Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Besnache Ghavan

Besnache Ghavan

Food Blogging Marathon from 2/9/2013 to 30/9/2013. Each day a new alphabet. 4 categories. 

Today it is B for "Besnache Ghavan"

This is my second regional recipe. A snack that can be made in no time and is very forgiving. It is quick snack made any time of the day. To make it very elaborate put it between two slices of bread with butter and chutney and with a cheese slice and make toasted sandwiches. Absolutely yummy and filling.

Besanache Ghavan


1 cup besan
1/4 cup rice flour or rawa/sooji/semolina
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped tomato
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
1 tblsp finely chopped garlic
1 tblsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tblsp oil
salt to taste


Mix everything together in a big bowl and add water to make a fairly thin batter. Keep aside for 15 to 20 minutes.

Now smear a non stick or dosa tawa with a little oil and heat it till very hot. Pour slowly a laddle full or 1/2 a cup of batter in continuous circular movement to make a round and thin ghavan. 

Or pour a 1/2 a cup of batter all at once and tilt the tawa to spread the batter all over the tawa to get a thin ghavan. Put a little oil at the edges of it at let it cook on medium high flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till the edges are lifted easily. 

Carefully flip over the other side and cook for further 2 minutes. 

Serve hot with any type of chutney/tomato ketchup.

This is also know as Tomato Omlette in Udipi Restautants in Mumbai.

You can watch my video on how to make a ghavan here :

Logo courtesy : Preeti

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 32


  1. This sounds interesting..will be apt for evening snacks right..

  2. Sound new for me... Why u didnot share picture:)

  3. like tomato omellete but addition of suji seems interesting variation

  4. Good thing you put up that video Sandhya. Would love to try this sometime.

  5. Sounds very easy and delicious one.

  6. very interesting and delicious recipe dear :)

  7. Very interesting dish.. Sounds yummy!!

  8. Very interesting recipe. Perfect as an evening snack..

  9. Perfect with a cup of coffee! Lovely recipe.

  10. sounds new to me...must have tasted yumm

  11. Like this version of South Indian omelet. New and interesting.

  12. This is a nutritious and quick breakfast.

  13. This is one delicious breakfast option. I like your snack idea abt serving it in bread etc.

  14. This is the vegetarian omelette, right? Looks really good!

  15. Interesting Snacks..will sure try this for evening snack..

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