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Spring Onion Curry with Besan

Spring onions, usually used a garnish, can also be made into a delicious curry along with besan (chickpea flour) that tastes really good with rotis. Try this healthy recipe with just 1 tsp oil!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 servings


  • 1 big bunch spring onions Washed thoroughly and chopped finely
  • 1 cup chickpea flour (besan)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli dried , broken into small pieces
  • 1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • pinch asafoetida powder
  • pinch turmeric
  • salt


  • To prepare the spring onion curry, heat the oil in a non-stick pan. Add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida, chopped chillies, ginger, garlic. Saute for a few seconds.
  • Add the finely chopped spring onions and a pinch of salt. Saute for 1-2 minutes. These onions cook in no time at all.
  • Meanwhile, make a thin paste of the gram flour in 2 cups water with a pinch of turmeric powder and salt to taste. Once the spring onions are sauted, pour the gram flour paste into the pan and keep stirring constantly on a medium flame. In 5-6 minutes the gram flour will get cooked as the curry thickens.
  • Taste and check if gram flour is cooked. (It shouldn't feel sticky when you taste it) Remove from flame into a serving bowl. Serve hot with Phulkas / Chapatis.


Rinse the onions thoroughly as dirt may be lodged between the leaves. Trim any wilted parts and the tip of the pink root.
You will find gram flour in any of the Indian grocery stores.
This curry is very flavourful from the mild spring onions and tastes rich too. It's something you can make in a hurry without any prior preparations.
Nutrition Bytes
Spring onions are very rich in Iron, Calcium and Vitamin A.
Gram flour has a very low Glycaemic Index and high in protein, which makes this an extremely healthy recipe for weight watchers as well as Diabetics.