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Besan Ki Sabzi

By: nandita mehndiratta of

Fast to cook, good to eat

Filed in Main Dishes

Serves 4 people

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Don't panic if no vegetables are there . try this & let your husband praise you for your intelligence.


For the Koftas

  • 1 cup Besan
  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 Tomato (finely chopped)
  • 2 green chilly
  • 1/4 tsp red chilly powder
  • salt to taste

For the Gravy

  • 1 Onion (big, finely chopped)
  • 2 Tomato (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp oil


To Prepare the koftas :

  1. Mix all the ingredients of koftas with water and make a semi thick paste ( like that of pakoras).
  2. In boiling water, start pouring in koftas.
  3. Let boil for 5-7 minutes and then let cool and separate them from the water. Do not throw the water .

The Gravy:

  1. Heat the oil in a Karahi and fry onions till light brown .
  2. Add ginger garlic paste. Fry a little and then add tomatoes.
  3. Fry till tomatoes start leaving the oil and the masala gets reddish color .
  4. Season with salt, red chilly powder and turmeric.
  5. Now fry the besan koftas for a while (Can also try dry sabzi until here , without adding water).
  6. Now add the earlier boiled water of the koftas.
  7. Let simmer till the gravy gets 2-3 boils. Could add more water if thinner consistency of gravy is required
  8. Garnish with chopped corriander.
  9. Serve hot with chappatis.

Latest Comments

By rachana on 12/9/2009 4:51:00 AM

Hi nandita, I tried this recipe-but the koftas got disintegrated in water? pls help.

By swati on 10/4/2009 12:40:00 AM

thanks nandita for the delicious recipe.u can make it oilfree also.

By jaya singh on 8/18/2009 5:43:00 AM

Hey nandita i tried this .........really awesome but i think if i add little garam masala to it then it becomes great.

By drishti on 7/4/2009 12:44:00 AM

I tried it and it came out very well.

By drishti on 7/3/2009 6:41:00 PM

Thanks Nandita. I like the idea of boiling the koftas ... We tend not to have any kofta / pakora subzi because of of the oil ... :( but this gives me hope !! I will definitely try this.

By chandni agarwal on 10/18/2008 2:57:00 AM

I think there is no need to boil koftas. The better option is to fry the koftas in oil.It is time consuming also.

By kavita on 3/28/2008 6:01:00 AM

This is a delicious receipe. I also think that oil should be added while making koftas to make it soft.

By kanupriya on 2/23/2008 3:48:00 AM

it is simply ghatee veg made inm rajasthan in curd gravy


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