PATWADI – Spicy Besan Sabji


  • 1 Cup of Besan/Gram Flour
  • 1 Pod of Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin seeds[Jeera]
  • 11/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 3-4 Green Chillies
  • 2 Teaspoon Peanut Powder
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric[haldi]
  • 1 Teaspoon Asafotedia [Hing]
  • Salt to taste
  • Refined Oil for cooking


  1. Crush garlic cloves along with green chillies and cumin seeds. Keep it aside.
  2. Add gram flour to a flat pan. Add crushed garlic chilly paste, turmeric, asafotedia and salt.
  3. Add salt and fresh coriander to the flour.
  4. Add water and make a tight dough of gram flour.
  5. Roll the dough into indian bread[roti]. And cut pieces into sqaure shapes. Remember to apply dry flour on the rolling platform to avoid stickiness of gram flour dough.
  6. Grease knife with oil before cutting as it makes cutting easy.
  7. Now, heat oil in a wak.
  8. Add asafotedia and crushed garlic into oil.
  9. Let garlic fry for a second and now add turmeric and half a glass of water. Cover the pan and wait for boil.
  10. Now add red chilli powder and salt in pan. Cover the pan and wait for boil.
  11. Add another glass of water to the pan. Only after the boiling water reduces to half.
  12. After few minutes adds besan pieces into the pan and let it cook after 10-15 minutes.
  13. The recipe is ready to eat as the besan pieces float on the curry.
  14. Switch off the gas and add peanut powder and garnish with fresh coriander.


Tip: Taste best with rice and some pickle.

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