Red Capsicum Chutney / Red Bell Pepper Chutney / Kodai Milagai Chutney

The vegetable which you can see anytime at my refrigerator is capsicum. TH and I love capsicum a lot and I used to incorporate it in all possible ways in my cooking. One day, I simply substituted the red capsicum in place of carrot in Carrot chutney and the result was very good than expected. After that I tried this chutney with all the other colours of capsicum. All were good with very slight change in taste(But, Red one was dominating in taste out of all). I am blogging our family favorite red one here, substitute with your favourite colour capsicum instead of red one and enjoy!

Basic Information:
Preparation and Cooking Time: 30 minutes + 10 minutes for cooling
Serves: 3-5

Red capsicum - 2 nos, big size
Urad dal - 2 tablespoons
Dry red chilli - 6-7 nos or adjust to your spice level
Salt - to taste
Tamarind - 1 small pinch
Oil - 5 teaspoons
Mustard seeds and urid dal - 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 1 string
Asafoetida - a pinch, optional


1) Remove the seeds from red capsicum and cut into cubes. Soak tamarind in 3 tablespoons of warm water.
2) In a Kadai/Pan,  Dry roast urid dal and dry red chillies in low flame. When urid dal releases nice aroma and turns light brown colour, transfer it to a dry plate.
3) In the same pan, add 3 teaspoons of oil and fry cubed capsicums till they are tender and well cooked. Allow it to cool completely.
4) Combine urid dal, dry red chillies, capsicum, salt and tamarind and grind using a mixer/coffee grinder till you get a smooth or coarse texture (texture is absolutely your preference and also add water as per requirements). Transfer the ground ingredients to a bowl.
5) Heat the remaining oil in tempering/same pan. When it is hot, add mustard seeds and urid dal.
6) When mustard seeds splutter, turn the flame off and add curry leaves and asafoetida.
7) Pour this seasoning to the chutney and mix well.
8) Serve with Dosa or Idly.

1) Add channa dal with urid dal if you prefer. Add 1or 2 garlic clove(s) for flavor if you prefer.
2) Make sure to remove the seeds, it might burst while frying.

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Wow wat a catchy and irresistible chutney,can have two more idlis with this chutney.

wow..never tasted before Am curious to giv a try..:)
Tasty Appetite

Sounds interesting n falvorful chutney lovely color...

Chutney looks delicious and colorful. Delicious preparation.

Hamaree Rasoi

Bright and delicious looking chutney...

Delicious and colorful chutney,I do make the same way
and love to have it with hot fluffy idly....

Never tried this chutney..So colourful and tempting..

Chutney is very colorful ...I never tried chutney with capsicum... Should give a try..

Chutney is so vibrant .. love this for breakfast..

very delicious n bright chutney..yumm yumm

Looks fiery bright...slurrp tempting chutney

The colors and textures in your photos make it look so tempting.

What lovely color that chutney has...Sure looks very inviting

Wow luk at that color, I luv capsicum and tomato chutney bcse of their color too :) I do make it almost the same way n some time add tomato as well.. great clicks dear..

looks very beautiful and tempting. Nice clicks.

We make chutney from green capsi & soup from the red ones but never tried chutney with the red capsi..Looks soo.....good!!!! What a lovely color too..
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Colorful and tempting chutney..yum

colorful n yummy chutney............

lovely chutney and love the innovative Uma..

Same pinch Uma- I too posted a chutney recipe yesterday- Spring onion chutney/green Red color :) never tried chutney with bell peppers,sounds yummy and a must try for me :) looks lovely!!

Simply delish,tempting and ColourfulChutney.Luv it.

wow...lovely chutney...never tried chutney with red capsicum be4...bookmarking it :-)

wow uma i love the colour.... great to know a new chutney for dosas and idlis.....

I've never had red capsicum chutney before.. that looks divine and drool-worthy :)

hey Uma, grab an award from my space :)

Never had this before and I love red capsicum.This is worth a try.

wow what a beautiful colour, loved the pics as well as the recipe..

Wow. delicious and colorful chutney

hi uma, never tried capsicum chutney before. look hot and tasty... have a nice day dear

eye catching chutney, nice colour. Very sorry for the late reply on ur query reg the baking tin used in my dates cake. My tin is 7 inch diameter and 2 inch depth round pan.

Delicious chutney love the color.

Gorgeous colour in your photo. Love capsicum also but the, other than green coloured ones, are very costly. When I see reduced red peppers I buy all I can, trim and clean them and freeze them.
New to chutneys, trying different ones.
Thank You for this post.

great pics..beautiful color..totally wow!!
Merry Christmas Dear !

lovely pics and yummy recipes..

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