Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Bombay chutney / Besan flour kurma

 I don’t know why this kurma is called as Bombay chutney. It is a excellent side dish for idli and dosa.

  This dish comes to rescue when we don't have any veggies to make the side dish for breakfast. It is a dish which can be made in a hurry.
 I like this kurma with idli and dosa most. Some are serving it with poori also , i didn't tried that combo yet.

 It is simple and easy to make with few ingredients.

Requirements :

Besan flour – ¼ cup

Onion – 1

Green chilly – 2 -3

Curry leave – a sprig

Tomato - 1

Oil – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp

Asafetida – a pinch

Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp

Salt as Required


Method :

Mix the besan flour with two and half cup of water without lumps.

Heat oil in a pan, add the asafoetida and mustard seeds. Let it crackle.

Add the chopped shallots and sauté till translucent.

Add the slit green chillies and curry leaves, sauté for a minute.

Add the chopped tomato and sauté till fully mashed.

 Add the besan mixture and the turmeric powder and mix well.

Add the required salt and let it boil.

The gravy will thickens.

Bombay chutney is ready to serve.

Serve with idli and dosa.



  1. very yumm...we too often prepare this for dosa... well made Sharan...

  2. love the color dear...its new to me...try this soon..

  3. lovely color and delicious looking bombay chutney dear ..

  4. Wnderful recipe..
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    Do accept it..& pass it on..

  5. Excellent pair for pooris..Delicious chutney.

  6. Looks yum! But I have never tried it..

  7. I tried this yesterday. Altered a bit to suit my taste buds, thanks for the recipe! :)