Monday, March 10

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Chutney with Sesame seeds

I already posted one version of roasted red bell pepper chutney before which is made with some freshly grated coconut. This time I tried to make the same with some toasted sesame seeds instead of coconut and the result was excellent. Coming from andhra I am so used to making chutneys on daily basis and there is no end to the variations that you can try with various vegetables. This is one of those experiments which is a hit.

Here is the recipe:


1 big red bell pepper (roasted under the broiler)
2 tbsp sesame seeds (toasted slightly in a hot pan)
3 to 4 green chillies
3 to 4 red chillies
1 tbsp chana dal
1 tbsp urad dal
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 small lime size ball of tamarind soaked in some hot water
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp oil
salt as per taste
a pinch of turmeric powder

Heat oil in a pan and add chana dal, urad dal, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chillies. When the dals turn golden brown, add green chillies and asafoetida. Remove from heat and take them in to blender. Add turmeric, salt and grind until the dals are crushed. Add tamarind and grind until the tamarind is smooth. Now add the peeled red bell pepper and sesame seeds and grind until everything blends together. It tastes excellent with hot steamed rice or with breakfast items like idli, dosa etc.,

Enjoy.

10 comments:

Asha said...

Sounds great Hima, glad to see your post again!:)

Happy cook said...

Delicious. I love the chutney.

Dhivya said...

never tried chutney in bellpepper...adding sesame seeds sounds great..must try

A Cook @ Heart said...

Delicious! I love red bell pepper! The smoky- sweet flavor is too good!

Cham said...

Looks great this chutney, should taste great with rice

remya said...

chutney sounds delicious....love to try it soon...

Rama said...

Nice Picture...Looks yummy chutney....

Rama said...

Nice Picture...Looks yummy chutney....

Trupti said...

I am fan of any kind of chutney..this chutney looks delicious.

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TBC said...

I've made this chutney before but witout the sesame seeds. That is a nice touch, Hima.:)

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