Green Capsicum Chutney


1 small green capsicum / bell pepper( 3/4 cup), chopped
3 tbsp grated coconut
2 dry red chillies
2 tbsp chana dal
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp coriander leaves
2 tsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1 small sprig curry leaves
salt to taste


  1. Chop the capsicum into cubes and keep it aside.
  2. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and let it splutter.
  3. Add chana dal and red chillies and fry till dal turns golden.
  4. Add chopped capsicum and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Then add grated coconut, tamarind and coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
  6. Allow to cool and transfer the ingredients to a mixer jar and then grind to a smooth paste adding little water and salt.
  7. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves.
  8. Pour this tempering over the green capsicum chutney and mix well. Serve with dosa / idli…

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