How to make Besan Ke Nimboo -

A new version of gram flour with a touch of lemon.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Gram flour (besan) (बेसन), Lemons (नींबु)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Besan Ke Nimboo

Besan Ke Nimboo Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sour

Ingredients for Besan Ke Nimboo Recipe

  • Gram flour (besan) 1/4 cup

  • Lemons 3

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Spring onion greens 2-3 stalk

  • Spring onion bulbs 7-8

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Green chillies 5-6

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Coarsely chop onion and spring onion greens. Quarter the spring onion bulbs.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non stick pan. Add cumin seeds and as they turn brown, add onion and sauté for ½ a minute.

Step 3

Chop ginger (you can also grate it) and add to the pan. Halve the green chillies vertically and add to the pan.

Step 4

Add spring onion bulbs and continue to sauté. Soak the boondi in ½ cup water.

Step 5

Add spring onion greens to the pan along with salt, turmeric powder and yogurt and mix well.

Step 6

Sprinkle gram flour on top but do not mix. Cover the pan and allow it to cook.

Step 7

Halve the lemons and remove the pips.

Step 8

Squeeze the juice and add to the rest of the ingredients in the pan, cover and cook till the gram flour gets well cooked in the steam.

Step 9

Drain the boondi and add. Mix well.

Step 10

Reduce heat, cover and cook again for a couple of minutes. Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.