CAPSICUM ‘N’ RAW PAPAYA CHUTNEY


Papaya and capsicum is another healthy chutney you have to try.I have posted the benefits

and recipes of capsicum in my previous posts.Now it’s with the combination of raw papaya.

Raw papaya is good to burn fat,controls bowel movements.It is a good remedy for indigestion

heart burn,stomach ulcers,gastric problems,controls proper flow of blood and maintains

blood pressure.So,considered good for heart patients too.You can slice the raw papaya and

cook with dal,make pickles,jam,juices,salads,mallum or poriyal with coconut.

Today I’m going to bring you the recipe for raw papaya and capsicum chutney.You can

combine with other veggies like,chow chow,carrot,green tomato,red tomato,coriander leaves

ginger,garlic,raw mango……..You could start your culinary expertise,and inventions to get into

some more combinations …..Do share your suggestions and comments.

To the recipe..

INGREDIENTS

2 green capsicum

1 cup peeled and chopped raw papaya

3-4 garlic with peel on

7-8 red chillies

2 tblsp.coriander seeds

1 tsp cummin seeds

2 tblsp channa dal (kadala parippu)

Few curry leaves(optional)

Salt to taste

Small piece of tamarind

1 tblsp oil.

METHOD

Heat oil in a pan and roast the bold listed ,till the dal turns light brown.

In the same oil,sauté the capsicum and raw papaya for 5-10 minutes.

Grind all together to a paste.Serve with Iddli,dosai ,rice,or rotis.

Note:If you like you could temper.

HEALTHY VEGETABLE CHUTNEYS


Today i would like to share with you a few chutneys ,with vegetables. Any hotels or

restaurants  would serve you with coconut chutney,tomato chutney ,coriander

chutney and sambhar with dosai or iddli ,or any other rotis,which is also good.But it is

too good and healthy if you could transform a vegetable into a chutney.Children who  are

choosy with vegetables,can be given a cheat treat with these healthy chutneys.

Well i’m gonna give a few recipes i have tried ,so do try and send me your comments.

 Carrot’n’Tomato chutney.

2 carrots

2 tomatoes

small piece ginger

1/2 tsp-1tsp.chilli powder

1/2 tsp jaggery

salt to taste

1/4 tsp pepper powder (optional)

1/4 tsp.cummin powder(optional)

Method

Grind the carrots,tomatoes,and ginger to a paste.

Heat oil.Add mustard seeds,dry chillies and curry leaves.

Next add rest of the ingredients and cook till its thick and you see oil coming out ,for

10 minutes on a slow fire.Its ready to serve now.

Root vegetables like radish and beetroot also can be made the same way.

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Ridge Gourd ,chow chow ,Banana stem,White pumpkin,Bottle gourd ,Brinjal,Snake

gourd can be made  by this same method and ingredients.Peels of vegetables like ridge

gourd can be used to make this chutney and its my favourite too..

Lets get into the recipe.

Ingredients

Any vegetable listed above chopped 100 gm

6-8 red dry chillies

1 tblsp.urad dal(ulundu)

1 tblsp.bengal gram dal or tuvar dal

1 tblsp coriander seeds

1 tsp.cummin seeds

1/2 tsp pepper

a small piece of tamarind

1 tsp.jaggery or sugar

a pinch of asafoetida

salt to taste

For tempering

oil,mustard seeds,curry leaves.1-2 dry chillies

Heat a tblsp of oil and saute the vegetable till soft,and set aside.

In the same pan,roast the rest of the ingredients till urad dal looks brown.

Then add tamarind and saute for 2 minutes.

Powder the spices,then put in the sauteed vegetable,and grind to a coarse paste.

Temper with mustard seeds and curry  leaves and cook for 2-3 minutes.

 

Will be posting few more interesting  chutneys soon.