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

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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.

so, Please make sure to choose only the red colour capsicum for making this chutney. If you do not have the red colour capsicum, then please check out the chutney recipe that is been prepared using green capsicum here. This chutney goes well with idly and dosa.

For the perfect red colour, it is enough to saute the red pepper for few minutes. over sauteing given mild yellowish red colour while grinding. Along with urad dal, channa dal also can be added but personally I like this chutney only with urad dal. Chutney consistency is completely of your choice. You can grind it just like coconut chutney or grind it smooth.

Red capsicum is good source of vitamin C and B6 and it is packed with antioxidants.


Basic Information:

Preparation and Cooking Time: 30 minutes + 10 minutes for cooling

Serves: 3


For Chutney:

Oil – 2 tsp

Urad dal – 1 tbsp

Dry red chilli – 3

Tamarind – a small marble size

Red capsicum / Red Bell Pepper – 1 or 1 and ½ cup

Salt – to taste

For Seasoning:

Oil – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds -1/4 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Recipe Video:

Method with step by step pictures:

1) Remove the seeds from red capsicum and cut into cubes. Soak tamarind in 3 tablespoons of warm water.

2) In a Kadai/Pan,  add 2 tsp oil, fry urad dal and dry red chillies in low flame. Fry the urad dal till it  releases nice aroma and turns light brown colour.


3) In the same pan, add the cubed capsicums till they are tender and well cooked. Allow it to cool completely.


4) Combine urad 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 a tsp oil in tempering/same pan. When it is hot, add mustard seeds.


6) When mustard seeds splutter, turn the flame off and add curry leaves.


7) Pour this seasoning to the chutney and mix well.

8) Serve with Dosa or Idly.

Serving Suggestions:

1) Serve it as a side dish for idly and dosai for breakfast and dinner.



1) Only red capsicum tastes good in this chutney preparation.

2) Make sure to remove the seeds, it might burst while frying.

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Priya Suresh

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

Jayanthy Kumaran

wow..never tasted before Am curious to giv a try..:)
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Gayathri NG

Sounds interesting n falvorful chutney lovely color…

Hamaree Rasoi

Chutney looks delicious and colorful. Delicious preparation.

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Reshmi Mahesh

Bright and delicious looking chutney…

Nalini's Kitchen

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..


Lovely color .. yummy chutney.

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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.

Kaveri Venkatesh

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.

Prathima Rao

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..
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OMG! so inviting…i too luv this chutney ….

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Suja Manoj

Colorful and tempting chutney..yum


colorful n yummy chutney…………

Sobha Shyam

lovely chutney and love the innovative Uma..

Sangeetha M

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

Sensible Vegetarian

Lovely, simply makes me drool.

Christy Gerald

Simply delish,tempting and ColourfulChutney.Luv it.

Only Fish Recipes

wow…lovely chutney…never tried chutney with red capsicum be4…bookmarking it 🙂

Biny's Recipes

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

Kiran @

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

Sobha Shyam

hey Uma, grab an award from my space 🙂

Love and other Spices

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

Sushma Mallya

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

Jeyashris Kitchen

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.

anthony stemke

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.

Sarah Naveen

great pics..beautiful color..totally wow!!
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lovely pics and yummy recipes..