Capsicum and Peanut Chutney

Today's recipe for Blogging Marathon #34 under the theme cooking with Capsicum is a simple yet delicious chutney.
This chutney I learned from one of my friend who makes excellent and innovative chutneys with veggies.
She uses sesame seeds also along with the peanut,as I ran out of sesame seeds used peanuts only for this chutney.
Addition of sesame seeds is an added flavor for the chutney.Now off to the recipe...................

Basic Information

Preparation Time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking Time ~ 10 minutes
Serves ~ 2


Green Capsicum/kudamilagai 1/2cup(chopped)
Green Chilly/pachamilagai3-4
Garlic/poondu1 fat clove
Tamarind/pulipeanut size
Coriander leaves/kothamalli4-5 strands
Saltto taste

For the tempering

Mustard seeds/kadugu1/4tsp
Urad dhal/ulutham paruppu1/2tsp
Asafoetida/perungayama pinch
Curry leaves4-5 leaves


Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan and fry the peanuts and green chillies till it turns golden.Now add in the chopped capsicum and saute it till the capsicum become soft and tender.Let the mixture gets cool down.

After cooling put the mixture in a blender,to this add the chopped coriander leaves,garlic,tamarind and salt.Pulse it for 15-20 seconds then add little water and grind it to a bit coarse paste.Tranfer it to a bowl.Now heat a pan with a tsp of oil and do the tempering and add it to the chutney.Mix it well.

Simple and flavorful chutney is ready.

Serve it with idly or dosa.


  • Fry the peanuts in a medium flame to get fried evenly and the amount of chilly can be adjusted according to personal preference.

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wow that an very very interesting combo and yummy chutney to accompany with idli's :) perfectly captured :)

Delicious and very tempting green chutney, i can have two more idlies with this chutney.

very tempting and easy chutney, first time here, inviting you to visit me at my blog when ever you have chance.

interesting and yummy chutney Nalini, never tried this combo..beautiful presentation!

delicious and pretty color chutney

Very delicious and tempting chutney.

wow very delicious combo and inviting clicks aks... lovely presentation...

Never would have thought of combining these two..very nice shots and with idlis it seems to inviting!

Very delicious chutney with lovely color,I often make capsicum chutney but adding sesame is new to me.Love your blog,happy to follow you,would appreciate if you can visit and follow mine :)

super chutney and looks awesome :) love the addition of groundnuts

amazing clicks & table setting. I ever knew that we could make chutney using capsicum. This looks lovely & will give it a shot

Sounds nice..never tried capsicum chutney .. looks tasty

Interesting chutney with capsicum and peanuts ...

Interesting pairing of capsicum and peanuts! Shall try it out.

Capsicum in a chutney?? Looks yummy!


I didnt read any of the post, but scrolled up and down and loved looking at all the pictures. The pictures are so so beautifully captured! Taking good pictures of chutney is so difficult and you have managed it with ease...

This is always a hit in my house.. when served with hot idlis.. and loved the base you have used for the chutney..

Very delicious chutney.. Those clicks are absolutely amazing.

love the color of this flavorful chutney

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