Besan Chutney | Fafda Chutney | Dhokla Chutney

Besan chutney is a quick to make and tangy, spicy and unique in flavor. It is a delicious accompaniment to fafda, dhokla, gathiya or even bhajiya and gota.
besan chutney in a small glass bowl.

Time to make: 15 minutes

What I love about this chutney

  • Very little prep time needed and easy to make
  • Delicious and different than the typical chutneys served
  • Vegetarian like all of my recipes, and as a bonus it is also vegan!

This is a Gujarati besan chutney.  It is similar to Bombay chutney. My recipe does not include onions.

Khaman dhokla on a gray plate with besan chutney in a small bowl to the side.

What can I serve this chutney with?

We grew up calling this kadhi chutney at home.  It was made most often to serve with khaman at home.

It can also be served with:

  • Bhajiya / gota / pakoda
  • Fafda or ghatiya
  • Dosa
  • Chillas / pudla
Whisking together ingredients for besan chutney in a steel bowl.

Key ingredient Notes

If you cook Indian food often at home, I’d say the ingredients will easily be found in your pantry. The recipe uses ingredients commonly found in Indian recipes.

  • Besan flour: also known as gram flour is a flour of chana dal or split brown chickpeas. If you do not have it, it can easily be found online or at your local Indian store.
  • Garlic: While I have not used onions, I LOVE the addition of garlic in this chutney. Give it a try! You can skip it if you don’t like garlic.
  • Water: You can adjust the amount of water as needed. I like the chutney a little thicker versus watery as served in restaurants.

Try it? Leave a review, love to hear feedback! Or tag me on Instagram @some_indian_girl

besan chutney in a small glass bowl.

Besan Chutney

Shilpa Joshi
Besan chutney is a quick to make and tangy, spicy and unique in flavor. It is a delicious accompaniment to fafda, dhokla, gathiya or even bhajiya and gota.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, brunch, Chutney, dinner, lunch
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 people
Calories 81 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • small pot

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tbsp besan
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • tsp turmeric
  • tsp asafetida
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • cups water
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic crushed

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together water, besan flour, sugar, salt, lemon juice, garlic and turmeric.
    Whisking together ingredients for besan chutney in a steel bowl.
  • Heat a small pot on the stove on medium-high. Add oil. Once heated add mustard seeds. Once they begin to pop, add asafetida (hing). Pour the oil mixture into the bowl of besan chutney mixture. Cook on medium while stirring about 5-6 minutes.
    Besan chutney in a bowl.
  • Once chutney has thickened turn off gas and serve.
    besan chutney in a small glass bowl.

Notes

Garlic gives this recipe yummy flavor but feel free to skip

Nutrition

Calories: 81kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 299mgPotassium: 57mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
Keyword besan chutney, besan ki chutney, chutney for fafda, dhokla chutney, pakoda chutney, yellow chutney
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