Red Capsicum – Tomato Chutney

Yet another yummy and delicious chutney from Sailu’s Kitchen. Keep in mind that red capsicum is a bit sweet in taste, so add chillis as per your taste. This chutney goes well with idli and dosa.

Red Capsicum - Tomato Chutney

Ingredients

Red Capsicum: 1; roughly chopped

Tomato: 2; roughly chopped

Chana Dal (Senagapappu): 2 tablespoons

Dry Red Chillis: 3

Green Chillis: 3 (adjust to taste)

Cumin Seeds: 1 teaspoon

Coriander Leaves: 2-3 sprigs (optional)

Oil: 2 tabespoon

Mustard Seeds: 1/4 teaspoon

Curry Leaves: 1 twig

Asafoetida (Hing): 1 big pinch

Salt: as per taste

Instructions

1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a wok. Add chana dal, cumin and red chilies. Saute till the dal turns light brown. Remove from wok and keep aside.

2. In the same wok, add green chilies and coriander leaves. Saute for a minute. Remove from wok and keep aside.

3. In the same wok, add a tablespoon of oil. Add chopped capsicum pieces and saute on medium flame till they start to wilt.

4. Add chopped tomato and saute on medium flame till they turn mushy. Remove from heat and cool.

5. Grind roasted chana dal, cumin seeds and red chilllis to a coarse powder. Add the remaining roasted ingredients, salt and grind to a fine paste.

6. Heat remaining oil in in a wok. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.

7. Add curry leaves and asafoetida. Saute till leaves turn crisp. Turn off heat and pour the tempering over chutney.

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