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besan chutney in a small glass bowl.
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4.89 from 9 votes

Besan 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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, brunch, Chutney, dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Hindu, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: besan chutney, besan ki chutney, chutney for fafda, dhokla chutney, pakoda chutney, yellow chutney
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Shilpa Joshi


  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • small pot


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


  • 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.


Garlic gives this recipe yummy flavor but feel free to skip


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg