Bengal gram flour


Tamil: kadala maavu
Telugu: Sena pindi
Hindi: besan

Split Bengal gram milled to a fine flour called Bengal Gram Flour or Besan. Besan is used in several recipes as a binding agent as in curries and also to make batters for fritters. Some delicious preparations include dahi ki kadhi in Gujarat, bhajias (dumplings of vegetables, potatoes coated with a besan batter and deep fried), besan ladoo [a sweet made of besan, sugar, cardamom, almonds in ghee (clarified butter)].

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