Traditionally the accompaniments for idli/dosa are coconut chutney, coriander chutney and tomato chutney. After having them for quite some time, there becomes a need to eat something different that is also easy to make. So here we go with the recipe of one such chutney:
Green bell pepper - 1 (chopped)
Onion - 1 (medium size)
Tomato - 1 (small size)
Green chilly - 1-2 (adjust according to taste)
Red chilly - 1-2 (adjust according to taste)
Gram dhall - 1 tbsp
Tamarind paste - 1/2 tbsp
Salt - as per taste
In a pan, heat oil. Add red chilly and gram dhall. Saute for 20-30 seconds taking care not to burn gram dhall. Add green chilly. Saute for 10 seconds. Add onion. Saute for a minute. Add green pepper. Cover the pan with lid. After 2 minutes, open and mix. Check if bell pepper has become soft. At this stage add tomato and saute for a minute. Remove mixture from heat. Allow to cool.
In a mixer/blender blend the cooled mixture along with tamarind paste and salt. Add minimal water. Blend finely. Transfer to a bowl. This chutney goes well with idli/dosas.
Green bell pepper chutney is ready and yummy!