Senaga Pindi Pachadi (Besan Chutney) – 1

Senaga Pindi Pachadi or Besan ki Chatni
Senaga Pindi Pachadi

This version of Senaga Pindi Pachadi is what Daddy makes to accompany Rava Dosa. It is so simple to make and for me, it is THE accompaniment for Rava Dosa.

There is another version of this pachadi which is great with Idli!


  1. Senaga Pindi/Besan – 1/2 Cup
  2. Thick Tamarind Pulp – 1.5 tbsp
  3. Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  4. Red Chillies – 3-4
  5. Curry Leaves – 4 or 5
  6. Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  7. Oil – 1 tsp
  8. Salt to Taste
  9. Water


  1. In a kadai, over medium heat, dry roast the besan till it starts changing colour.
  2. Stir continuously as your roast the besan.
  3. Sieve the roasted besan.
  4. Add besan to a medium-size vessel.
  5. Add a little water and make a smooth paste with no lumps.
  6. Stir constantly and add enough water to make a thick liquid.
  7. Add tamarind pulp, salt, turmeric, and curry leaves.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Heat oil.
  10. Add Mustard Seeds.
  11. When the Mustard Seeds sputter, add split red chillies.
  12. Fry for about 10 seconds.
  13. Add to the Besan mix.
  14. Serve with Rava Dosa.


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