February 5, 2018

Roasted Bell Pepper - Walnut Chutney / Chutney Recipe - 1 / #100chutneys

Chutneys are the important part of South Indian meal to serve with Idly, Dosa or Rice. There are wide varieties of chutneys available depends upon the food we serve. Chutneys are not always the same in my house and I love to play with the ingredients to prepare an unique, healthy and interesting chutney to make my family member's tummy happy. This is also one of a trick to include veggies and nutritious ingredients into the meal without children's knowledge especially picky eaters. And in my house, I have to include my grown one too in this list ;)

And yeah, coming to the important part....

I am very excited to start my next 100days project after completing my #100dietrecipes in 2015 - 2016. Last couple of years, I had lots of break in blogging and now with the great motivation of my husband, starting a second series of 100days project and its going to be only CHUTNEYS. I am sure that this chutney series helps most of them to break their monotonous way of preparing chutney. Though I had already posted more than 50 chutneys in my blog, the next 100 recipes will be unique with a different combination of ingredients and yeah, of course healthy. I hope to receive the same love and encouragement from my readers as I got for #100dietrecipes project.

Click HERE to view chutney recipes which I had posted earlier.

My first chutney post is using Walnuts. Walnuts has lots of health benefits but the mild bitterly taste makes the children to run away from this nutritious nut. To avoid such scenario, I include walnuts in my regular cooking like pulao, curry, chutney etc.

Few recipes using Walnuts...

Chicken & Walnut in Spinach Gravy 

Carrot Walnut Smoothie using Caramelised Walnuts 

Mint & Walnut Pesto Sandwich 

Roasted Bellpepper Walnut Chutney is a tasty and healthy chutney which goes delicious with Curd rice, Idly or Dosa. The same recipe can also be used as a spread for Sandwich or Roti. The Bellpepper / Capsicum is roasted on a direct flame and then prepared into yummy chutney by adding the remaining ingredients. Tempering / Tadka is optional.

Here comes the recipe...

Ingredients :

2 Tsp Oil
2 Bell Pepper / Capsicum
6 - 7 Walnuts
8 Green chillies ( adjust according to taste bud ) 
Few Mint Leaves
Small piece of Ginger 
Small piece of Tamarind piece
Salt to taste

Method :

Wash the bell pepper and brush oil all over the skin of it.

Place the bell pepper on direct flame and roast it evenly.

Once done, wash the bell pepper and remove the roasted black skin.

Now chop the roasted bell pepper and keep aside.

Heat oil in the pan and add green chillies followed by walnuts, ginger, mint leaves, tamarind piece and
chopped roasted bell pepper.

Saute them for a minute and remove from the flame.

Cool the ingredients and grind into fine paste by adding the required amount of salt.

Transfer it to a bowl and serve.

Optional :

Heat 1 Tsp oil in a small pan and add 1/2 Tsp mustard seeds.

Once its starts spluttering, add 1 Sprig of curry leaf and a pinch of hing powder.

Add tempering to the prepared chutney and serve.

Serving Options :

Serve with Curd rice,  Idli or Dosa.