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besam flour

Avibabyau's picture
Avibabyau

besam flour

Ok folks besam flour.. Now I have for years made pakoras etc with this flour but never baked bread with it. So can I have youe expert advice  and comments please.

 

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STUinlouisa

Since I had to search for both besan and pakoras this advice obviously comes not from direct experience. I would try adding a small amount to a favorite recipe and see if you like it, you can always increase the percentage if the results are favorable. 

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Avibabyau

Thanks Stu. Its a flour that has many names. Predominantly  used in Indian cooking. Coming from the UK though a long time ago I love curry so make pakora a lot when we have bbq's. With a spicy tomato dip its a great adjunct to the steaks and snags. Also a good way to use up  left over vegies such as potatoes, cauliflower and onions kids will eat the spicy pakoras and not notice the veg so much.

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PalwithnoovenP

You can start modifying it to your liking. http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/35519/rosemary-arkatena-twist

Good luck!