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Bombay Chutney

Geetha Priyanka
Bombay Chutney - a vegan, gluten-free side dish made with gram flour. This simple yet delicious dish makes a great accompaniment with poori, chapati, dosa, idli and roti.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Calories 94 kcal


1 cup = 250ml ; 1 tbsp = 15ml ; 1 tsp = 5ml

  • 1.5 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • few Curry Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger peeled, chopped and crushed
  • 4 Green Chillies slit
  • 1 cup (119 gms) Onion 1 large, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup (90 gms) Tomatoes 2 small, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • as required Salt
  • handful Coriander chopped
  • 3 tbsp Gram flour (Besan)
  • 1+2 cups Water


  • In a wide bowl, combine gram flour, 1 cup water, whisk until you get smooth and lump-free slurry. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a skillet on medium-low heat.
  • Once oil is hot, add mustard, jeera and let themcumin splutter for few seconds.
  • Now add urad dal, stir for few seconds until dal turns light brown.
  • Add curry leaves, green chillies, ginger and saute for few seconds.
  • Add onion slices, a pinch of salt, saute and cook for 2 minutes or until onion turns soft and translucent. Salt helps to bring out the moisture from onion and make cooking process faster.
  • Add turmeric and mix well.
  • Now add tomatoes and cook for 4-5 minutes until they start to soften.
  • Now add gram flour slurry, salt, 2 cups water, mix well and cook for 10 minutes or until it reach desired consistency. Keep stirring regularly to prevent the curry sticking at the bottom of the pan.
  • Turn off the heat, add coriander and mix well.
  • Serve delicious bombay chutney with poori, dosa, idli or chapathi.



Add more or fewer chillies than mentioned here to suit your preferred spice levels.
Do not skip turmeric as it imparts the lovely colour to the dish. 
Cooking time may vary based on your required consistency.
** Nutrional Values provided here are estimated and for guidance only. Please refer my Recipe Disclaimer for more details.


Calories: 94kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 200mgPotassium: 63mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bombay chutney, bombay sagu, easy side dish for poori, easy south indian curry for idli dosa, quick veg curry for chapathi
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