Jun 22, 2011

Green Bell Pepper Chutney / Capsicum Chutney

Capsicum Chutney
Today is the last day in Blogging marathon..Srivalli made a exiting theme for today, she paired up two bloggers who had participated in this marathon.Each one should cook a dish from the other blogger recipes..I have been paired with Usha from MySpicyKitchen.. I searched her blog and found this amazing chutney recipe.. So I decided to make that..She used red bell pepper and tomatoes in her dish,I couldn’t find that colour capsicum over here,so I used green capsicum..And I also planned to keep this chutney green so I replaced the tomatoes with tamarind. I also used some coriander leaves to brighten up the chutney..I love a little sweet taste coming from this chutney,so I added a tiny bit of sugar..At last this dish came out perfect..I enjoyed this with Dosa..This weeks marathon ends by today..From tomorrow onwards I am in another exiting theme..So keep checking it out..

Capsicum / Bell pepper -2 chopped
Green chilli-2 chopped
Curry leaves-1 spring
Garlic-6 cloves
Sesame Seeds / Yellu -1 tblspn
Cumin seeds / Jeera-1 tsp
Mustard seeds / Kaduku-1 tsp
Tamarind paste / Puli-1 tblspn
Coriander leaves-2 tblspn
Turmeric / Manjal- ½ tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar-1 tsp
Oil-1 tblspn


Heat a frying pan and add poppy seeds in it..Toast till golden(they will start jumping out of the pan)..Remove that and let it cool..After it gets cooled grind it into a fine powder.

Heat 1 tblspn oil in a pan and crackle some mustard and cumin seeds.

Throw in curry leaves,green chilli and garlic.

Add in salt and turmeric powder..Now add in chopped capsicum pieces and mix well.

Cover it and let it cook till tender.Add some sugar and mix well.

Add in the poppy seed powder and mix well. Pour in the tamarind pulp and mix well.

Let it cool down.Then grind it into a smooth paste by adding some water.

Serve with idlis or dosa..


Grab your ingrediants

Toast your sesame seeds and make it into a powder

Fry cumin and mustard seeds,add garlic,curry leaves,green chillies...Add in salt and turmeric powder..Throw in capsicum

cook the capsicum till tender..Add in sugar,poppy seed powder,tamarind puree

Let this cool down

Take this in blender and make into a fine paste by adding some water


Stefania said... Best Blogger Tips

very interesting recipe. I have never cooked a chutney, but I will try your

Mélange ! said... Best Blogger Tips

The chutney is a bright idea and the result as I see here is awesome ! Can imagine the flavour..sure you enjoyed this one!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Best Blogger Tips

wow, love the chutney, color and everything about it. Great replacement of tomato with tamarind for the color.

harini-jaya said... Best Blogger Tips

Good one. I was planning to make green capsicum chutney too for tonite's dinner ..But I don't use poppy seeds..

Usha said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for trying out the recipe, Aarthi! I never tried it with green capsicum but once used both red and green capsicum. I prefer red capsicum bcz it is little sweetish in taste.

I will post my recipe from your blog by the end of the day. Just finished lunch and ur recipe was for lunch!

fyi, in your ingredient list, you listed poppy seeds instead of sesame seeds.

Chiara said... Best Blogger Tips

thanks for sharing this recipe! hugs...

Titti said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi!!! thanks for the visit!!! Love your blog and this recipe!!! xoxo, Titti!

Krithi's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

I have tried red bell pepper chutney.. your green bell pepper chutney looks so flavorful and delicious..

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Simo said... Best Blogger Tips

ciao Piacere di conoscerti!
Grazie per essere passata dal mio blog, sei molto brava in cucina, anche se io non conosco queste ricette indiane, passerò a trovarti!
Buona serata!

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely chutney dear..its new to me..looks great


Suja said... Best Blogger Tips

Innovative chutney,looks delicious...

StephenC said... Best Blogger Tips

This is very novel and I adore green peppers. Must replenish some of my spices so that I can prepare it.

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Fingerlicking chutney, can have two more idlies or dosas with this chutney..

Vardhini said... Best Blogger Tips

I have made chutney with red bell pepper .. this is new. Looks good.

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Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious looking chutney looks wonderful

Hovkonditorn said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds really delicious!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Chutney looks delicious and mouthwatering. Great recipe.

Hamaree Rasoi

Zoe said... Best Blogger Tips


Enjoy your blogging marathon and having fun cooking...

Priti said... Best Blogger Tips

Never tried this ...looks so yum n such pretty colour

RAKS KITCHEN said... Best Blogger Tips

Never tried bell pepper chutney! Looks awesome!

Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

If i would get this bowl of chutney i can lick it till the end so aromatically prepared..

Ciao Chow Linda said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't do enough Indian cooking, but with the help of your blog, I will try some of these recipes.

Federica said... Best Blogger Tips

What a tasty and aromatic sauce! It looks very appetizing. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog. See you soon, bye ^__^

Rekha shoban said... Best Blogger Tips

will try this chutney!!interesting one...perfect with idly n dosa!

Jayashree said... Best Blogger Tips

That's a tasty looking chutney.

jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

very interesting one and a great twist from the usual coconut chutney

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

What fabulous flavors - I tried your scrambled eggs yesterday and they were fantastic!

~~louise~~ said... Best Blogger Tips

Now this sounds like something I could warm up to Aarthi.

Thanks for sharing...

P.S. We're playing the Picnic Game over at my blog. You are more than welcome to join in on the festivities!!! Hurry though, the letters are going fast!

SavithaRaj's Spice Land said... Best Blogger Tips

BOOKMARKED..but i got to try with the red ones from my fridge..

Faith said... Best Blogger Tips

What a flavorful chutney! I can imagine it's fantastic on so many things!

Sharmilee! :) said... Best Blogger Tips

Flavourful n fresh chutney

Suma Gandlur said... Best Blogger Tips

Very colorful! I make another version with green bell peppers.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Made it yesterday. Super yummy !!

NIDHYA said... Best Blogger Tips

Prepared this chutney yesterday..it tasted great...a keeper for sure. thanks for sharing.

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Kavi said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks very delicious. Did you use both poppy seeds and Sesame seeds or either one ? I would love to make it today.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@KaviIt is white sesame seeds. not poppy seeds, i have mentioned it wrong in the pic

ChitraChaudhuri said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds very interesting, cannot wait to try this out. Thank you for sharing.

ChitraChaudhuri said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds very interesting, cannot wait to try this out. Thank you for sharing.

Raji Prasanna said... Best Blogger Tips

It's really grt nd I tried ths.. I'm intrst to cook aftr reading ur blog.. It's too taste