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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Red Bell Pepper Chutney-Chutney Recipe for Idli Dosa

If you are bored of the regular coconut chutney or tomato chutney or onion chutney, then give this bell pepper chutney with tomatoes a try. It tastes great with idli, dosa, upma, adai, parathas and pongal. It can be used as a spread for bread and also as a dip for samosas, bajji etc. Today we will learn how to make bell pepper chutney following this simple recipe.

Red Bell Pepper Chutney

How to make Red Bell Pepper Chutney for idli dosa

Red Bell Pepper Chutney

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 3
 Recipe CategorySide Dish-Chutney Recipes
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Onion - 1/3 cup
   Green chilli -1
   Garlic cloves - 2-3
   Ginger -1/2 inch piece
   Red Bell pepper - 1 cup chopped
   Tomato -3/4 cup chopped
   Coriander leaves -2 tbsp
   Salt needed

   Oil - 1 tbsp
   Cumin seeds/jeera seeds - 1 tsp
   Bengal gram/channa dal - 2 tsp
   Urad dal -1 tbsp
   Red chillies -2

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 1 tsp
   Urad dal -1 tsp
   Curry leaves - few


Heat oil in a pan/kadai, add cumin seeds, when it splutters, add bengal gram, urad dal, red chillies and saute until dal turns golden brown. Remove from pan.

In the same pan, add onions, garlic, ginger, green chilli and saute until onions turn transparent.

Then add chopped tomatoes and cook for a few minutes.

Add bell pepper, salt needed and cook until it becomes soft.

Add coriander leaves and switch off the flame. Let it cool.

First grind the dal mixture to a smooth paste, then add the bell pepper + tomato mix and grind it to a smooth paste.

Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, curry leaves, saute for a few seconds and pour it over the chutney.

Delicious and tasty chutney is ready to be served with idly and dosa.

Find more side dish for idli dosa and enjoy preparing them.

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  1. Very stunning and tempting photograph. Thanks for the recipe :)

  2. love the chutney colour....so perfect to dip some warm idli's

  3. tasty chutney.. I do it with all red, yellow and green.. must try this

  4. Tasty chutney.. And great use of capsicum :)

  5. tempting clicks....perfect chutney for idly

  6. This is a new chutney to me. I am going to try this one soon. It looks very yummy & I am sure will be great with dosas

  7. The chutney is so mouthwatering! A great click too :-)

  8. tempting chutney padhu... as usual great clik...

  9. Hello,I am big fan of your blog.I often gaze around here even before I started blogging.Lovely chutney.My all time favorite,please visit my space when you find a moment :)

  10. Very tasty and perfect mouthwashering ..... for Idli , Dosa , vada & all others

  11. Ah! totally loved it. Mouth watering indeed :)

  12. Can i try this chutney with green capsicum???

    1. No, this chutney has to be prepared with red capsicum. If you use green capsicum, it will be give a totally different taste.

  13. Thanks Padhu...i actually tired it..it came out really well..my friends liked it very much:)

  14. hi padhu lovely chutney i tried it it came well actually i dont like capsicum but this was very good thanks

  15. I tired it it came out really good.. Thanks for sharing !

  16. I tried it so many times. It's hit all time. I like all your chutney receipes. Thanks for sharing it.

  17. Nice inviting pics.. can we reduce or remove the garlic from the recipe?

    1. Yes, you can reduce or skip garlic if you do not like the flavor.

  18. Hi, i have a doubt. Do you not add salt to it? Thanks

    1. Of course, you have to add salt. I will update it.

  19. i dont get red capsicum can i try with green boczz i got bored eating with peanut cheutney

  20. Hi Padhu, The chutney looks great! will give it a try for sure :)

  21. Hi Madhu
    Just out of curiosity ,y do we have to fry and grind dal nd tomato mix seperately ?

  22. Hi Padhu
    I have been trying your dishes after my marriage since iam new to cooking.. I will use the ingredients as you mention Ed and it was coming out very well.. Thank you so much for your recipes.


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