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Dec 10, 2009

Besan Curry

This is a very easy and yummy curry made with besan. Whenever I was out of vegetables, I make this curry to go with chapathis.


  • 1 cup Chickpea Flour (Senagapindi, Besan)
  • 2 cups Buttermilk (Sour is better)
  • 1 or 2 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 small Onion, chopped fine
  • 1 Tomato, chopped fine
  • Handful of Cilantro, chopped fine
  • Salt

For Seasoning/Tempering:

  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Bengal Gram (Pachi Senagapappu, Chana dal)
  • ¼ tsp Black Gram (Minapappu, Urad dal)
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Few Curry Leaves


Mix together besan + chili powder + salt. Pour buttermilk and mix well. The batter should be little thin.

In a pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add cumin seeds + both dals and fry until the dals turn golden brown in color.

Then add curry leaves + onions + tomatoes and sauté well until the veggies are cooked well. Also add cilantro and mix well.

Finally add the prepared batter to the pan and keep stirring until the mixture thickens and besan loses its raw smell. Keep the flame on low.

Turn off the flame and transfer the curry to a serving bowl. Enjoy this yummy curry with chapathis. This curry tastes so good when still hot.


Shri said... [Reply]

This is new to me!But it looks very tempting, Uma!

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Very new to me too..looks delicious..

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Oh wow...never heard of this curry but it looks yummy! Perfect for rotis.

Poornima Nair said... [Reply]

Never tried this before, sounds delicious.

Faiza Ali said... [Reply]

Thats an interesting recipe. Looks very tempting.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Yummmyyy....We make something similar using drumsticks...its one quick and easy dish liked by everyone...

Sarah Naveen said... [Reply]

Nice click...new one for me..looks delicious..

Cham said... [Reply]

New and delicious side dish. I never thought besan could be a main ingred!

Namitha said... [Reply]

great idea of using besan as the main ingredient :-)

Unknown said... [Reply]

I guess this is same as jhunka of maharashtra

Soma Pradhan said... [Reply]

This looks simple as easy

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

This a new curry to me Uma...looks tasty :)

Sailaja Damodaran said... [Reply]

Interesting & new recipe....

Supriya said... [Reply]

looks nice..it is a fav at my home too.

Tina said... [Reply]

Never tried this...Looks delicious.....

priya said... [Reply]

hi uma,

Thx for visiting my blog and for those lovely comments!...dish looks so tempting and yummy!...glad to follow you. hoping to keep in touch!

Raks said... [Reply]

Sounds interesting and very new to me Uma! Should be YumM!

Cilantro said... [Reply]

Amma made omelette with the besan very similar to this preparation. Should try this curry also.

Nandinis food said... [Reply]

Never tried this before at home , but I read this in Saritha's site. Curry looks delicious and nice recipe!

Finla said... [Reply]

I don't think i have ever had this, indeed when there is not vegetable this is a real handy dish to make.

Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

yummy recipe..different

Jayashree said... [Reply]

This is new to me....sound so easy to make.

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

nice curry. goes great with rotis

Saritha said... [Reply]

This is very different to what i make,loved ur version :)

jayasree said... [Reply]

I make bombay chutney similar to this. But the consistency is runny. Yours look interesting.

Shanthi Krishnakumar said... [Reply]

New to me and delicious.

Vanamala Hebbar said... [Reply]

Looks different!!

karuna said... [Reply]

hey Uma,
Nice recipe. We make besan curry too, but its really thin. Shld give this a shot. Looks yuumy

Madhavi said... [Reply]

Tempting entry, yumm!!

Unknown said... [Reply]

looks yumm

Unknown said... [Reply]

Have never thought of making curry with besan. Looks easy and equally delicious!

kitchen queen said... [Reply]

yummmmmmmmmmmmm curry looks very tempting and delicious.you can visit my blog and give ur comments.

Dolly Sharma said... [Reply]

Wow thats an interesting and smart idea. Love your Besan curry. Many a times it happens we run out of vegetables and now we can try this. Looks delicious.

SUFFIX said... [Reply]

New dish to me, have to try one day!! Thanks.

Sreelekha Sumesh said... [Reply]

New dish to me..looks easy and yummy!

Sushma Mallya said... [Reply]

Something very unique and different,looks so nice & delicious...thanks for dropping by uma & hope to c u again...

Anupama said... [Reply]

I have heard of besan chutney but not curry... very new but sounds yum

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