How to make Besan Ka Puda -

A type of dosa made with gram flour batter mixed with onion, tomato and masalas.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member minty gill.

Main Ingredients : Gram flour (besan) , Onion (प्याज़ )

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Besan Ka Puda

Besan Ka Puda Recipe Card


Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Besan Ka Puda Recipe

  • Gram flour (besan) 2 cups

  • Onion chopped 2 medium

  • Tomato chopped 1 medium

  • Ginger grated 1 inch

  • Green chillies chopped 3

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 teaspoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil to shallow fry


Step 1

In a large bowl mix together besan, onions, tomatoes, ginger, green chillies and coriander leaves and mix well. Add little water and mix well.

Step 2

Add cumin seeds, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt and mix well. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Pour a ladle full batter on the tawa and spread it like a dosa and cook till pudas turn golden brown or gets cooked. Serve with mint chutney or with sauce.

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