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Besan Dosa with Aloo

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This is my Veganuary meal: Besan Dosa with Aloo which is a chickpea flatbread (besan dosa) served with curried potato (aloo)!

What is besan made of?

Gram flour or besan is a pulse flour made from a type of ground chickpea called the gram chickpea. It is a staple ingredient in the cuisine of the Indian subcontinent, including Indian, Bangladeshi, Burmese, Nepali, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, and Caribbean cuisines.

What is Aloo?

Indian English for potato

Besan Dosa with Aloo

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Yield: 6-8 depending on size

Besan Dosa with Aloo

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This is my Veganuary meal which is a chickpea flatbread (besan dosa) served with curried potato (aloo)

Prep & Rest Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


Chickpea Flatbread

  • 1 cup Chickpea Flour
  • 1/3 cup Cake Flour
  • 1 - 1 ½ Cup Warm Water (approx.)
  • 2 tbsp. Oil
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • Chopped Coriander
  • Chopped Scallions/Spring Onions
  • 1 tsp. Paprika/Chili Flakes/Masala
  • Salt to taste

Curried Potatoes

  • 4-6 Potatoes (peeled & cubed)
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 1 Tomato (diced)
  • 2-3 Curry Leaves
  • ½ tsp. Ginger & Garlic (Ground)
  • Masala (to your heat level)
  • ½ tsp. Garam Masala
  • Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander to garnish


Chickpea Flatbread

  1. Mix the chickpea flour together with all the ingredients together to form a batter then set aside to rest for about 30 minutes.
  2. Heat a heavy-based pan and pour in a small amount of the batter in, swirl the pan to ensure even coverage, flip over and allow it to cook on both sides.
  3. You may add a teaspoonful of oil to the pan while cooking the flatbread if necessary. Keep covered once cooked. Enjoy!!

Curried Potatoes

  1. Heat the oil in a pot.
  2. Add in the onion and cook till soft then add in the curry leaves ginger & garlic.
  3. Cook for a few minutes.
  4. Add in the tomato, garam masala and masala.
  5. Allow this to cook till tomatoes are soft and the mixture looks thick. Drop in the potatoes.
  6. Sprinkle in the salt and water (½ cup as needed) and allow it to cook till soft on medium heat.
  7. Garnish with coriander and enjoy!!


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Nutrition Information



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Amount Per Serving Calories 248Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 0mgSodium 232mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 5gSugar 4gProtein 7g

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