Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Red Bellpepper Chutney-Red alert!

A chutney that looks fiery yet not so spicy,a side dish that that does not require too many ingredients,a chutney that can be whipped up in minutes-This is what I can say about bell pepper chutney.

I used:

Red bellpepper-5,chopped
Tamarind extract-1 tablespoon,thick
Red chilli -2
Salt to taste


Mustard seeds-1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds-1/2 a teasoon
Curry leaves a few

Oil-1 teaspoon
  1. Heat a pan and put in red chillies and roast for a minute.Remove from pan and keep aside.
  2. Heat a little oil in the same pan and put in chopped bellpepper and cook till soft.
  3. Cool and grind to a smooth paste along with red chillies,salt and tamarind paste.
  4. Remove to a serving bowl.
  5. Heal oil in a small pan and put in the seasonings
  6. When it crackles pour over chutney and serve as a side dish with a breakfast of your choice.[We had it with cornmeal dosa.]


  • Though it looks spicy,the taste was mild.
  • Since the bell-pepper was not hot I used red chillies.You can omit it or reduce the quantity to suit your taste
Bon appetit.....


Devi Meyyappan said...

Hey.. wow, new dish with bell pepper!.. as you say looks very very nice and tempting :)

Nithu Bala said...

Dear, this looks interesting..will definitely give a try..

Prathibha said...

i love 2 have this chutney now wid idli/dosa

Prathibha said...

i love 2 have this chutney now wid idli/dosa

Priya said...

Delicious and very colourful chutney...

Rachana Kothari said...

The chutney looks really yummm!!!! And the best part is that it can be made in a jiffy!

Asha said...

Bell peppers are so sweet here, aren't they? I add more chillies too to make it spicy. Looks yummy.

Malar said...

hi PJ..this chutney looks awesome..perfect with Idly..please collect award from my blog..

tasteofbeirut said...

I will try this one day!