Monday, November 4, 2013

Red Bell Pepper Chutney | Red Capsicum Chutney | Chutney Recipes

At last Diwali has come and gone. Our pantry is filled with sweets and snacks enough for a month(..I hope so) and I am sure gonna gain a few kgs by the time everything is gone. I still have a few sweets recipes pending in my drafts but let us give it a rest. Lets come back to real life and concentrate on daily cooking for the time being. Something like this simple and tasty red capsicum chutney. The red capsicum gives a sweet but hot kick to this chutney which makes it a perfect dip for dosas and idlis.

You could replace the red bell pepper with yellow or orange varieties too but the red one adds color I would say. Add two cloves of garlic if you like that flavor. A quarter tsp of tamarind paste could also be added for that slight tanginess. I have skipped both these in my recipe but the next time I try this I would definitely add both of them.

~*What U Need*~
Onion - 1, medium sized, cubed
Tomato - 1/2, medium sized, cubed
Red bell pepper - 1 cup, cubed
Red chilli - 1, large
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste

For tempering
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 2 tsp
Red chilli - 1, optional
Curry leaves - few

How I Made it:
Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and urad dhal and fry till brown. Add the red chili and fry. Now add the onions and saute till soft. Add the tomatoes and fry till mushy. Next add the red bell pepper and saute till brown and blistered and cooked.

Add the coconut and saute for 1-2 mins. Season with salt. Take this in a blender and blend to a smooth chutney adding water. In a pan, heat oil for tempering and add the mustard seeds and when spluttered add urad dhal, red chilli and curry leaves. Fry till the dhal is browned. Pour over the chutney, mix and serve.

Serve with dosas/idlis...

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. It taste its best , i have tried without onion and coconut little more spicy super dip for idly and dosai

  2. Must taste good.we always need a diff kinds of chutney for idly dosa so this is it.

  3. chutney looks awesome..perfect with idlis and dosas

  4. That is really wonderful chuntey vimi, it is really hard to get red bell pepper,as my hubby and daughter love to eat them in their salad.

  5. Chutney looks nice and is healthy too! must try sometime and will let you know :)

  6. Awesome chutney,perfect side dish for idli n dosa!!

  7. Vimitha, the chutney has a lovely color!

  8. Colorful chutney.will try this soon..........

  9. Very tasty and lovely chutney Vimitha...

  10. I have regular green bell peppers on hand and would like to give this a try. How different would it taste I wonder.
    Thanks for sharing.

  11. After all the sweets and snacks...idly/dosa with this chutney is surely a welcome change...Looks Yum Vimitha

  12. After the sweetness of the Diwali season, something tangy is the order of the day. So this chutney looks awesome.

  13. wow coconut is something new to me in this....its a fab recipe that my family and friends love...yours looks amazing too

  14. I make mine with some peanuts, very flavourful chutney..Love simply with some dosas.

  15. The chutney looks delicious! I have never made and has been on my to do list. Hope to make it soon!

  16. This chutney look delicious Vimitha:)

  17. love the color of the chutney. will try it for sure.


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