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Monday, February 19, 2018

The Besan Ka Pura

Pura, chilla, vegetarian omelette - this underrated vegetarian Saturday morning breakfast is known by many names, and is so easy to customise to your liking. Here's the recipe! Serves 10-12 puras.

Mix two cups of besan (gram flour) with about a cup and a half of water, a pinch of turmeric, a half spoon of chilli powder, two green chillies finely chopped, half an onion finely chopped, a small tomato finely chopped, and two to three tablespoons of chopped coriander. Some people don't like tomato in their Pura, some put grated carrots: customise all you want!

Heat a pan or tawa to hot, use oil spray for light grease. Ladle the mix into the pan and spread into a thin, round crepe. Wait until the Pura is cooked and sliding around in the pan. Carefully flip. Drizzle a few drops of oil into the sides to add a little crispiness if you like; as you can see I like my Besan Ka Pura crispy!

Serve with achar or chutney of your choice!