Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Capsicum Chutney / Bell pepper Chutney

Belonging to Southern part of India means, you definitely would have a soft corner for idli/dosa. For me, I wouldn't mind having it for any meal of the day. Bringing in variety in the usual combination makes it even more interesting.

I was not introduced to any other chutneys to go with Idli/dosa other than the red coconut chutney and the chana dal chutney. But thanks to so many blogger friends from across the globe and the blogging community that I have been a part of, I got introduced to variety of food. This capsicum chutney was introduced to me by the blogging world.

This chutney is quick to make and pairs so well with you idli/dosa/paniyarams that you are definitely gonna love it. The can be served as a spread on your bread too. 


  1. 1 cup of chopped green Capsicum/ Bell pepper
  2. 1 cup of chopped red bell pepper
  3. 1 large tomato
  4. 1 cup of chopped onion
  5. A pinch of asafoetida
  6. 1/2 tsp of kashmiri chilly powder
  7. 1 tbsp of urad dal
  8. 1 tbsp of chana dal
  9. 1 tsp of grated ginger
  10. 1 tsp of chopped garlic
  11. Salt to taste
  12. 1 tbsp of oil
For tempering
  1. 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds
  2. 1 strand of curry leaves
  3. 1/2 tsp of urad dal
  4. 1 tbsp of oil

  • In a pan, take a tbsp of oil. Heat it. Add urad dal and chana dal. Let it roast. Now add, chopped onions, ginger, garlic and salt. Saute it until the onions turn tender.
  • Now add the chopped tomatoes and cook it untill tomatoes turn tender. Add the chopped capsicum, chilly powder and asafoetida. Cook it all well untill the tomato turn mushy. 
  • Turn off the heat and transfer it into a blender jar. Blend it into a paste. Transfer the paste into a serving bowl. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan. Once hot, add the mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp of urad dal and curry leaves. Fry it and pour it on top of the chutney paste.
  • Serve it with idli, dosa or paniyaram.

  1. You could add green chillies or black pepper powder instead of red chilly powder. 
  2. You could try making it with red, yellow and green capsicum for slight change in flavour and colours.


  1. I have never tried capsicum chutney; seen them on many blogs but thought capsicum flavor would be overpowering. How does it taste?

    1. Capsicum as such is not liked by my lil one... But in the form of this chutney he scrapped the plate untill every drop of it vanishes :) The capsicum flavor is not that prominent ...atleast I have not felt so

  2. It is actually a lovely way of sneaking in the capsicum which is something loathed. My kids hate it... Love the first pic of the paniyaaram sitting cozily on the chutney... :)

  3. Flavorful and tasty chutney.

  4. Love the color of the chutney..Good one!


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