Toasted Chickpea Flour

Bhuna Hua Besan

Preparation info

  • Makes

    1 cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in

660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

  • About

Toasting chickpea flour is neither an art nor a science, but maintaining control over the pan’s heat is crucial in producing the nutty-tasting result you want. What you will need is patience and muscle. Relentlessly stirring the flour for at least a quarter of an hour to prevent it from burning (okay, that sounds like a lot, but it’s only 15 minutes—it’s more dramatic in hour segments) will bring you priceless joy, for this is used in many curries. If your arm gets tired, pass the task on t