Bombay Chutney / Kadalai Maavu Chutney

Bombay chutney is a super quick yet delicious accompaniment that you can have with Idli / Dosa / poori / Chapati. It’s made with besan flour / kadalai maavu / chick pea flour as main ingredient along with tomato onion and spices.

Try this simple and easy recipe and let us know your comments.

Ingredients (Serves 3 to 4)

Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 15 mins
  • Kadalai Maavu / Besan flour – 2 tbsp
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Onion – 1, chopped finely
  • Tomato – 1, chopped finely
  • Green chilli – 2, slit
  • Ginger – 1 inch, sliced thin
  • Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
  • Lime juice – from half lemon
  • Oil – 1.5 tbsp
  • Mustard – 1/2 tsp
  • Split urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Channa dal – 1/2 tbsp
  • Hing – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Salt – as needed

Steps

  • Mix 2 tbsp besan flour in 2 cups water well so no lumps are formed.
  • In a pan, heat oil, add mustard and when it splutters, add urad dal, channa dal, hing and curry leaves.
  • Add green chilli, ginger and fry for few secs.
  • Add the chopped onions and fry till they turn transparent.
  • Add tomato, salt and fry fry till they turn mushy.
  • Add the besan flour mixture to the pan.
  • Ad turmeric powder. Mix well and cook covered for nearly 8 to 10mins.
  • Open and check for the consistency. Add salt if required.
  • Switch off and add lime juice. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

Key Points

  • Adjust the consistency as per your preference. We like to have it runny.

We had it with dosa and it was so yumm!!!

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