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Recipe: Besan ke Aloo

Potato curry made with besan.


150 gms besan (bengal gram flour)
6 tbsp oil
2 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
2 chopped onions
1 tsp garam masala
2 bayleaf (tejpatta)
salt to taste
2 chopped green chillies
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 1/2 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
chilli powder (to taste)


Combine the besan, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala ,salt and 1 tbsp oil in a pan and mix well.

Add the onions, coriander and green chillies, mix well and knead into a soft dough.

Divide the dough into equal portions and shape them into small balls.

Boil enough water in a deep pan, add these besan balls and cook for 5 to 6 minutes.

Remove the balls from pan and keep the water aside for gravy.
Cut the balls into 4 pieces and keep aside.

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan, add these pieces and saute till they turn light pink in colour. Keep aside.

Heat the remaining oil in a pan, add the onions and saute till they turn golden brown.

Add the garlic paste , turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, bay leaves and 1/2 cup of water and mix well.

Add the water, in which besan was cooked and mix well.

Add the fried besan pieces and cook on a slow flame for 6 to 8 minutes.
Serve hot garnished with coriander.

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