• Rishta besan

    Go Batters with Besan

    Do you have to think every morning on your breakfast menu? If yes then this article can be of your help. A large number of food ingredients are available in the market but today we will be talking about one such that can be used as cooking product to skincare product. Using besan can be excellent for removing tanning of the skin and also acts as the face and body scrubs.
    What makes your pakoras crispy? Besan is used to make the batter that makes the crispy pakoras. This ingredient is widely available in the market and a very common ingredient found in every Indian kitchen. Obtained from Bengal gram or chickpea, this flour is intensively used for making various gravy curries as well as sweet dishes. Apart from the delicious dishes that can be made from besan, this largely available product does have wide range of health value such as;
    • This food product comes with a bagful of essential nutrients like calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, Vitamin A & K, potassium, copper, selenium, zinc and phosphorous.
    • Can serve as an alternate for eggs, as besan contains heavy sources of protein.
    • It helps in maintaining the blood sugar level by lowering the glycemic index.
    • Besan is free from gluten
    • This food product checks on frequent eating habits.
    Wondering what can be made from bean after knowing the utility of the product? Then here are 3 recipes that you can try out at your home;
    1. Gatte Ki Sabzi
    This authenticates dish of Rajasthan is been appreciated all over India for its delicious taste. Gatte Ki Sabzi is a vegetarian dish that is cooked by making dumpling of besan and then putting them in the curd curry. It forms an inherent part of the Rajasthani thali.
    The ingredients used to make the gatte are besan, whole coriander, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and water. For preparing the gravy, ingredients such as asafoetida, chilli powder, turmeric, curd, coriander powder, cumin seeds and salt are being cooked together to prepare the gravy. Gatte Ki Sabzi goes ideally with roti or hot rice.
    2. Bhunne Besan Ka Murgh Tikka
    Can be considered as an ideal evening snack, this grilled tikkas deliciously fits every occasion. Bhunne Besan Ka Murgh Tikka is made by blending the ingredients like besan, yoghurt, spices and cheese.
    Bhunne Besan Ka Murgh Tikka involves two steps of marinating the chicken. In the first marination the chicken spices are marinated with ginger-garlic paste and salt; keep aside for 20 minutes. In the second marination, the already marinated chicken is again marinated with yoghurt, cheese, chilli powder, gram masala, cumin powder and the main ingredient is the roasted besan. Next, the chicken is been grilled to make the delicious tikkas.
    3. Steamed Dhokla
    While talking about the food made from besan, how can dhokla be forgotten? Here is the authenticate Gujarati dish that is widely preferred in the whole of India for breakfast. The colourful dhoklas are soft-spongy that are preparing by steaming process.
    A smooth thick batter is prepared by mixing the ingredients like besan, turmeric, citric acid, salt and sugar. Liquidised baking powder is been added to the smooth mixture. The mixture is then steamed to make the delicious taste dhoklas.
    Try these recipes at home and I am sure that your friends and family are going to love the treat.