An easy to make yet delicious green pepper and tomato chutney…
My most favorite chutney is tomato chutney and I first tried that at my Aunt’s house. That tomato chutney along with dosa, I literally licked my finger and had way too many dosas that day. Of course, I have already shared that recipe with you all and many of my readers have tried it and loved it too.
I am not sure how many times I must have made the tomato chutney and yes, at times I do get the craving for the same. That’s when I make dosa or idli and enjoy with the delicious tomato chutney.
The other day, while making the tomato chutney I thought of tweaking the recipe a bit. I added green pepper or capsicum and cooked along with the tomatoes and pureed them together. Oh, I just loved the taste of green pepper in this chutney.
- Tomatoes, chopped – 4
- Green pepper, diced- 1
- Small onion, chopped – 10
- Garlic, minced – 2 cloves
- Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
- Chili powder – ¾ tsp or more according to your needs
- Salt – to taste
- Oil – 1 tbsp
- Tamarind, fresh- 2 inch slice soaked in 3 tbsp water
- Cilantro, chopped- one handful
- Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
- Dry Red whole chili – 2
- Curry leaves – 1 sprig
- Oil – 1 tbsp
- Heat oil in a wide non-stick pan, add small onion and saute till translucent.
- Add the green pepper, tomatoes, cumin seeds, garlic, chili powder, salt and saute until the tomatoes are mashed up.
- Remove the pan from the heat and let cool down a bit.
- Grind the mixture along with ¼ cup water to a smooth paste and Keep aside.
- Soak fresh tamarind in 3 tbsp warm water for 3 minutes. Squeeze the tamarind in water, drain the juice and discard the fiber.
- In another pan, heat 1 tbsp oil, add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
- Add dry red whole chili and curry leaves to it.
- Pour the ground green pepper and tomato paste over the seasoning, add the tamarind juice to it.
- Add ⅛ cup more water to thin down the chutney, combine well.
- Cook and let the chutney come to a slight boil.
- Taste and add more salt if needed.
- Finish it off with chopped cilantro.
- Serve warm with Dosa, idli or with rice.