Bellpepper chutney

I have been trying different chutneys with dosas and idlis apart from my usual chutneys. This recipe is derived from Indira’s bellpepper chutney. I changed it to suit to our taste. We love ginger chutney, and I have developed a habit of using lot of ginger in my cooking these days. So that is what I followed for this chutney too. We love the mild taste of this one.

1 orange bellpepper(capsicum)
2 tbl spn chana dal
1/2 tea spn chopped ginger
5-6 curry leaves
3 red chillies
A pinch asafoetida
1/4 tea spn tamarind extract

Heat oil and add chana dal. When they are fried, add curry leaves, red chillies, chopped bellpepper. Add very little water and let it cook. Grind this with ginger, tamarind, salt(do not add too much water).

Preparation time : 20mins

17 thoughts on “Bellpepper chutney”

  1. Hey Shilpa…Its idlis for breakfast tomm with this chutney. I have all the three color bell peppers. Will definitely try this tomm morning. Thanks.

  2. Wonderfully colored n flavorsome …screams the picture..very promising (not actor) but accompaniment! Thks for sharing..wd buy orange BP next round n prepare this simplified recipe! (Hey I hv posted pathrado that I tried frm ur chk..first time fried wt Rulao!Tks for tht too..D’s tastebuds liked it! :D)

  3. hey shilpa, this is too tempting….. will surely try it out.
    what bout adding a hint of parsley/coriander/mint to it?!! have u ever tried it out?!! do let me know if yes.
    love ur recipes.

    Shilpa: Sorry, haven’t tried.

  4. Hi Shilpa and Aayi,

    Found your blog last week, and have been devouring it since! What a divine idea – a mother-daughter blogging about food! Good luck and a great job.


  5. We all liked the taste of it very much. I made it this morning with mushti polo. I added a little bit of jaggery (sweet tooth) Thanks for a new chutney.

  6. Hi Shilpa, I made this chutney and it came out very well. It was a big hit! Thanks a lot. I used yellow bellpepper instead of orange.

  7. okie i know this is going to sound like blasphemy to you but you see i have green bell peppers what do you think can i give this recipe a shot or wot?

    Shilpa: Probably, you can give it a try.

  8. I never thought that I would ever cook and that too something which is edible 😛 I tried my luck with your chutney recipe and to my surprise it was a hit with my family 😀
    I just wanted to try something new this lockdown and this recipe was one of them 😀
    Thank you so much. Hope to try out more in the near future.
    Stay safe !!!

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