Thursday, September 23, 2010
Bell Pepper Chutney
I went to San Francisco in 2008. My second cousin lives there so we visited her and went around SFO. When we went to her place, she made this red bell pepper chutney... It was very new to me but it tasted really good. Very simple recipe but it was very nice. She made bread sandwich and she used this chutney as the spread. It was so good!!! From then I have been telling all my friends and relatives about this chutney and they all loved it. It has a sweetish tinge but when we combine it with red chilli, it tastes so good...
Nutirtional benefits: (http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=50)
Bell peppers are rich source of Vitamin C and A. Red bell peppers have protective effect against cataracts. Also they protect against macular degeneration, the main cause of blindness in the elderly. Proctects against rheumatoid arthritis and many more great values.
Red Bell Pepper - 1 big
Urad Dhal - 3 tbsps
Channa Dhal - 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Asafoetida - Pinch
Red Chilli - 2
Oil - 2tbsps
Cut bell peppers into small cubes and fry it in a tbsps oil untill it becomes tender.
In the same pan, heat another tbsps oil and fry urad dhal, channa dhal along with chilli, asafoetida untill golden brown.
Grind the peppers with the roasted dhal along with salt into a coarse paste.
Serve it with rice or roti or make it as a spread for your sandwich. Enjoy cookin!!!!
Sending this to Jagruti's CMT - Chutney and to Akhila's DNSW - B