August 7, 2014

Capsicum chutney recipe - chutney for idli, dosa, parathas, theplas - how to make capsicum or bell pepper chutney

Capsicum or bell pepper chutney recipe - Today I am going to share a very simple, easy and quick capsicum chutney recipe that can be prepared with few  basic ingredients.  This capsicum chutney  is a great accompaniment to dosas, idlis, theplas and parathas.  Capsicums,  green chilly, ginger and garlic are delicately roasted on stove flame and then blend them to a smooth  paste to make the chutney.  This chutney has mild smoky flavor. Whenever I make dosa, idli, parathas or theplas,  I make chutney and capsicum chutney is one of them. To avoid extra oil in the chutney,  I have not added tempering to it. You can add mustard seeds, broken red chillies and asafoetida tempering to this chutney.  You can serve this capsicum chutney as a side dish to rice and curry. Even this chutney can be used to make bread sandwiches. I served it with the dal dosa that I had posted  the recipe earlier.

chutney for idli, dos, paratha, thepla

Preparation Time 5 minutes
Roasting Time 10 minutes

5 capsicums , roasted
7 -8 cloves garlic/ lasun, roasted
1/6" ginger / adrak, roasted
1 large green chilli, roasted
1/2 lemon
Salt as required

Capsicum chutney recipe with step by step pictures

Wash the capsicums and pat to dry. Roast them on stove top till dark spot appears from all sides. Allow it to cool.
roasted capsicums - preparing capsicum chutney

Scrape out the dark spots with the back of a knife .
scrpaed capsicums -preparing capsicum chutney

Slit the capsicums and remove the seeds. Roast the ginger, garlic and green chilly, separately on stove flame until  they  turn to light brown and aromatic. Mix the capsicums, green chilly, ginger and gralic together and allow them to cool.
roasted ginger, garlic and chillies - preparing capsicum chutney recipe

Then grind them together through a mixer to a smooth paste using little bit of drinking water. Transfer to  a bowl and add salt. Squeeze the lime in it. Now you can add tempering to it. Serve the capsicum chutney with dosa, idli, parathas and theplas.
ground chutney in a bowl. preparing capsicum chutney

chutney for idli, dosa, paratha, thepla


  1. Never heard about this...... Looks tempting , will surely try out!!

  2. yummy, it tastes great! Nice accompaniment for idly / dosa.

  3. A new & colourful to try.thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow very flavourful green chutney, delicious.

  5. healthy chutney,yummy !!

  6. Delicious colourfull chutney


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