Besan Ke Nimboo

A new version of gram flour with a touch of lemon. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Besan Ke Nimboo
Main Ingredients Gram flour (besan), Lemons
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sour
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Besan Ke Nimboo

  • 1/4 cup Gram flour (besan)
  • 3 Lemons
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 2-3 stalk Spring onion greens
  • 7-8 Spring onion bulbs
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 inch piece Ginger
  • 5-6 Green chillies
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons Yogurt


  1. Coarsely chop onion and spring onion greens. Quarter the spring onion bulbs.
  2. Heat oil in a non stick pan. Add cumin seeds and as they turn brown, add onion and sauté for ½ a minute.
  3. Chop ginger (you can also grate it) and add to the pan. Halve the green chillies vertically and add to the pan.
  4. Add spring onion bulbs and continue to sauté. Soak the boondi in ½ cup water.
  5. Add spring onion greens to the pan along with salt, turmeric powder and yogurt and mix well.
  6. Sprinkle gram flour on top but do not mix. Cover the pan and allow it to cook.
  7. Halve the lemons and remove the pips.
  8. Squeeze the juice and add to the rest of the ingredients in the pan, cover and cook till the gram flour gets well cooked in the steam.
  9. Drain the boondi and add. Mix well.
  10. Reduce heat, cover and cook again for a couple of minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 162.25
Carbohydrates 15.6
Protein 3
Fat 10.65
Other Fiber 0.44