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Red capsicum chutney | Kudamilagai chuntey

Easy chutney with red capsicum, a perfect side dish for idli and dosa
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Keyword: chutney recipes, Side dish for Idli dosa, South Indian breakfast recipes
Servings: 3
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • 1 red capsicum
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 5-6 red chilis
  • A tiny piece tamarind
  • Salt as needed

To temper

  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Few curry leaves


  • In a pan add 3 tsp of oil and add the urad dal, red chili and tamarind.
  • Saute till the dal turns light golden brown.
  • Now add in the chopped onions and red capsicum to this.
  • Cook for 4-5 mins till the capsicum gets cooked.
  • Add salt to this.
  • Once done, transfer this to a mixie jar.
  • Grind this into a fine paste, add water to adjust the consistency.
  • Temper mustard seeds and curry leaves in 1 tsp of oil.
  • Add this to the chutney.
  • Tasty Capsicum chutney is ready.
  • You can serve this with Idli, dosa and even for chapati.
  • You can spread this on the bread too.


1. Instead of urad dal, you can add chana dal too.
2. You can add a few cloves of garlic also while adding the onions.
3. If you want to make a no onion no garlic red capsicum chutney, omit the onions and add a small piece of ginger.