Halwai September 22, 2018


• 2 medium-sized peppers
• 1-medium Tomato
• 1 -medium Onion
• 2- Green chilli pepper
• 1- dry Red Chilli pepper
• 4- tbsp Channa dal (Bengal gram dal)
• 1 -tsp Mustard Seeds
• 1/4 cup- chopped Cilantro (coriander) leaves
• salt to taste


  1. Chop the sweet pepper finely.
  2. Chop the onion and tomato finely.
  3. Roast the channa dal in 1/4 tsp of oil along with the dry red chilli pepper.
  4. Saute the sweet pepper, onion, tomato and the green chilli pepper in 1/2 tsp of oil, till the raw flavour goes off.
  5. First, grind the channa dal into a coarse powder, and then, add the rest of the sauteed ingredients.
  6. Grind to a medium consistency, slowly adding the cilantro while grinding.
  7. Add salt to taste, and mix them together properly.
  8. In a Dutch pot or kadai, add 1/2 tsp of oil and add the mustard seeds.
  9. When it crackles, add it to the chutney.
  10. You can serve this chutney with idlis, dosas, uppuma or you can use it as a spread on bread, or it can be also mixed with rice and eaten.

Recipe courtesy of Radhika