Red Pepper Chutney
If you are willing to do justice to your vegetable servings and want something new that goes with your breads and chips, you are at the right place. This Red Pepper Chutney (రోటి పచ్చడి) can be used as a savory spread or dip for your breads or chips. You can use this as topping on your burgers or wraps. You won't go wrong when you eat this with rice or substitute your routine peanut chutney with this for your Idli and Dosas.
Red Pepper - 1
Tomato - 1
Green Chillies - 3
Garlic - 4 to 5 cloves
Cumin Seeds - 1 tea spoon
Urid Dal - 1 table spoon
Cilantro - 2 table spoons
salt - 1 tea spoon ( according to your taste)
Canola Oil / Vegetable Oil - 2 table spoons
1. Take out the stem from the Red Pepper and cut it vertically and take out all the seeds and cut into medium size pieces. cut the tomato also into big pieces (4 pieces) and set them aside. If the Tomato is big size pieces we can retain the juices inside.
2. Put the non stick pan on flame and add oil to it
3. after 1 min add the Urid Dal followed by Cumin Seeds
4. When the Cumin seeds starts spluttering add the cloves followed by Green Chillies
5. Saute for 1 min until the garlic gets roasted and then add red peppers and saute for 3 min
6. add the Tomatos to the pan saute for 2 min
7. Then you can see all the juices from tomatoes oozes out and makes it a nice mixture. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
8. Then Switch off the stove and keep this pan aside and let it cool for 10 min
9. Once it cools off, Add this mixture in the blender and pulse it on low for 2 minutes. (you can use magic bullet or any other mixer)10. Add salt and cilantro and grind it until you get a thick sauce consistency. Take it out into the bowl and garnish with cilantro.
11. Yum! Yum! Yum! Red Pepper Chutney is ready to be served with your favorite bread or Indian roti or hot hot rice.
Serving Tip: My whole family loves this chutney when served with Idli or Dosa. You are serving 1 vegetable serving with this dish.
Hint: Seasoning to this Chutney is optional, but it adds very much flavor to this. In the picture I have shown here, I have added the seasoning (तड़का / తాలింపు / పోపు) . When you are serving this as spread or dip then don't add the seasoning. When you serve this withe any Indian dish, seasoning will make nice complimentary to it.
Steps to Prepare Seasoning: Take some oil in the pan and after heating a minute, add 2 red chillies, followed by Yellow Graham Dal, Urid Dal, Mustard Seeds and Curry Leaves. When the Dal turns red and mustard seeds splutter then Switch off the flame and immediately transfer this to the bowl with the chutney and mix it well.