Monday, February 14, 2011

Green Pepper Chutney/Dip and an Upcoming Review

Before writing recipe for today's post let me share the reason for making this deliciously tangy chutney. I had no plans of making it & I was about to throw this green pepper which froze so well in my refrigerator, that it made me think that do I need freezer? If U r confused so let me explain my situation here a little bit. Within first week of moving into my new apartment, first I found frozen milk bottle so I decreased the temp. of the fridge but after couple of days some of the veggies were frozen. I further changed the temp. to more low and used most of the vegetables BUT green pepper. Planned to use it in some soup as frozen peppers don't taste good in dry preparations so let it sit on the counter to thaw, but by the end of the day was so tired(all the unpacking after moving) so decided or I should say kind of convinced myself that it's O.k if for once I'm wasting food by simply throwing it, I don't do this usually, today I'm tired, there r many other things to do but was still guilty. So when he came home I told him about my decision(see I didn't had a heart to throw a veggie). What was I thinking, he gonna support me in this crime.......his one line and I was back into the kitchen.....he said "C'mon U can do better than that, make some sort of chutney out of it".  I usually make red bell pepper chutney so keeping that in mind I made this one. Here goes the recipe or I should say the guidelines.....

What I used :
  • 1 frozen green pepper/capsicum/bell pepper fully thawed (U don't need frozen)
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 tomato
  • 5-6 garlic cloves
  • 3-4  green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds(rai)
  • 8-10 curry leaves(curry patta)
  • lime/lemon juice as per taste
  • salt
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
What I did :
Heat oil in the pan, add rai & curry leaves, once they start to splutter add roughly chopped garlic, followed by roughly chopped onion. Once it's translucent add chopped green pepper & finally tomato & green chillies. Sprinkle some salt. Once everything looks almost cooked add salt. It took me around 15 minutes or so. Let it cool a bit, puree it add some lime/lemon juice as per your taste. Serve it with crackers/pretzels/chips or plain rice, and I'm sure it'll taste very good with idli or dosas also.
Now coming to the review part, CSN is giving me another opportunity to do a product review, I'm sure most of the bloggers have already heard or read about CSN. It's a wonderful place to shop as they have 200 + online stores so without leaving the comfort of your home U can do all your shopping. As a food blogger first thing I think about is always kitchen but they have much more than that, for instance think travelling, it's already mid February spring break is not far & they have beautiful collection of luggage like Delsey luggage . What I'm trying to say here is that everyone can find something of their choice or need at CSN stores.

Now, to my blogger friends and readers as I mentioned in my previous post we moved to a new city and I'm still in the process of unpacking, so I'm not able to visit all of you or even when I sneak out from the kitchen & boxes to take a peak at all your wonderful blogs don't get much time to leave a comment, I hope U guys understand. I'm trying to set some routine, hopefully in few days it'll be better.


Prathibha said...

Nice chutney....looks yummm

Priya said...

Delicious chutney, looks awesome//

Suman Singh said...

Delicious chutney..would never have thought that..sounds interesting..thanks for sharing!

Tina said...

yummy dip....

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Chutney looks delicious. Could have it for days.

Hamaree Rasoi

sharada said...

chutney seems very tasty.
nice blog dear!

Malar Gandhi said...

Very new' sounds interesting...looks like a perfect combo'...thanks for sharing the recipe with us:)

Rita said...

Your partner is one lucky guy; after the past days you have been putting in; you know what I would have said???
Good Luck with that fridge; YOu just have to talk him into getting you a slow cooker; you will love it. You could haVe used that tired green pepper for a meal in your crockpot.
I have never made chutney; now I will try your recipe.

sharada said...

thanks for visitng my space & for that lovely comment come again.

To season the tawa and prevent the dosa from sticking to the tawa just sprinkle few drops of oil and spread
it with the help of cut onion piece.

Definitely use rice flour and also ferment the batter 4 hrs u will get a crisp dosa and all will like it.

Preety said...

chutney looks delicious

veena krishnakumar said...

oohhh...dip looks irrestible

Priya's Feast said...

Yum dip....U got a good space here..

veena krishnakumar said...

thanks for stopping by at Exotic petals.If you are interested i shall start a tutorial on that in my blog and in the mean time i will try to find a link for the same too