Besan is a powdered form of gram flour. It is popularly known as besan which is a Hindi name for chana dal flour or the Bengal gram flour. This flour is used for making a number of dishes. It has a great aroma and taste. It is a 100% natural flour. It is an ideal ingredient in many Indian cuisines. This is used for coating different food items like fish, chicken, potato, onions, chilli etc. These coated foods make good snacks for tea time. Due to the presence of a good amount of nutrients they are widely used in different forms. This besan is made with high care that there is no lump formation in the flour due to moisture. The colour of the flour is maintained as pale yellow. They are made in 100% hygienic environment for increasing its shelf life. There are no insects or infections in the flour. They are fresh and aromatic. They are known for their unique aroma. Because of the aroma, they are used to make dishes that are aromatic and flavourful. Besan is used for making sweets like ladoo and halwa in the northern part of India. They are used to make cheela which is a pancake made of besan. The batter is prepared by mixing besan in water along with salt and spices. There are a number of nutritional benefits of this gram flour. They are ground in mills now but earlier they were hand ground in between big stones. It was a hard work of manpower and takes a lot of time. Sometimes it also leads to accidents caused by the stones. So in order to overcome these extra works the readily available besan is preferred which have the similar taste, texture and aroma as the old traditional flour that was used for different purposes.
Bengal gram flour
Place of Origin
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Uses of Product
Besan is used for making pakoras like egg pakora, onion pakora, bread pakora, etc
Besan is used for making sindhi curries.
Besan is a main ingredient for making sweets and desserts like laddu, halwa etc.
It can be mixed with other flours for making the flavorful batter.
It is used for stuffing and filling.
Besan is used for preparing vegetable and fruit fritters
It creates thick consistency in your soups, stews and stocks
Besan is used for making different types of omelettes
Besan is used for making koftas, cutlets and patties
It is also used as a facial mask for the clean and healthy skin.
It lowers the risk of heart problems.
Besan is good for diabetic patients.
It helps in lowering weight gain.
It helps in fighting against allergies.
Besan is gluten free.
Besan is good for anaemia.
It lowers risk of genetic disorders like autism.
Besan improves the skin health.
Besan prevents breast cancer.
It is high in protein.
Besan has low carbohydrate and calorie.
Besan is highly preferred for making snacks, sweets and pancakes. It can be had for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are also good for parties and functions.
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