Spicy Besan Chutney

18 Dec

Senagapindi Chutney


Besan 1/4 cup
Green Chiles 2
Ginger 1 inch piece
Salt to taste


Chana Dal 1 tsp
Urad Dal 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken Red Chillies 4
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Peel, wash and finely chop ginger.
Remove stems, wash and finely chop green chillies.
In a small bowl, add besan and half a cup of water.
Mix thoroughly without leaving any lumps and keep aside.

Heat oil in a deep pot, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When chana dal turns light brown, add green chillies and ginger.
Then pour 4 cups of water and bring to a boil.
Simmer and add turmeric powder and salt into boiling water.
Stir in above besan mixture slowly into water.
Let the besan chutney come to a bubble and then remove from heat.
Serve hot with dosa, idly etc…

Notes: Make sure to stir the water continuously while adding besan mixture.


10 Responses to “Spicy Besan Chutney”

  1. Jayashree December 19, 2007 at 5:10 am #

    Haven’t tried this before, but I can just imagine how good it tastes.

  2. prasanna December 19, 2007 at 9:37 pm #

    If you add a little tamarind juice to this, it tastes good.

  3. Aparna December 19, 2007 at 10:42 pm #

    A new chutney to me. I love things made with besan. Good recipe.

  4. srinadh December 21, 2007 at 4:45 pm #

    wow! Looks so yummy!!! This goes heavenly with idlies..

  5. DURGADEVI May 25, 2010 at 1:39 am #

    It looks very good and yummy am going to try this receipe thanks for the receipe.

  6. rafat bari November 30, 2010 at 1:07 am #

    this is prepared by maharashtrians and eaten with jowar roti my servant prepares for me i love it

  7. Sruthi December 15, 2010 at 5:13 am #

    This is also called as pitla….

  8. usha ramesh April 27, 2011 at 5:15 am #

    this chutney seems very interesting and unusual from the regular coconut chutney. i love items with besan and am looking forward to trying it out really soon.

  9. anuradha May 1, 2011 at 5:52 am #

    tooo gud chutney.i tried and it came out g=ooooooodd.


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