Monday 5 May 2014

Green Capsicum Chutney / Capsicum Chutney

Capsicum chutney is a healthy and tasty chutney; this is a best accompaniment for the South Indian breakfast varieties, such as Idli, Dosa and Uttappam.   Try  this; to help your kids eat this vegetable without any fuss!

A small note on health benefits of green capsicum:

Green Capsicum or Green Bell Peppers is fat free,  low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals especially rich in vitamin C (contain double the vitamin C content of oranges).

It also contain zeaxanthin, which keeps the eyes healthy and might reduce the risk of age-related eye disorders.

Don't forget to check my other vegetable based chutneys Ridge Gourd (Peerkangai) Chutney, Red Capsicum Chutney, Cabbage Chutney.


Green capsicum - 1
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Garlic - 4 to 5
Green chillies - 2
Red chillies - 2
Tamarind - small gooseberry size
Corriander leaves -  2 to 3 tbsp 
Coconut - 2 tbsp (optional)
Salt - as required

For seasoning: 
Mustard - 1 tsp
Hing ( asafoetida) - a generous pinch

Oil - 2 tsp

Curry leaves - few leaves


Remove the seeds and chop capsicum into cubes; keep aside.
Chop the onion and tomato into pieces and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan; add urad dhal, channa dhal, green chillies and red chillies.

When the colour changes to golden brown; add onion and garlic.  Sauté  for few seconds.

After that add the chopped tomato, tamarind, capsicum and salt; continue cooking in a medium flame until it become soft. (No need to add water)

At last add coriander leaves and grated coconut ( if your are using); mix well.

Remove pan from the stove and allow it to cool. 

Take a blender or mixie add capsicum mixture along with water (Adjust the water quantity according to the desired consistency) and grind it into a fine paste. 

Transfer the chutney into a serving bowl.

Take another pan, add oil and temper with mustard seeds, hing and curry leaves; pour it over the chutney.

Give it a mix and serve with hot idli!


If you don’t want to add coconut, you may skip that step!

Instead of garlic you can also try it with ginger. I have tried it with both.

Colour of the chutney is different from the step by step photo due to difference in lighting when the photo was taken.


  1. That looks wonderful poornima ..Love this chutney

  2. Lovely... will try this variety chutney.

  3. when i read capsicum chutney i had to come on your blog
    oh my my it is indeed one treat to eyes and tummy:)

  4. Love the color...such a yummy and interestingly new chutney...

  5. Beautiful and flavourful side dish for dosas,can have two more with this chutney.

  6. Tasty flavourful chutney. Like to eat this with idli or dosa for breakfast or dinner. Will try this for sure.


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