Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Capsicum Chutney & Mint chutney

JFI and AFAM reached successful end..Thank you so much for ur contributions. I will post the roundups asap....

Today's menu is capsicum chutney, I had capsicum for ages in my fridge..was looking for some recipes...one recipe caught my attention, sailu's capsicum chutney.. I have done capsicum poriyal, never even thought of doing chutney with capsicum. I gave it a try and it was great success.. Goes very well with dosa..

Sailu, ur recipe is Tried, Tasted and Certified:Excellent..

3 big capsicums, washed and cubed
8-10 green chillies, chop into big pieces (adjust)
2-3 tbsp tamarind paste (adjust)
1 large onion, finely sliced

1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp split black gram dal
1/2 tbsp channa dal
1-2 dry red chillies
big pinch asafoetida
few fresh curry leaves
1 tbsp oil

I didnt do any changes to the recipe..just followed it as it says...

Heat two tsps oil in a cooking vessel, add green chillis and fry on medium heat for 4-5 mts, stirring it constantly. Remove from pan and cool.In the same pan, add the capsicum pieces and stir fry on medium heat for 3 mts. Remove and cool.Once cool, grind the sauteed green chillis, capsicum and tamarind paste to a coarse paste (I grounded it to a fine paste). Keep aside.4Add the remaining oil to the cooking vessel, add mustard seeds and let them pop, add cumin seeds and dals. Let the dals turn red, add curry leaves and dry red chillis. Add the asafoetida and stir fry for a few seconds.Add the sliced onions and fry for 4 mts or till they turn transparent. Add the ground capsicum-green chilli paste to the sauteed onions and stir fry for atleast 15-18 mts on low to medium flame. Add salt and combine. Ensure that the capsicum-green chilli paste is thoroughly fried in oil. This pachadi stays fresh for a few days if stored in the refrigerator.

Serve with hot rice and a dollop of ghee. (Didnt get a chance to try with rice, i am sure it will taste good).

Next chutney is mint chutney....

Mint chutney is made of mint and cilantro. chutney has refreshing flavour and freshens ur entire system....

Mint - 1 bunch
Coriander leaves - 1 bunch
Channa dal - 1 tbsp
Dalia/udaitha kadalai paruppu- 2 tbsp
Red chillies - 3
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Garlic - 3 cloves
Tamarind extract - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tsp


Heat oil in a pan and add channa dal, red chillies, ginger, garlic and chopped mint and coriander leaves. . After the leaves reduce in volume remove from fire and let it cool. Grind the mixture along with tamarind extract, dalia, salt and water as needed to make a fine paste. Heat oil in a pan, do the seasoning and once the mustard seeds start to splutter pour the seasoning into the chutney.
Serve with Idli, dosa and Rice..
Capsicum chutney is on its way to AFAM:BELLPEPPERS hosted by priya of Priya's easyntasty recipes, originated from maheswari of Beyond the usual.



Thats yummy chutney..looks so tempting...

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine

Yummy and healthy recipe.


both the chutneys look good.


Both chutneys look delicious! Capsicum chutney is very new to me. Perfect entry!


Both are absolutely yummy..Pass me those chutney's na as i m having idli for breakfast..:)

Kitchen Flavours

Oh wow......capsicum chutney sounds yum...mint chutney looks drool worthy.


Capsicum chutney is something so new and nice.. gonna try soon. First time to ur blog and find it really nice. Keep it going. :)

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Both the chutney's look mouth watering..i have never made capsisum chutney though...will try sometime :)


i love capsicum .. this chutney is just delicious


both r new to me..looks yumm:)


Both chutney looks yummy. Looks delicious.


Thanks pavithra, a2z veg, prathiba, pooja, kitchen flavours,sowmya, nithya, paritha, deesha,chithra, valarmathi...


Thanks A, loved India although it was so hot, should have visited in December!:)

Have a fun Summer, see you then.



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Both the chutneys looks amazing..thanks for sending capsicum chutney to AFAM Ashwini!!

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