Red Bell Pepper Chutney

Red Bell Pepper Chutney

Red Bell Pepper Chutney, a flavorful dish prepared by roasting red peppers and onions and grind it along with peanuts, tamarind, chilies. As you see this chutney is spicy, sweet and tangy and all of them are balanced well. You can serve this as a condiment with dosa, idli, upma or as a spread on a toasted bread or even mix it with plain rice and serve with papad. You can store it in the refrigerator for upto a week.

Preparation time: 30 mins
No. of Servings: 8
Spice level: 3.5 out of 5

Ingredients:

  • Red Bell Pepper – 3
  • Garlic cloves – 4
  • Long dried red chilies – 3 to 4
  • Medium size onion – 1
  • Roasted Peanuts – 1/2 cup (no skin)
  • Whole tamarind – 1 tbsp
  • Sesame oil – 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Jaggery – 1/2 tsp (optional)

Method of Preparation:

  1. Add tamarind in 1/4 cup of warm water and leave it for 10 minutes to let it soften.
  2. Heat a tsp of oil in a pan and saute onions until it becomes translucent. Transfer it to a plate.
  3. Heat a tbsp of oil and saute chopped red bell pepper until it becomes brown and soft. Let it cool.
  4. In the same pan roast dried chilies and garlic with the remaining oil until garlic turns golden brown. Let it cool.
  5. Grind everything along with tamarind, roasted peanuts, salt and jaggery to a paste.
  6. Store it in an air tight container and refrigerate it for upto a week.

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26 Responses to Red Bell Pepper Chutney

  1. Angie's Recipes July 2, 2010 at 12:33 pm #

    Your red bell pepper chutney looks fantastic!

  2. Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal July 2, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    That is mouth watering dear.

  3. Sushma Mallya July 2, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    I have not done it till now but sounds really good with bell peppers…nice clicks nithu

  4. swathi July 2, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

    Bell pepper chutney looks really yumm.

  5. vrinda July 2, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

    Never thought of making chutney with bell pepper..looks good

  6. Jay July 2, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    colorful n healthy chutney…nicely done…!

  7. praniskitchen July 2, 2010 at 6:03 pm #

    thatsso good making chutney frm bell pepper looks really delicious yum yumm

  8. Reeni July 2, 2010 at 9:46 pm #

    This looks wonderful! I love all the flavors – especially the tamarind!

  9. Treat and Trick July 2, 2010 at 11:29 pm #

    Beautiful color and looks delicious dear…

  10. Deepa July 2, 2010 at 11:35 pm #

    Nithu,
    Bell pepper chutney looks yummy

  11. shobha July 3, 2010 at 2:35 am #

    Red bell pepper chutney looks spicy and delicious.

  12. Sangi July 3, 2010 at 3:00 am #

    looks very tasty Neethu D…luv spicy chutneys..

  13. sanyukta gour(bayes) July 3, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

    hey dear…tht looks wonderful…tempting n mouthwatering chutney…wht a bful color………….yummo

  14. Krishnaveni July 4, 2010 at 3:16 am #

    delicious chutney…must be great with rice

  15. Nandini July 4, 2010 at 11:32 am #

    Wow! It looks spicy and yummy! Awesome shot!

  16. Rachana July 5, 2010 at 6:04 pm #

    The chutney looks lovely!

  17. Nithu Bala July 5, 2010 at 10:51 pm #

    Dear Nithu, the chutney sounds interesting..thanks for sharing..will try sometime soon..

  18. Roti n Rice July 6, 2010 at 11:11 am #

    Your chutney looks good. Must be yummy with rice.

  19. Sarah July 6, 2010 at 11:15 am #

    nice click..looks so yummy!!

  20. Rosa July 6, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

    A wonderful chutney! Very interesting and surely delicious!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  21. Raina July 6, 2010 at 9:13 pm #

    This sounds wonderful. I am just learning what chutney is. I see it on the blogs, but you have convinced me I must try it. Yours looks so good:)

  22. Valarmathi July 7, 2010 at 3:15 am #

    Chutney looks fantastic and yummy.

  23. Shoba Shrinivasan July 8, 2010 at 12:15 am #

    Nice chutney…was wondering why you have a pic of a rice in the beginning??

    Shobha

  24. Sridevi July 13, 2010 at 3:22 pm #

    Bell pepper chutney looks delicious. will taste great with Idli and Dosa.

  25. Mimi July 14, 2010 at 11:59 am #

    Great flavors and color!
    Mimi

  26. Cynthia July 15, 2010 at 8:46 pm #

    Ummmm, that chutney looks spicy and soooo good!

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