Anyone Know What Besan Flour Is? in Gluten-Free Recipes & Cooking Tips Posted September 30, 2007 · Report to Admin They sell this at ethnic stores where I live. I first bought it at Jerusalem Market, but have seen it at some small India grocery stores too. It is heavy flour and the gentleman who sold it to me said it was to make "sweet breads and treats". His english was not good so when he started to try to tell me what to cook with it I was lost. I suggest that you don't use more than 1/4 of this flour in your regular mixture the first time you cook with it. We made apple muffins and they were more heavy and a bit sticky and dense. The taste was not bad. You will have to play around and see what the correct ratio is for your recipes. I think it is worth a try! At least this flour has protein in it and many gluten-free flours don't have much at all.