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Besan, also known as gram flour or chickpea flour, is a pulse flour made from ground chickpeas. It is a staple ingredient in the cuisines of the Indian subcontinent, including in Indian, Bangladeshi, Burmese, Nepali, Pakistani, and Sri Lankan cuisines. Besan is used with water as a batter to coat vegetables before deep-frying to make pakoras. It is also used as a binding agent in cutlets, kababs, and other snacks. Besan is also used as a thickener in curries and as a flour to make rotis and other flatbreads.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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besan (gram flour)

2 cups


1 cup


1 cup

cardamom powder

1/2 teaspoon

chopped almonds

2 tablespoons

chopped pistachios

2 tablespoons



Step 1:

Heat ghee in a pan over medium heat.

Step 2:

Add besan and roast it for 8-10 minutes, stirring continuously.

Step 3:

Add sugar and cardamom powder and mix well.

Step 4:

Cook for another 5 minutes until the mixture starts to leave the sides of the pan.

Step 5:

Remove from heat and let it cool down.

Step 6:

Once cooled, make small balls out of the mixture.

Step 7:

Garnish with chopped almonds and pistachios.

Step 8:

Serve the Besan Ladoo warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 16020 users have chowed down on Besan a whopping 57530 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Indore, Lucknow, Pune, Delhi, Mumbai are the top 5 cities gobbling up Besan like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Besan, our users are head over heels in july, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Besan is the food of choice for 19-23 male, with people of 15-20 BMI also on board.

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