March 24, 2015

Capsicum Chutney / Bell Pepper Chutney

When it comes to chutney, I love to experiment with veggies than trying out the regular style of chutney. Adding veggies to chutney, makes it more healthy and also enhances the taste and flavor. In addition, this is an easy way to feed veggies to children. This chutney is made of 3 ingredients.. Yes ! you heard it right..ONLY 3 INGREDIENTS.

                                                           Dry red chillies

Capsicum has a unique flavor which blends well with tomato and chillies to give a spicy flavorful chutney. This goes perfect with Idli and Dosa. And personally I love it with curd rice :)

Ingredients :

1 Big green Capsicum / Bell pepper, chopped
3 Tomatoes, chopped
3 - 4 Dry red chillies ( Adjust according to taste bud )
Salt to taste
Water,as needed
4  Tsp oil ( 2 Tsp for saute + 2 Tsp for thalimpu )
1 Tsp Mustard seeds
1 Tsp Urad dal
Few curry leaves

Method :

Heat 2 Tsp oil in a pan and add chopped capsicum pieces.

Saute for a minute and add chopped tomatoes.

Saute till it turns little soft and remove from the flame.

In a same pan, add red chillies and roast it.

Cool the mixture and grind into paste by adding salt and water.

Transfer the chutney into a small bowl and keep aside.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 Tsp oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds.

Once, it starts spluttering, add urad dal followed by curry leaves.

Now, add seasoning to the ground chutney and mix well.


Serving Options :

Serve with Idli or Dosa.