Monday, July 18, 2011

Bombay Chutney

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Bombay Chutney!! Yup its very much the name for this side dish that Mom or say Grandma has been making for ages. No one at home has a clue of why its called so!? If you guys know it, please give me some gyan! :)

Bombay chutney can be prepared in a jiffy with just few basic ingredients on hand and has always been handy on super boring days when I just don't feel like experimenting anything for long at the kitchen.

This pairs up so well with roti and poori and it just smells so good with the saunf flavoring :)

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Gram flour or chick pea flour(Besan/Kadala maavu) – 1/2 cup
Water - 1 1/2 cup
Asafoetida(perungayam) - a pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Onion - 1
Tomato - 2
Green chillies - 2
Garlic - 4 pods
Fennel(Saunf / Sombu) - 1 tsp
Cinnamon(pattai) - 1/2 inch piece
Urad dhall - 1/2 tsp
Channa dhall - 1/2 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves

Salt - for taste

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Chop the onion and tomatoes into cubes and slit the chilies. Dice the garlic pods finely.

Powder the cinnamon and saunf together.

Dilute gram flour, turmeric powder and salt in the water and keep it ready.

Take two tsp of oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds, urad dhall and channa dhall. Drop in the curry leaves, chilly and fry for a min. Now add the chopped onion, tomato and garlic and fry until onion turns transparent.

Now add the ground saunf and cinnamon powder. Reduce the flame to the lowest mark and pour the gram flour water mixture while stirring continuously. Now increase the flame slightly and keep stirring until it gets cooked and becomes slightly thick and glossy.

Add chopped coriander leaves at this stage if desired and collected in the serving bowl.

Simple and quick Bombay chutney or Bombay Masala is ready to serve :)

Serve it hot with chapathi or poori.

Enjoy eating :)

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Adding veggies to this chutney is totally optional. You can add more vegetables of your choice or even skip the tomatoes and onions to make it a plain chutney.

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Unknown said...

My mom too used to make it but with little bit of gravy to go with chappathis. But now I don't make it as my kids and DH don't like it very much. Feel so nostalgic.

jayasree said...

My husband's ammamma used to make this bombay chutney.

Biny's Recipes said...

I am ashamed to say i am from bombay and i never had the sound and look of it

Varshini Sudharsan said...

wow...shd try this nits :)

Santosh Bangar said...

wow nice and easy chutney try it soon

Unknown said...

Simple and easy chutney...

Raks said...

I have not tasted this, but should try this out for sure,loved the recipe :) the ingredients pic is too too good!

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said...

This chutney sounds wonderful & very interesting. Looks delicious!

Unknown said...

Looks creamy perfect sidedish for rotis...sure a new recipe to me

Menaga Sathia said...

எங்கம்மாவும் அடிக்கடி செய்வாங்க,பூரியுடன் சாப்பிட ரொம்ப பிடிக்கும்..

Unknown said...

My mom and grandmom also used to make it to go with pooris...i love it and make it once in a while...your pics are tempting me..

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

never have heard of this. but looks delicious and creamy!

kitchen queen said...

this was my Grandma's recipe combined with chappathis and this combo is very popular in chennai especially.

Laxmipriya said...

I have heard of this but haven't tasted yet.. Would try this soon..

Shanthi said...

My grandma makes it too. and we say it as kadalamavu chutney

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Thats a wonderful and flavourful chutney, love the way u made this and with fennel seeds this will taste yum

Suja Manoj said...

Never tried this before,looks super yum

Indian Khana said...

It's call Pittod ki Sabzi, a Rajasthani side dish for roti/paratha and they dont add tomato, urad dal, mustard seeds etc, but use curd. Love this though I hardly make ....looking delish

Daksha said...

Nice chutney nitya, i make allmost same way. thans for sharing this.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Bombay chutney looks so yummy and comforting. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe today.

Nitha said...

This sounds interesting and easy too.. looks great..

Parita said...

Mmmm m so hungry just by looking at the pics :D

Unknown said...

Delicious chutney. The recipe sounds very interesting..and the pics are superb as usual..

Deepthi Shankar said...

This is called Pithale in Marathi .. It's a typical. Maharastrian side dish eaten with Bhakri

Vidhya said...

Never had this,sounds so easy and yum.

Sobha Shyam said...

new to me, sounds interesting n delicious, cute n lovely clicks..

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Superb perfect chutney!
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Anonymous said...

Woww.. never had or tried making htis chutney.. Looks delicious. I have to try this soon :)

Unknown said...

The dish looks Delicious. The name is very new. we prepare this recipe in sambar consistency and we call that as Avasara sambar. But we wont add fennal and chinnamom.


Reshmi Mahesh said...

Never had this... looks thick and delicious.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Looks so good..Never tried this..

Rekha shoban said...

my amma use to make this for chapathi...yummy!

Deeksha said...

This is very new to me..looks very tempting. Thx for sharing.

Ganga Sreekanth said...

new to me......looks interesting

Hari Chandana P said...

I too make this recipe.. yours looks simply awesome and perfect.. truly delicious :)

chef and her kitchen said...

one of my Bombai chutney wid dosas n chapathis..easy n comfortable side dish...:)

Sapthanaa Vytheswaran said...

my most fav one nithi... Wow thanks for reminding me of this one... NOw drooling to eat poori and with this...... yummy!!!!!1

GEETHA ACHAL said... tempting clicks...Good for chapathis...

sanjeeta kk said...

The chutney looks so creamy and lovely!

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Vijitha said...

My mom used to make this but don't know for some reason I didn't make it for my husband. Thanks for reminding me about this chutney. Looks so good.

Sanctified Spaces said...

I used to eat this at a neighbors place as a child. I did not know it was called bombay chutney untill now. So glad to have chanced on this recipe.Really love the way you compose your shots and style your food. You can become a food stylist also. Great talent Nits.

notyet100 said...

Something new ,looks delicious

Unknown said...

Hi.. I guess its called Bombay chutney because its the same recipe as a Maharashtra cuisine called "Pitla".. So I guess whoever got the recipe from there probably forgot the original name named it "Bombay chutney" and its still going on!! :) :) I never knew such a chutney existed until my friend told me about this.. When I saw the recipe its same as the "Pitla" my mom makes! Anyway nice recipe and nice blog! :)

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Bombay Chutney looks excellent

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