Rolled Besan Curry

In India there are variety of food which are very local to certain areas. Rolled besan  curry is one of them and mainly prepared in northern part of UP and Bihar. My mother used to make this recipe often when she used to run out of vegetables and I loved it every time. You can make this recipe without much preparation when you don’t feel like making vegetable curry. The recipe is prepared by rolling besan batter on tava and simmer into a spicy tomato based gravy. I have earlier shared a different variation of besan curry named as Besan ki Sabji. If you don’t want to make roll based, you can prepare Besan ki sabji instead. The rolled besan curry goes very well with Partha, phulka and rice.

Rolled Besan Curry
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Servings Prep Time
4 People 20 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 Minutes 20 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 People 20 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 Minutes 20 Minutes
Rolled Besan Curry
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 People 20 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 Minutes 20 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 People 20 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 Minutes 20 Minutes
Ingredients
For Besan Roll
For Curry
Instructions
Besan Roll
  1. In a mixing bowl, take gram flour, green chili, turmeric powder, hing, salt, garlic paste & garam masala powder and mix using wire whisker.
  2. Add butter milk little by little and make a lump free semi thick batter. Once its done, cover it and keep it aside for 20 minutes.
  3. While batter is getting set, you can start preparing for curry using next section. To make the besan roll, heat a non-stick pan at medium heat. Take one scoop of batter and pour in center of pan and start spreading in circular motion with the help of the scoop similar to how dosa is spread to make a semi thick besan dosa.
  4. Wait for few seconds, pour little oil on side of besan dosa, not on the dosa. While the batter is still wet on top, start rolling the besan dosa using spatula from one edge till the other edge. Press at every roll slightly so that it sticks properly and does not open up.
  5. Pour some oil on the besan roll and roast from both side till golden color at medium heat.
  6. Once its done, place it in to plate and make rest of the besan roll following the same process.
  7. Once its cool down, cut into 2'' pieces and keep aside.
Curry Prepration
  1. To make curry, grind tomatoes and beetroot to puree consistency. Beetroot is optional, I have added for color.
  2. Heat oil in a kadhai at medium heat. Once its hot add cumin seeds. Once cumin seeds gets brown in color, add bay leaves and sauté for few sec. Add onion, hing and ginger-garlic paste and little salt and sauté the onion gets golden color. Add tomato & beetroot puree in to it. Saute tomato puree for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander & cumin powder, pepper powder and stir it well and cook for 2 more minutes.
  4. Add 3 cups of water and stir the curry. Add garam masala and let it boil for 1 minute. While it is boiling add add besan roll pieces in to boiling curry. Stir and simmer for 2-3 minutes with lid on. Once its done, turn off the heat and leave it covered for 10 minutes before serving. After some time if curry may get thicker so add hot water to adjust the consistency of curry as per your choice.
  5. Hot and delicious rolled besan curry is ready to be served
  6. Serve it hot with fulka, Paratha or rice.
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