Red Bell Pepper Chutney

A very dear friend of mine invited my parents when they were here a couple of years back which is when she prepared this fabulous Bell Pepper Chutney. She is a fabulous cook and her Biryani needs a special mention. I firmly believe that a recipe when prepared by different people will create different flavors. While I can replicate the recipe, I cannot replicate the taste. But, But!! I finally could achieve a similar taste after experimenting for several times and of course a few flops.So,a big thank you, Pooja!

2 Red Bell Peppers, coarsely chopped
1 Garlic Clove, peeled and minced
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Chilli Powder
3 Curry Leaves
2 Tbsps Oil+ 1 tsp
Pinch of Hing/asafoetida
1 tbsp finely chopped Coriander leaves
3 tbsps thick tamarind pulp
Salt to taste

  • Heat 2 tbsps of oil in a pan
  • Add the Red Bell Pepper pieces and Curry leaves and cook till they are soft but they should NOT turn black; Else, there can be a slight bitter taste when blended
  • Add the minced garlic
  • Cook for a min or so
  • Stir in chilli powder and salt
  • Add the tamarind pulp and let it cook for a couple of min, until the raw smell goes away.
  • Blend the Red bell pepper mixture along with the coriander leaves until smooth
  • In a small pan, heat the remaining tsp of oil
  • Add Cumin seeds, Mustard seeds and hing; Let them splutter
  • Quickly add them to the blended Bell pepper mixture
  • Serve hot with rice or idlis or dosas


    Tina said...

    Colourful and delicious chutney..

    Hari Chandana P said...

    OMG, mouth watering here.. looks super perfect and delicious.. yummy :)
    Indian Cuisine

    Aruna Manikandan said...

    Sounds new to me...
    Thx. for sharing...

    Unknown said...

    Interesting variation and yummy chutney

    chef and her kitchen said...

    very nice color of the chutney...looks perfect

    Priya Suresh said...

    Very tempting flavourful chutney..delicious!

    hotpotcooking said...

    colourful chutney

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