Phalsa Chutney

(6 customer reviews)

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Chutney made from rare and exotic Indian Berry – Fhalsa! Limited Stocks only 🙂


When we were in school, we would eagerly wait for the vendor’s call: kaale kaale phalse, sharbet wale phalse, thande meethe phalse, bade raseele phalse. And this call would make kids in the neighborhood run out in the scorching sun during the summer vacation to buy a handful. The phalsa fruit has very little to chew on. The purple fruit—around a centimeter in diameter—is sweet and sour, and has only a thin layer of greenish-white pulp over its seed.

What surprised me the most was that the vendor’s basket would have just a few fruits. I could not visualize the business sense of roaming around with a nearly empty tokri (basket). We used to make up stories that the phalsa shrub was full of thorns and the vendor was a hero who braved the thorns to get the fruit.  But in reality, the phalsa shrub is thorn-free. And the reason he used to bring it in small quantities is that the fruit ripens in small batches; they have to be handpicked individually, and, have a short shelf-life.

Falsa fruits are small berries that grow on the tree Grewia asiatica. The fruit, known as Phalsa in India, resembles black currents but are not the same. While black currant shrubs do produce similar small, glossy, purple berries, they are native to parts of Europe and northern Asia. Falsa shrubs, on the other hand, are native to southern Asia, including Pakistan, India, and Cambodia, and are widely cultivated in other tropical countries.

Since my Grandfather was from pre-partition Lahore, he used to get this chutney made during the phalsa season. It is a great relish and totally unputdownable. Now when I google this relish I realize it’s importance during the iftar meals. Enjoy this goodness until it lasts!

Note: This Chutney comes with Pips or Kernel of fruit in it. Whol berry or Falsa is used in making the same.

Ingredients : Fhalsa/Grewia Asiatica fruit, rise water, saffron, sugar, black salt, chili, mango powder.

Weight : 200 gms

Shipping – We have a processing time of 7 to 14 days on all our products, however, it may take 3-4 weeks for final delivery depending on your location and Pincode.

Fhalsa or berry is soaked for 48 hours in rose water and saffron before cooking


Falsa chutney


Additional information

Weight 200 g
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 5 in

6 reviews for Phalsa Chutney

  1. Shals (verified owner)

    The Phalsa Chutney is really delicious. I used to love phalse in summer in Rajasthan as a kid but haven’t seen them in years. Every summer I remember them a few times. This chutney lives up to the nostalgia of remembered taste
    and goes further. It adds a subtle adult flair to the taste. My compliments to the recipe maker and the cooks!

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  2. Asmita Swarupkumar Mukherjee (verified owner)

    The Fhalsa Chutney is deliciously Fhalsefic. Taking a handful in a green banana leaf cone I used to eat Fhalsa like crazy in my childhood days. That’s why after receiving the bottle in courier I became nostalgic. One spoonful of the Chutney is a burst of flavours inside the mouth. Kudos to Masala Monk for giving me back my childhood all over again.

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  3. N P Singh

    Good but costly

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  4. Shrishti Motwani

    This sweet, slightly spicy, tangy combination of finger licking goodness is something you definitely need have to in your pantry. Being in Bangalore, I rarely get to see good phalsas but with this chutney, Vikas has definitely revived my childhood memories. A must buy for every person who wants to relive their childhood again 🙂

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  5. Tanya (verified owner)

    I love the flavour of phalsa, tangy and bittersweet with salt on top being sold in the sun! When I saw the product online I was so excited to taste it, but alas.. it fell way below my expectation! It was sweet to a point of being saltless and bland! It was like phalsa put in sugar water without any flavour! Also the jar is quite small, it’s very expensive for the price. The amount Shld include taxes, because to go one the payment page and see shipping and CST and GST and a jar of 400 becomes 600, it’s a suggestion that prices shld be inclusive, but the price would have been justified if the tAste was good, but I’m disappointed!

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  6. Anoo Malhotra

    Oh Man! Hailing from Jaipur and now in calfornia since past 22 years, this is best and most yummy memory I have tasted from my homeland after all these years.
    How aptly the chutney is balanced with spices and sugar, such a flavour bomb. My heartfelt thanks to the chef who has made this. God Bless!

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