Marathi Besan Flour Cakes

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Preparation Time : 10 minutes

Cooking Time : 40 minutes

Serving : 6 to 8 members


Recipe courtesy femina magazine . I knew to make very few dishes useing besan flour like bajji and pakoda . I wanted to Prepar this dish as soon as I read it . It’s an awesome tasteing snack . I serve it usually for break fast or in the evening along with tea . I bet, you won’t be able to stop with one piece .


Gram flour200 gm
cashew nuts30 chopped
green chillies 1 chopped
coriander leaves 4 table spoons chopped
water 300 ml
turmeric powder1/2 tea spoon
chilli powder 1 tea spoon
tamarind pulp 1 tea spoon
salt to taste
sugar 1/2 tea spoon
oil5 table spoons plus 1 tea spoon plus 200 ml to deep fry


  1. Mix gram flour , cashew nuts , powdered spices , green chillies , tamarind pulp , coriander leaves , salt , sugar and water together . Heat 5 table spoons of oil in a non – stick pan .
  2. Add the gram flour mixture and sauté for twenty minutes on medium heat till dry . Remove and set aside .
  3. Grease a square or rectangular shaped plate 1 inch deep with 1 tea spoon oil .
  4. Press the gram flour mixture evenly into it , about 1/2 inch thickness .
  5. Allow to cool for thirty minutes . Cut into 2 inch squares .
  6. Heat oil and deep fry to golden brown in colour . Serve hot with green chuntny and tomato sauce . In Marathi it’s called kaju kothimbir vadi .