How to make Besan Vadi in Coconut Curry -

A delicious recipe made with the flavourful coconut

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Gram flour (besan) (बेसन), Fresh coconut (ताज़ा नारियल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Besan Vadi in Coconut Curry

Besan Vadi in Coconut Curry 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 : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Besan Vadi in Coconut Curry Recipe

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 cup

  • Fresh coconut scraped 1/2 cup

  • Oil 2 tablespo for greasing

  • Cumin seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Asafoetida 1 pinch

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Poppy seeds 2 tablespoons

  • Sesame seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Small onion sliced 1

  • Garlic 4-5 cloves

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander sprig to garnish


Step 1

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan, add 1 tsp cumin seeds and let the seeds change colour. Add green chillies, asafoetida, turmeric powder and gram flour and mix well.

Step 2

Add 1 cup water and keep stirring, on medium heat, so that there are no lumps. Cook till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan. Add salt and coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 3

Grease a small steel thali with oil, add the cooked mixture and spread it evenly.

Step 4

Heat sufficient water in a steamer, keep the thali in it and steam for 10-15 minutes.

Step 5

Meanwhile, heat a non-stick pan, add poppy seeds and sesame seeds and dry roast till golden colour. Transfer onto a plate and let it cool.

Step 6

Add onion and garlic to the same pan and roast for 1-2 minutes. Add coconut, mix well and roast till golden in colour. Set aside to cool.

Step 7

Put the coconut mixture into a blender jar, add poppy seeds-sesame seeds and a little water and blend to a smooth paste.

Step 8

Heat the remaining oil in another non-stick pan, add the remaining cumin seeds and let them change colour. Add the ground paste, mix well and saute till it turns golden in colour.

Step 9

Add red chilli powder, mix well and saute for 1 minute. Add sufficient water, mix well and let it come to a boil. Add salt and mix well. Cook for another 3-4 minutes.

Step 10

Bring the thali out of the steamer, cut into large diamond shaped pieces and de-mould.

Step 11

Ladle out some of the coconut curry into serving bowls, place some of the steamed vadis over it, garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot.

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