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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


  • 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.


  1. Your red bell pepper chutney looks fantastic!

  2. That is mouth watering dear.

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

  4. Bell pepper chutney looks really yumm.

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

  6. colorful n healthy chutney…nicely done…!

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

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

  9. Beautiful color and looks delicious dear…

  10. Nithu,
    Bell pepper chutney looks yummy

  11. Red bell pepper chutney looks spicy and delicious.

  12. looks very tasty Neethu D…luv spicy chutneys..

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

  14. delicious chutney…must be great with rice

  15. Wow! It looks spicy and yummy! Awesome shot!

  16. The chutney looks lovely!

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

  18. Your chutney looks good. Must be yummy with rice.

  19. nice click..looks so yummy!!

  20. A wonderful chutney! Very interesting and surely delicious!



  21. 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. Chutney looks fantastic and yummy.

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


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

  25. Great flavors and color!

  26. Ummmm, that chutney looks spicy and soooo good!