How to make Besan Tikka Masala -

Masaledar besan tikkas cooked in a delightful gravy.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Gram Flour, Tomatoes (टमाटर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters


For more recipes related to Besan Tikka Masala checkout Khaman Dhokla, Khandvi, Besan Methi Cheela With Cheese, Sandwich Dhokla . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Takiya Pulava Kabab, Hazelnut-Chocolate Stuffed Pancakes, Jaggery Pancake, Moong Dosa.

Besan Tikka Masala

Besan Tikka Masala Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 1-1.30 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Besan Tikka Masala Recipe

  • Gram Flour 1 cup

  • Tomatoes finely chopped 1 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 3 teaspoons

  • Asafoetida 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 1 tablespoon + for greasing + shallow-frying

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Tomato roughly chopped 1 medium

  • Green chilli finely chopped 1

  • Tomato puree 1/2 cup

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Green chilli 1 for garnishing


Step 1

Put gram flour, salt, 2 tsps red chilli powder and asafoetida into a bowl and mix. Add 1 cup water and whisk to make a smooth batter.

Step 2

Heat a deep non-stick pan, add gram flour batter and cook, stirring continuously to avoid forming any lumps. Cook till the mixture thickens. Add 1 tbsp water and continue to cook for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, to get a smooth consistency.

Step 3

Heat 1 tbsp oil in another deep non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and onion and sauté till translucent. Add ginger-garlic paste and mix well. Add tomato, green chilli, remaining red chilli powder and tomato puree and mix well. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes.

Step 4

Grease a barfi tray with oil, pour gram flour mixture into it and let it set at room temperature, then cut into small cubes.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in another non-stick pan, shallow-fry besan tikkas in it, turning sides, till brown.

Step 6

Add salt and fried besan tikkas, garam masala powder to the second pan with the masala and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 7

Serve hot garnished with whole green chilli.

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