Easy Cooking Tips: How To Make Fresh Besan Flour In 5 Easy Steps


Besan (besan) is one of the most widely used flours in Indian cuisine (after flour and flour, of course). Its distinctive nut flavor and thick texture work their way up to keep some delicious food on our plate. From evergreen Indian staples like curry and chilla, to crispy snacks like pakoras to our favorite besan ki berfi dessert, this flour has a lot to offer. Not to mention, the high protein content that comes from lentils from which this flour is obtained. While we can easily get besan from all the supermarkets and grocery stores around us, there are many of us who prefer homemade ingredients from scratch. Here’s the news for those who just nodded in agreement – you can easily make besan flour at home.

You already know that besan is basically gram flour. Its main source is garbanjo beans, which are ground into flour to make besan flour. When the lentils are sliced, you will find the lentils, which are easy to grind in our regular mixer-grinder. So, here we will see how to use baby lentils to make homemade besan. All you need is a good amount of chickpeas, and you can start making your own healthy, clean and fresh besan at home. Here’s how you can do it in five easy steps.

(Also read: 4 types of flour you can add to your diet)


Chickpeas are used to make besan at home.

Homemade Bason Recipe How to make Bason:

Step 1 – Soak the chickpeas in water for half an hour and wow well. Drain off excess water with a sieve.

Step 2 – Leave the chickpeas in the sun for 2-3 hours until completely dry.

Step 3 – Now, grind the twigs in a mixer-grinder until it turns into powder.

Step 4 – Sift the powder through a sieve and turn the grit collected in the sieve into powder again.

Step 5 – And that’s it, mix in the remaining grit powder and your home-made besan is ready.

Pro Tip: Use about 500 grams of baby pulses to make a bowl of besan; Adjust the amount according to your needs.

Isn’t it very easy to make besan at home? Will you buy packaged besan from the market again after reading this recipe? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

About Neha GroverHis love of reading aroused his writing instincts. Neha is guilty of deep-set fixation with anything containing caffeine. When he’s not pouring his thoughts on the home screen, you can see him reading while sipping coffee.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.