Capsicum Chutney

Capsicum is a very rich source of vitamin A and Vitamin C. It is also very rich in antioxidants. This chutney is very easy to make. It contains garlic, onions and capsicum, all of which are heart friendly.

Ingredients

  • 2 red capsicums
  • 1 onion
  • 5-6 garlic flakes
  • 3 dry red chillies
  • 1/2 cup curry leaves
  • A gooseberry sized tamarind or a large red tomato
  • 1 tablespoon grated coconut
  • 1 tsp of cooking oil
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Keep a pan or wok on the stove and add a tsp of oil.
  • Saute the onions till they get transparent.
  • Add the curry leaves and red chillies and fry for a minute.
  • Add the capsicums and saute for around 5 minutes till soft.
  • Add tomatoes and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Put all the fried ingredients into a mixer jar and add coconut and garlic.
  • Grind it till it reaches a chutney consistency.

You can also temper it (optional) with mustard, hing, a red chilli and a pinch of asafoetida. It is a very healthy dish and makes a great accompaniment to rice, rotis and dosas.

You can also grind this chutney without the coconut. When mixed with hung curd, it makes a great dip or a spreading sauce for sandwiches.