July 25, 2012

Roasted Red Bell Pepper and Coconut Chutney

A simple chutney made with Red Bell pepper and fresh coconut. Roasting red peppers brings out a distinct and delicious flavor which when combined with creamy coconut, creates this tasty and smoky chutney, which can be served with Dosa or Idly. It can also be used as a dip or even in your sandwich. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Makes approx 1 1/4 Cup

1 - Red Bell pepper / Red Capsicum
1 Cup - Coconut
1/4 Tsp - Jeera seeds / Cumin seeds
1/2 Tsp - Lime juice
5 - Curry Leaves
1 - Dry Red Chilly (Add more if you want to make it spicier)
1 cm - Fresh Ginger
1/4 Cup - Water

For Seasoning / Tadka
1/2 Tsp - Mustard seeds
2 - Dry Red Chilly
A few Curry Leaves

  • Preheat the oven broiler.
  • Cut the bell pepper into halves and remove the seeds.
  • Coat the bell pepper with canola oil or any other oil of your choice, that has a high smoking point.
  • Arrange the peppers skin side up on a baking sheet and place the baking sheet on the highest rack in your oven.
  • Keep an eye on the peppers as they roast. When dark splotches begin to appear on the peppers, remove the baking sheet from the oven.and carefully turn each pepper over.

  • When the top of the peppers begin to darken again, remove them from the oven and place them into a large bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, making sure that it is sealed air-tight all the way around. The steam from the trapped hot peppers will loosen the skins. After the peppers have cooled, peel the blackened skin off.
  • In a blender, add the roasted pepper, coconut, jeera seeds, lime juice,curry leaves, ginger,salt and water and grind to get a smooth paste.
  • In a pan, heat some oil and add mustard seeds. When the seeds start to splutter, add dry red chilly and curry leaves, saute for a minute.
  • Add this seasoning to the pepper-coconut paste.
Notes and Tips
  • This chutney can be used for sandwiches too. Just skip the tadka step and  smother some of this chutney in between buttered and toasted bread.


  1. back in action dudette!

  2. The color is sensational ~ beautiful shot!

  3. Beautiful clicks ...Colourful and tempting.

  4. Its really nice. Nice colour.

  5. Lovely idea of roasting bell peppers..I tried it out with shallow frying bell peppers,looks healthier version!!


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