Red Bell Pepper Peanut Chutney

8 Sep

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Red Bell Pepper Peanut Chutney.

Red bell pepper is chopped and cooked in oil along with onion. It is then ground into paste along with peanuts and spices. Serve red bell pepper peanut chutney with steamed rice or with dosa etc…
Makes: around 1 Cup of Red Bell Pepper Peanut Chutney

Ingredients:

Red Bell Pepper 2
Onion 1
Roasted Peanuts 2 Tbsps
Urad Dal 1 tsp
Whole Red Chiles 1 – 2
Mustard Seeds a big Pinch
Salt to Taste

Method of preparation:

Peel and roughly chop the onion.
Wash, remove stems, discard seeds and roughly chop the red bell peppers.

In a small pan, add urad dal and fry on low flame till it turns golden brown in color.
Remove urad dal onto a bowl.
Add few drops of oil in the same pan, add broken red chiles.
Fry for few seconds and remove from heat.

Heat oil in the same pan, add mustard seeds.
Once mustard seeds start spluttering, add chopped onion and bell pepper pieces.
Cook covered on low flame for around 5 – 8 minutes or until the bell pepper softens.
Then uncover and fry till onion is light golden in color.
Cool the ingredients to room temperature.

Grind urad dal, red chili and peanuts into fine powder using a grinder.
Then add the onion and red bell pepper and grind again into paste.
Serve red bell pepper peanut chutney with steamed rice or with dosa etc…
Notes: Make sure to cook the red bell pepper well.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with red chillies or add a green chile while cooking the bell pepper.
Variations: Check bell pepper tomato chutney here.
Other Names: Red Bell Pepper Peanut Chutney.

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