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Besan Flour 500g

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Product Description

Sathva besan flour also known as chickpea flour is made by grinding dried chickpeas into a fine powder. Chickpeas that are uniform in size and have a consistent color, are chosen which signifies good quality. The beans are thoroughly cleaned before drying to remove any dirt, stones, or damaged beans. The chickpeas bask in the warm sunlight, ensuring they retain their natural nutrients and authentic flavor. 

It is of superior quality, which has a more pronounced flavor and a finer texture


Uses of besan flour

Besan flour is a versatile and wonder ingredient that can be used from baking to frying. Here are ways how you can use it in your cooking!

Prepare delicious and healthy pancakes and crepes by combining chickpea flour with your choice of liquid (water, milk, or plant-based milk) and toppings like fruits, nuts, or chocolate chips.

  1. Besan flour can be used as a coating for cutlets, croquettes, or tofu to add a crispy texture. It also acts as a binding agent in recipes like veggie burgers or falafel.

Create a vegan omelette by blending besan flour with water or plant-based milk and adding herbs, spices, and vegetables for a delightful egg-free alternative.

 Replace wheat flour with besan flour in gluten-free baking. It works well for making bread, pancakes, cakes, cookies, and other baked goods for those with gluten sensitivities.

Use besan flour as a natural thickening agent for gravies, curries, soups, and stews. Simply whisk the flour with water or other liquids to form a smooth paste and add it to your cooking to achieve a thicker consistency.

Prepare a smooth batter by mixing besan flour with water and spices to coat vegetables, paneer (Indian cottage cheese), or meat before deep-frying. This method is commonly used to make pakoras, bhajis, and fritters.

Besan flour is not just limited to the kitchen; it has been used for centuries in skincare. It is a natural exfoliator and is often mixed with other ingredients like turmeric, yogurt, or rose water to create face packs that cleanse and brighten the skin.

Benefits of besan flour

Besan flour is a good source of plant-based protein, making it an excellent option for vegetarians and vegans to meet their protein needs. Protein is essential for cell repair, muscle building, and overall health.

It has a lower glycemic index compared to wheat flour, which means it causes a slower rise in blood sugar levels. This can be beneficial for managing blood sugar levels and preventing sudden spikes.

It contains essential vitamins and minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, folate (vitamin B9), and vitamin B6, contributing to overall health and vitality.