10 minutes sweet dish? Here is the one…  A recipe for besan ladoo that looks do-able and utterly delicious. You can prepare this in microwave no need of vigorous stirring. You don't have to struggle in front of gas stove to make these laddus:) If it's too dry , heat some more ghee and add it the mixture or you can add a tsp of milk in the dough and make Ladoos:)


  • Besan/Kadalai Mavu/Chickpea Flour - 1 cup 
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup (powdered) 
  • Ghee (Clarified butter) - 1/2 cup 
  • Almonds / Cashews - Few (chopped) 
  • Cardamom Powder- 1 tsp

  1. Add besan and ghee in a microwave safe bowl and set for 2 minutes interval up to 5 or 7 minutes ( Keep checking and stirring after every 2 minutes)
  2. When the aroma comes, remove from heat and cool. 
  3. Add the powdered sugar to it and mix well. 
  4. Add the almonds and shape the mixture into balls using a tsp of milk

Enjoy this super easy sweet dish for any occasion or festival.
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