Capsicum (Bell Pepper/Pepper) Chutney/Dip

Pepper (Bell Pepper/Capsicum) Chutney

I like peppers (Capsicum; Shimla Mirch in Hindi) and have always used them in my vegetable curries or to make side-dish like dry pepper curry or pepper with chickpea flour. To be honest, I had never heard of Bell Pepper Chutney until recently. As usual, that did trigger the cook in me to try it out :). On an impulse, I prepared the chutney with Spinach Theplas over the weekend and the combo was just a super hit !

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Cucumber Chutney (Dip)

Cucumber Chutney

People mostly use cucumber in salads and/or in raita. I however make a dry cucumber curry which I have already posted earlier. Needless to say, this chutney is a bit different from the other dips as it is real healthy and flavourful. Cucumber is very nutritious vegetable – the Potassium richness in cucumber helps in regulating the blood pressure levels. Cucumber helps to reduce cholesterol, promotes digestion, rehydrates and remineralized the body. Cucumber is also eaten raw during summer as it has a cooling effect and helps in regulating the body temperature.

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Coriander (Dhaniya) Chutney

Coriander (Dhaniya) Chutney

Coriander (Dhaniya in Hindi) chutney is an easy, very delicious, flavourful and definitely healthy chutney/dip. I usually tend to have it with all of my snacks, paranthas and also as a side during lunch/dinner. The distinct taste and smell makes it very appealing to me – good enough reason for me to prepare it and store in the refrigerator for future consumption.

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