bombay chutney recipe | besan chutney recipe for poori, idli & dosa

bombay chutney recipe | besan chutney recipe for poori, idli & dosa with detailed photo and video recipe. simple and flavoured condiment recipe made with gram flour or chickpea flour with indian spices. it is a quick and easy chutney recipe typically served as side dish to idli, dosa and particularly for poori’s. this chutney recipe is different and can be ideal if you are bored with traditional ones.
bombay chutney recipebombay chutney recipe | besan chutney recipe for poori, idli & dosa with step by step photo and video recipe. chutney recipes are an integral part of indian cuisine and are a purpose based dish. it is generally consumed as a side dish to a solid food, typically during the morning breakfast meal. one such hugely popular, especially in mumbai maharashtra, is bombay chutney recipe made with besan flour.

i have posted several chutney recipes till now which are either coconut or vegetable-based condiment recipe. but this recipe is very unique and is made with chickpea flour. basically, bombay chutney recipe has very similar characteristics to indian kadhi recipe, but with a thicker consistency. generally, it is served with south indian staple breakfast recipes like idli and dosa. but my personal preference would be with deep fried poori or even with chapati for dinner. typically if i am not in a mood to make some fancy and traditional vegetable-based curries, i end up making this recipe. it hardly takes minutes to make this recipe and the only vegetable it required is sliced onions and finely chopped tomatoes.

besan chutney recipe for poori, idli & dosa

the bombay chutney recipe is a simple and easy recipe, yet some variations and tips for it. firstly, ensure the quality of the besan flour is good and not stale. if it is stale, it would end up forming lumps without the smooth consistency. secondly, in this recipe, i have not added sour curd or yoghurt which is added in some variations. you can add it with water which should make it more flavoured and tasty. lastly, the chutney has to be served warm or immediately after it is prepared. once it is cooked, it may turn thicker in consistency and hence add water before preheating it.

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bombay chutney recipe
bombay chutney recipe | besan chutney recipe for poori, idli & dosa
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

easy bombay chutney recipe | besan chutney recipe for poori, idli & dosa

Course: chutney, curry
Cuisine: south indian
Servings: 3 Servings
Author: Hebbars Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 255 ML)
  • 2 tbsp besan / gram flour
  • 2 cup water
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp cumin / jeera
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • ½ tsp chana dal
  • 1 dried red chilli broken
  • few curry leaves
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • ½ onion sliced
  • 1 inch ginger finely chopped
  • 1 chilli slit
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp coriander finely chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
Instructions
  1. firstly, in a large bowl take 2 tbsp besan and mix in 2 cup water.
  2. whisk well making sure there are no lumps. keep aside.
  3. now in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil and splutter 1 tsp mustard, ½ tsp cumin, ½ tsp urad dal, ½ tsp chana dal, 1 dried red chilli, broken, few curry leaves and pinch hing.
  4. further, add ½ onion and saute slightly.
  5. also, add 1 inch ginger and 1 chilli. saute until onions shrink.
  6. additionally, add 1 tomato and saute until tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
  7. keeping the flame on low, add ¼ tsp turmeric and ½ tsp salt. saute for a minute until the raw aroma disappears.
  8. furthermore, add prepared besan mixture.
  9. keep stirring continuously, until the mixture combines well and thickens slightly.
  10. now cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the raw aroma disappears.
  11. adjust consistency by adding water if required.
  12. now add 2 tbsp coriander and 1 tsp lemon juice. mix well.
  13. finally, enjoy bombay chutney with poori, chapati, dosa or idli.

how to make bombay chutney with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large bowl take 2 tbsp besan and mix in 2 cup water.
    bombay chutney recipe
  2. whisk well making sure there are no lumps. keep aside.
    bombay chutney recipe
  3. now in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil and splutter 1 tsp mustard, ½ tsp cumin, ½ tsp urad dal, ½ tsp chana dal, 1 dried red chilli, broken, few curry leaves and pinch hing.
    bombay chutney recipe
  4. further, add ½ onion and saute slightly.
    bombay chutney recipe
  5. also, add 1 inch ginger and 1 chilli. saute until onions shrink.
    besan chutney recipe for poori, idli & dosa
  6. additionally, add 1 tomato and saute until tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
    besan chutney recipe for poori, idli & dosa
  7. keeping the flame on low, add ¼ tsp turmeric and ½ tsp salt. saute for a minute until the raw aroma disappears.
    besan chutney recipe for poori, idli & dosa
  8. furthermore, add prepared besan mixture.
    besan chutney recipe for poori, idli & dosa
  9. keep stirring continuously, until the mixture combines well and thickens slightly.
    bombay chutney recipe
  10. now cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the raw aroma disappears.
    bombay chutney recipe
  11. adjust consistency by adding water if required.
    bombay chutney recipe
  12. now add 2 tbsp coriander and 1 tsp lemon juice. mix well.
    bombay chutney recipe
  13. finally, enjoy bombay chutney with poori, chapati, dosa or idli.
    besan chutney recipe for poori, idli & dosa

notes:

  • firstly, for more intense flavour, whisk besan in buttermilk instead of water.
  • also, the besan chutney thickens once cooled, so adjust consistency by adding water as desired.
  • additionally, cook the besan mixture well, else the raw flavour of besan remains.
  • finally, bombay chutney recipe tastes great when prepared slightly smooth consistency.
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