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Besan Ki Subzi

  • Besan Ki Subzi
Source: Show Me the Curry
Serves: 4
Time: 35 mins

Good with: Rotis or Rice

    Ingredients for Besan:
  • 1 cup chickpea flour (besan)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp haldi powder
  • 1 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/4 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp minced green chillies
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 4 cups water

    Ingredients for Curry:
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1.5 tbsp dhania powder
  • 4 minced green chillies
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • a few sprigs chopped cilantro for garnishing
  • salt to taste
    Method:
  • in a mixing bowl, add chickpea flour, Salt, red chilli powder, garam masala, and turmeric powder and mix well
  • add ghee and mix thoroughly
  • add ginger, garlic, green chillies and yogurt
  • knead to form a stiff dough (dough will be sticky and will stick to hands)
  • In a deep pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil
  • Lightly coat fingertips and hands with oil; divide dough into approx. 4 portions and roll each portion between hands to form a thin cylinder shape (log)
  • drop the cylinders into the boiling water and boil for approx. 5 minutes; be sure to gently stir after the first minute
  • cylinders will float up when they are cooked; continue boiling for 1 minute more
  • remove from water and allow cylinders to cool before cutting them into 1/2 inch pieces (gatte)
  • DO NOT discard the boiling water as it will be used in a later step
  • in a non-stick pan, heat 2 tbsp ghee
  • add cumin seeds and allow them to sizzle
  • add tomatoes and cook for 1 minute
  • add gatte and cook for 2 minutes
  • in the meantime, mix 1 cup yogurt with red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, coriander powder, green chillies, garlic, ginger and salt
  • switch off stove and add the yogurt mixture slowly while stirring continuously
  • turn stove back on medium-high heat and add 2 cups of the reserved boiling water. Bring to a boil
  • cover and cook on medium heat for approx. 10 minutes
  • garnish with cilantro (coriander leaves) and serve with rot is or rice