Red Bell pepper( Capsicum) chutney
Red bell pepper - 2 medium
White Sesame Seeds - 1 1/2 tbsp
Urad dhal or Channa dhal - 2 tbsp
Garlic - 4 or 5
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp( optional)
Red chillies - 5
Tamarind - 1/2 inch piece
Salt as needed
Oil - 1 tbsp

This is a light variation of my capsicum(
  • green bell pepper
  • )chutney. Photo sent in by my sister Vimala. She tries a lot of chutneys with many vegetables which all tastes good with dosa/ idlis and also a good idea to reduce coconut intake.
    Wash and chop bell pepper/capsium into thick chunks.
    Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a frying pan and add urad dhal/channa dhal and fry for few seconds ... next add cumin seeds, red chillies and seasame seeds... fry till everything turns light brown and remove. In the same frying pan add chopped bell pepper and fry for 2 - 3 minutes, next add garlic and tamarind and fry till the capsicum is soft and mushy... cool ... then transfer to a blender/ mixer with salt and grind to a paste.... If needed can also temper with mustard seeds, urad dhal and curry leaves. Serve as a side dish or dip with any type of dosa's or idli's.

    Also sending this to
  • Simple Indian Food

  • 11 comments/Reactions:

    Lavanya said...

    new to me..i never heard this..nice color padma!!

    Padma said...

    Thanks Lavanya... it sure tastes good with dosa's/idlis.

    Ramya Vijaykumar said...

    Lovely color Padma, nice color and wonderful ingredients to go for the chutney...

    Padma said...

    Thanks Ramya

    Vibaas said...

    love the color of this chutney. never tried ths before. looks yum!

    Padma said...

    Thanks Vibaas... try and let me know :D

    EC said...

    I too had tried one chutney with little bit of capsicum..It would have been very aromatic..thanks for the entry

    Ponni said...

    Very nice Padma.I am going to try this as quickly as possible.

    Shama Nagarajan said...

    lovely new chutney

    Dhanya said...

    Chutney looks yummy and colorful. New recipe to me.Will sure try it soon:).

    Padma said...

    Yeah sure Shama and Dhanya.. try and let me know how it turned out.

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