Monday 27 April 2020

Recipe 109: Spring Onion & Besan Stir Fry

I like this recipe simply because it is very easy to cook, very tasty and can be enjoyed with chapati, rice or just as a snack.

I first ate this dish few years back when one of my Maharashtrian college friend brought it in his tiffin. I insisted him to get the recipe from his mother and since then I am making it at home for my family.

This dish happens to be one of the most popular and favorite dishes in Maharashtra.


  1. 1 cup gram flour/besan 
  2. 150 gms finely chopped green onion leaves
  3.  3-4 green chillies (adjust according to taste)
  4. 2 tbsp. refined oil 
  5. 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  6. 1 tbsp. coriander leaves/dhania
  7. 1 tbsp. cumin seeds/jeera
  8. 1 tbsp. coriander powder/ dhaniya
  9. 1/2 tbsp. turmeric power/haldi
  10. 1/2 tbsp. kashmiri red chilly powder/degi mirch
  11. 1/2 tbsp. cumin powder
  12. 1 tsp. ginger
  13. 1/4 tsp. asafoetida /hing
  14. salt to taste 


Prepare a smooth paste of ginger and green chillies.
Heat some oil in a deep non-stick pan and temper the cumin seeds.
As soon as the seeds develop light brown color add asafoetida and the ginger-chilly paste.
Saute for no more than 30 seconds.
Add the green onion leaves and salt.
Saute for 2 minutes on medium heat.
Now add the spices - coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric and red chilly powder.
(optional step - Add 1/4 tbsp. sugar to balance the taste)
Cook till the vegetable softens and the spices emit a nice aroma.
Add besan and lemon juice.
Gently stir.
If needed, sprinkle 2-3 tbsp. water.
Cover and cook for 5 minutes on low heat.
Garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves.
Serve warm.

Soumen Saha
Cooking is not only one of my hobbies but is my passion. I love to eat very much. According to me cooking is an art. If you have patience and you love cooking then there is no doubt that dishes made by you will be liked and appreciated. And I think this is the most important payback and reward for each and every cook. 
You will be surprised to know that basically I am a Civil Engineer and always dealing with bricks and stones but my love for eating has always helped and inspired me to cook different dishes, to experiment, to improve and give my touch to it. Other than this I love listening to music and singing, playing badminton, writing short stories, songs and poems.


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  1. Soumen is very talented....a successful Engineer, a great singer, writer, and amazing in culinary art

  2. Wow Soumen... Congratulations for publishing this delicious recipe!! One more feather added to your capπŸ‘Œ

  3. As Your name includes 100
    man ,you are with 100 qualities.Keep it up and enjoy your hobbies.

  4. No doubt. Saha Sir has a great enthuasism to learn particularly in cooking and exploring the place of taste. I always missed his delicious recipes that he cooked n serve to us during 2013-15.

    1. Thanks Kamal Ji, we also miss you and your jokes in all our get together. World is too small will definitely meet again.

  5. Excellent Soumen Da πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘ Keep it upπŸ‘
    I wi surely try this one😊🌷🌷

  6. Aah..a bundle of talent and a milti faceted personality...a body full of choices...sports, music - singing and now cooking...God Bless you Soumen Da...keep coming up with many more...πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

    1. Thanks a lot for your beautiful words. πŸ˜„πŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜πŸ’

  7. Shomu the great !!! allrounder in true sense. Keep on exploring new avenues. Proud of youπŸ‘πŸ‘

  8. Thanks a lot. πŸ˜„πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’

  9. Everyone please write your names after your comments.

  10. It's wow, such a great and amazing personality with so much of talent and full of life..