Jul 22, 2016

Besan Chutney Recipe - Kadalai Mavu Chutney Recipe

This is a really quick sidedish for dosa or idli. You can make this in few mins and this will be a change from your usual onion, tomato and coconut chutneys. I loved this recipe so much, i made it twice in a row. I have another version of this recipe which i call my instant sambar or thideer sambar, will share it soon.

Green Capsicum Chutney
Red Capsicum Chutney
Onion Chutney
Beetroot Chutney
Chilli Garlic Chutney
Onion Tomato Chutney
Many More..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Serves: 4


Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Onion - 1 medium size chopped
Tomato - 1 medium size chopped
Green Chilli - 2 chopped
Salt to taste
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Gram Flour / Kadalai Mavu / Besan - 3 tblspn
Water as needed
Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Lemon Juice to taste
Coriander Leaves a handful chopped


Heat oil in a pan, add mustard and urad dal and let them sizzle.

Add in curry leaves and let them sizzle.

Add in onions, chilli and tomatoes. Cook that for couple of mins.

Now add in turmeric and salt and mix well.

Add in gram flour and toast for 2 mins on a low heat.

Now add in water and mix well. Bring this to a boil and simmer for few more mins.

Now add in salt, sugar, lemon juice and coriander leaves.

Serve this with idli or dosa.

heat oil in a pan

add mustard and urad dal

add in curry leaves

add onions , green chillies and tomatoes

mix well

add in salt and turmeric powder

mix well

add in gram flour

toast this for couple mins

now the raw smell is gone

add water

mix well so no lumps are formed

bring it to a boil

simmer for few more mins

add in little sugar

some lemon juice

and some coriander leaves

mix well



  1. Very nice pics..well explained

  2. Lemon juice mandatory?

    1. u can skip it. but it adds a nice tart flavour

  3. You can grind whole gram and aombhu together you will get a even better flavour

  4. Looks yummy... Will surely give it a try..

  5. Looks yummy... Will surely give it a try..


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