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Bombay Chutney / Besan Chutney





Besan-1 cup
Tamarind-small lemon size (soak in 1 cup of water,extract juice and discard pulp)
 Salt to taste

For Seasoning:-

Mustard Seeds-1 tsp
Red chillies-2 nos
Ginger-1 tsp (paste)
Hing-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves-few
Red Chilli powder-1 tsp
Oil-2 tbsp


In a pan,dry roast the besan in a medium low flame,constantly keep frying the besan till it  change light brown color(lovely aroma emanates and the rawness of chickpea flour disappears). It will take 10 minutes.Take care not to burn the flour.Turn off heat.Remove and cool.
Sieve the flour nicely onto a bowl.
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Now add the tamarind water and salt combine well.It should be of a slightly runny consistency..Add more water if required.Now check the taste tangy and salt flavor. If u need add the tamarind extract and salt.
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Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan add the mustard seeds and as they begin to pop add red chillies ,ginger,hing and curry leaves and toast them for a half a minutes.(take care not to burn the tempering).
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Pour the tempering over the chutney.

In the ladle add red chilli powder keep it aside.

Now again heat  same pan add the 1 tbsp of oil when oil is very hot,pour hot oil  on top of the chilli powder.Mix with the chutney (it give nice flavor and color to chutney).

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 Bombay chutney is ready!!!
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Serve with Idly and upma is best combination.






One of my aunt's signature dish, miss her bombay chutney very much..

Beautiful chutney with catchy clicks.

Gayathri Ramanan

lovely recipe...nice clicks..


new chutney to me,looks yumm:)

Smitha Joga

this really goes wth dosa too....yummy one!

Shailaja Reddy

New to me. Interesting.

Shailaja Reddy

New to me. Interesting.


very easy and tasty chutney...inviting pics!


Beautiful clicks...lovely recipe


Simple and yummy one, love to have with dosas

Sangeetha Priya

Interesting chutney, love the tangy touch...

Vimitha Anand

Never tried this. Bookmarking dear

Helen Prabha

Bombay besan chutney looks yummy.....nice presentation...:)

Sangeetha Nambi

My hubby's favorite chutney...


New recipe to me..shall try it soon. Those tumbler idlies are curt Divya!


wonderful chutney. Sounds good.

Reshmi Mahesh

Yummy looking chutney..

Latha Madhusudhan

Wow so lovely this is. I have tried making it though.


Looks yummy


One of the delicious side dishes for idli :)

Hamaree Rasoi

hey never tasted this..new recipe for me...

Rani's gourmet

it is very new to me..chutney looks really delicious..

Rani's gourmet

it is very new to me..chutney looks really delicious..

kausers kitchen

Yummy chutney.

kausers kitchen

Yummy chutney.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover

Sound yummy !


never heard of this recipe before..sounds interesting and quick one to give a try:)


new to me.. thanks for sharing..


I never heard or tasted this chutney-Thanks for sharing,will give it a try..


looks so tempting n very very yumm
Tasty Appetite


Wow...never heard about this kind of chutney....a new dish added to my menu...Thanks alot.


thats a good recipe

Saraswathi Tharagaram

Yum Yum Yum..Love with dosai..Looks wonderful!!

Sanoli Ghosh

Very well step by step presentation dear. Never had this chutney. It looks flavorful and delicious.

today's recipe:

Veena Theagarajan

yummy and perfectly made chutney


I prepare this using tomatoes, this looks so good with tamarind too..


Ohh love love this.. been sometime since I even made this!!

Vidya Chandrahas

Omg! what a tempting yummy chutney...loved the flavor..love to eat with dosa.

Swasthi Blank

Iam Wowed at some of your recipes Divya, This one too is awesome. very nice step by step clicks too

Turmeric n Spice

thxs for sharing, i had forgotten about this chutney will love to make it

Biny's Recipes

wow very new to me...gud one dear


Never heard of this... Very new.., bookmarking it..

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Prathima Rao

Loved your lip smacking version!!!Never tried making this with tamarind..Must try!!
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Savitha Ganesan

Chutney looks inviting.

Divya Pramil

delicious chutney.. clicks are delectable :)

Helen Prabha

Very new chutney.....good replacement of coconut chutney....will try this tmrw & let u know..:-) :-)

Asiya Omar

Looks More temping, What a Colour!

Treatntrick Treat and Trick

New recipe and it looks so yum!

kausers kitchen

Delicious chutney Divyaji, tempting clicks.

Roha Khan

wooo looks so tempting :)

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Goodness, that chutney looks so yummy!!


never had it Divya and thanks a ton for sharing this. we dont get coconut here and am bored of the tomato and peanut chutney with idlis...this one looks so good and such a refreshing recipe...will try it soon.


Impressive dish. Looks delicious:)

Ruxana Gafoor

this dish is new to me..looks yummy..thanks for sharing...


This is a new recipe for me Divya; it looks like a Kadhi but with more sour tang with the tamarind. I see that you have used Kanchipuram idli's here. Bookmarked!

Nilu A

Looks awesome and tempting Divya.. Love to have Bomaby chutney with idlis :-)

Nilu A

Looks awesome and tempting Divya.. Love to have Bombay chutney with idlis :-)

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