17 July 2014


Vegetable chutneys have become my recent addiction m trying out chutneys with leftover veggies. Veggies give good flavor n adds its nutritious value to the chutney. 

For this months Shh Cooking Secretly Challenge event started by Priya aks am partened with Shama Nagarajan of easy2cookrecipes 2 secret ingredients given to me were tindora and shimla mirch which s difficult to hide so used em in chutney n made idlies to go with it.
What you need: Inspired from Padhuskitchen
Tindora / Kovakkai - 10 nos
Yellow Bell Pepper - 1/2 no, chopped
Onion -1 no, chopped
Tomato - 1 no, chooped
Red chilli - 5 nos
Green chilli - 2 nos
Tamarind paste - 1/4 tsp
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Coriander n Mint leaves - fistful
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Salt as reqd

How to make:
Heat 1 tsp oil fry the red chillies remove and set aside, same pan fry onions, green chilli, tindora, bell pepper and cook till they soften. Now add tomatoes, salt and cook again till everything turns mushy.

Switch off the stove add grated coconut, coriander, mint leaves and saute well and and allow it to cool.

Grind it along with red chillies and tamarind paste add dash of water and salt if reqd. Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, pour it over the chutney and serve with hot idlies.


  1. healthy and super dip with both the ingredients

  2. nice healthy and tasty chutney

  3. unique combo never tried this combo in chutney before.. Chutney looks yum! love the color.. Will try soon

  4. spicy flavourful chutney is inviting me...

  5. Awesome as always.I join to the club of chutney addiction. I also started making it these days.

  6. wow very very interesting and unique chutney dear :) looks super yummy .. finger licking good :)

  7. Perfectly done Kalpana, can't guess the ingredients..

  8. Very innovative and unique chutney, crispy dosas with chutney am just drooling here just on imaging the combo.