Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Red Bell Pepper Chutney | Capsicum Chutney | Chutney Recipe

Red Capsicum/Bell pepper Chutney is one of my favorite chutney to have with my dosa and idli. Generally i like the flavor of capsicum and love to add way more in my pizza & pasta, so no surprise,i do like this chutney.  First time, i came to know about this chutney when i was browsing through pinterest, the vibrant color of this chutney really caught my attention, ever since i'm making this chutney regularly at my home as the side dish for idly/dosa.
So far i have tried this chutney with both red & green color bell pepper and each of them have their unique flavor and good on its own, but my personal favorite is red bell pepper chutney. Not only it looks vibrant, the flavor from the red bell pepper is so wonderful and making you wanting more & more. Either with spongy idly or crispy dosa, it tastes absolutely delicious. Though i have prepared various chutney at home regularly, just now i realized, that i hardly post any chutney recipe here, will try to post more simple chutney recipe that goes well with idly/dosa.

Red Bell Pepper Chutney

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 10 minsServes : 2 to 3  
Recipe Category: Chutney | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Red capsium/bell pepper - 2(small)
Chana dal - 2 tsp
Red chili - 2 
Tomato - 1
Pearl onion - 2
Garlic - 1 
Sesame oil - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
To Temper
Sesame oil - 1/2 tsp
Mustard  - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few

Cut the capsicum into small chunks and discard the seeds. Then cut the tomato into small pieces and take all other ingredients as ready.Heat the oil in a pan, add chana dal and red chili, roast till the dal becomes golden brown.Remove from heat and add into mixie jar. Then add the onion & garlic in the same pan and sauté if for 30 secs, then add capsicum and sauté it for 2 mins.Now add the tomatoes and sauté till it becomes mushy. Remove from heat and let it cool completely.First grind the dal and red chili into coarse mixture, then add the sautéed veggies into the mixie jar.Add the required salt and grind into smooth paste(water from the tomato is enough to grind into smooth paste). Transfer into the  bowl, temper the ingredients listed under "To Temper" and add into the chutney.Colorful and Flavorful chutney is ready. Serve it with idly/dosa. We had it with cone dosa!!!
  • Sesame oil gives great flavor to the chuney.
  • You can make the same chutney with green bell pepper too.
  • Chutney has mild sourness from the tomato, if you want more sourness in your chutney, you can add one more tomato.
  • Cook the capsicum till it becomes soft.

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