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Monday, August 15, 2016

Besan Chutney Recipe | Bombay Chutney | Kadalai mavu Chutney | Side dish for Idly/Dosa/Poori

If you are running out of time and you wanted to make an instant sambar kind of side dish for Idli/Dosa then this is the perfect recipe. We can make this chutney in a jiffy for our weekday's breakfast. It also goes well with Poori as well. Off to the preparation steps:
Gram Flour(Kadalai Maavu) - 2 tbsp(Chickpea Flour) 
Onion - 1(thinly sliced) 
Tomato - 1 large or 2 Small 
Green Chilli - 2 (Slitted)
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp(chopped finely)
Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp 
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp 
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp 
Salt - as required 
To Temper: 
Oil - 1 tsp 
Ghee - 1/2 tsp 
Mustard - 1 tsp 
Urad dal - 1 tsp 
Curry leaves - few
1. Chop the onion and tomato. In a pan add the oil and ghee. When it is hot, temper it with mustard, urad dal and curry leaves. Then add the sliced onion and a little salt.
2. When the onions turn translucent, add the slitted green chillies and ginger garlic paste. After few mins, add the chopped tomato. When the tomato mashes well add the turmeric powder and the chilli powder.
3. When the raw smell of the powder leaves, add 1.5 cups of water. Bring it to boil. Meanwhile, dissolve the besan flour in 1/4 cup of water without lumps. When the water is boiling, turn the flame to low and  add the besan flour batter by stirring it continuously.
4. Cook the besan flour mixture for another 3 to 4 mins or until the raw smell leaves. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame. 
Serve the delicious chutney with Idli/Dosa or poori.
Points to remember:
  • Adjust the water based on the required chutney consistency. Mine was little watery and it is not very thick.
  • You can skip tomato and it can be replaced with a tsp of lemon or curd.
  • If you are having it as a side dish for poori, then you can also add a cooked potato in the chutney.
  • Make sure the besan batter is lump less for perfect smooth chutney. After adding the besan mixture, stir it continuously and the chutney gets thicker.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


  1. oooh nice recipe, I have a bag or besan with no idea on what to do with, my boys love dosa so this is great recipe cos I sometimes hate making sambar especially on days when I am in a hurry or in no mood to cook. so thanks for sharing


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