Besan Ki Sabzi

Fast to cook, good to eat

Recipe by nandita mehndiratta of

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

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

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

Directions

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.

Comments

rachana

rachana

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

swati

swati

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

jaya singh

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

drishti

I tried it and it came out very well.

drishti

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.

sarita

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

tarun

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

kanupriya

it is simply ghatee veg made inm rajasthan in curd gravy

aman sachdev

oil should be added while making besan pakoras to make it more soft

rupa

rupa

HEY I FAIL TO UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN ONE HAS ALREADY MADE SEMI THICK PASTE FOR KOFTAS WHY BOIL THEM IN WATER WE CAN ALSO DIRECTLY FRY THEM IN OIL IN LOW SIM SO THAT WHEN THE GRAVY IS READY WE CAN POUR THE KOFTAS WHEN THE GRAVY IS READY..I THINK THIS WULD BE MUCH BETTER THEN TO BOIL THE KOFTAS COZ THE KOFTAS TEND TO GET A LIL SOGGY THOU SOFT WHICH I THINK THT THE OIL FRYG WULD BE MUCH BETTER JUS TRY MY METHOD AND SEE IF YOU LIKE IT.