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Besan Chutney/Bombay Chutney

An unique Indian chutney recipe made with chickpea flour and yogurt. Pairs best with puri/roti/bread/dosa/idli. A simple yet delicious recipe from Bombay!



  • In a mixing bowl, add yogurt and besan (chickpea flour). Add water and whisk it till there are no lumps. Make a smooth paste of cilantro, ginger and green chillies. Add this paste to the thin batter. Mix it.
  • Heat oil in the pan. Temper mustard seeds. Pour the batter, add turmeric powder, chilly powder, asafoetida, sugar and salt. Keep stirring and bring it to a boil. Then continue to cook it for 5-6 minutes. The mixture will thicken. Take it off the flame. In a tadka pan, temper mustard seeds and once you take it off the flame, add chilly powder.
  • Pour this tadka over the chutney. Garnish with cilantro and serve it with puri/roti/dosa/idli.