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Caramelized gram flour

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#1 Ttogull

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:00 PM

I had a dish at an Indian restaurant called Aloo Bhopli Mirchi that listed caramelized gram flour as an ingredient. It was terrific. Sadly, however, I cannot find a description of how the garam flour might have been caramelized. Indeed, a Google search using " caramelized gram flour" with the quote marks included only gives references to the restaurant where I had the dish. I'd like to learn how to caramelize gram flour for other potential dishes. My best guess at this point is that gram flour was used to make something akin to a roux. Does anybody have any suggestions or ideas? Thanks in advance.

Edited by Ttogull, 23 February 2013 - 10:01 PM.

#2 HungryC

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:19 AM

Try dry toasting it in the oven, spread thinly on a sheet pan. Stir frequently.

#3 Kerry Beal

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:39 PM

This recipe seems to be caramelizing the besan flour with ghee - as you said a roux.  



#4 bague25

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:46 AM

Ttogull, it could either mean dry roasted or "fried" in some fat (ghee or oil)

#5 Ttogull

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:11 PM

Thank you all! I am definitely going to try this soon.