Packed with fiber and nutrients, Besan (gram flour) or chickpea powder is a miracle weight loss aid. Not many people know that besan has even fewer calories than wheat flour and aids in weight loss. The underrated besan not only reduces your calories to support weight loss, but also lowers diabetes, keeps the heart healthy, fights allergies and aids in skin care. Also, unlike other healthy foods, besan is super versatile. Some besan-made dishes are very pleasing to gourmets. So let’s take a look at some of the healthy yet tasty Besan recipes that will help you on your weight loss journey:
This halwa is prepared by toasting the gram flour and adding milk to it. To make it healthier, you can use cane sugar to add the sweetness or stick to sugar to your taste. Adding some dry fruit not only improves the flavor but also makes it visually appealing.
Besan ki roti
As mentioned before, gram flour contains fewer calories compared to wheat flour. It’s a perfect alternative to cut those extra calories. For this you need to mix and knead gram flour with wheat flour in an equal amount. People who prefer thin chapatis should increase the amount of wheat flour in the mixture. If you like, you can add a pinch of garlic and coriander leaves to enhance the flavor.
Gatte ki sabzi
It is a rustic gravy dish from the belly of Rajasthan, which is prepared by making balls of besan and boiling them in water. Later, those balls are cooked in a gravy made from onions, ginger, and garlic paste, along with spices. This flavorful dish is usually eaten with rice.
How can we skip Gujarat’s favorite snack, which is made entirely from gram flour? You may be surprised to learn that Dhokla is only 45-50 calories because it is steamed. You can enjoy it with your breakfast or with your evening tea.
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