Generally the term Chutney conjures up images of something ground to a paste to be served as a side dish or accompaniment to some main dish. This dish made of besan is extremely easy to make especially when you are loaded with guests without notice. Serves as a fantastic side dish for both Pooris and Chapatthis.
Besan – 1 cup
Water – 3 cups
Onion – 1 small, finely chopped
Tomato – 1 small, finely chopped
Green chillies – 4 Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Mustard – 1 tsp
Urad Dal – 1 tsp
Chilli Powder – ½ tsp
Finely Chopped Ginger – 1 tlbsp
Oil – 2 tlbsp
Salt to taste
Half a lime
In a pan heat oil and add Mustard seeds. When it splutters add urad dal & green chillies.Saute till the dal is brown.
Add Onions & turmeric powder and fry till translucent.
Add chopped tomatoes and sauté for a couple of minutes.
Mix besan with water to form a smooth batter.
Add the batter to the tomato + onion mix and mix with a ladle in low flame.
Add Chilli powder and salt to taste. Stir continuously till it cooks well and the raw smell of besan disappears. Add some water if required.
The batter with soon turn into a thick paste. Consistency should be like chutney where it can be scooped and placed on a plate.
Remove from stove. Add lime juice and mix.
Garnish with curry or coriander leaves.
Serve it with hot pooris
Depending the spice content in the green chillies you can add or reduce the quantity of Chilli powder. But ensure that it is spicy overall
The same with Lime juice. Add according to your taste
By Mrs. Mira Balachandran; email@example.com