Padmini’s Red Bell Pepper Chutney with Roasted Peanuts

If you like peanut butter and bell peppers like I do, you will love this chutney. The red bell peppers in this chutney give it a nice sweetness, while the roasted peanuts add a nutty fragrance and creamy texture. My friend Padmini made this red bell pepper chutney when my Dad and I went to her place for lunch one day. She served this chutney with some idlis, and it was so unique and delicious that I asked Padmini for the recipe to share and she passed it on. Try this chutney with idlis, zucchini fritters, carrot fritters, black-eyed pea fritters, or you can have it as a dip with fresh veggies and crackers.  Here is the recipe.

Padmini’s Red Bell Pepper Chutney with Roasted Peanuts:


  • 1 large red bell pepper chopped into little pieces
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • Salt
  • 1 dry red chill if desired
  • 1 tbsp oil


In a saucepan heat oil and sauté garlic, dry red chili, and bell pepper until peppers are tender. Add salt to taste.

In a food processor blend the cooked red peppers with roasted peanuts to form a thick pesto like dip. Taste and adjust for salt.  Chutney is ready.




7 thoughts on “Padmini’s Red Bell Pepper Chutney with Roasted Peanuts”

  1. You never cease to Amaze me Kalpana Sheth … I was just looking for a viable alternative to Tomato Chutney – your friend Padmini’s red Bell Pepper Chutney is the answer- Peppers are low in calories and i love the Tangy taste of Red Bell Peppers – sweet and sharp taste .. This can be used as a Sandwich Spread too because of the Peanuts . We can never get fat eating your well planned meals Dolly because your meals are calorie friendly .

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    1. Thank you. glad you are enjoying these recipes! I promise you, you will not go fat eating my food 😀😀. My recipes are all low-caloric, vegetable packed and low-carb. You can eat as much as you want and not put on a pound 😊. At least looking at my family that seems to be true – we are all pretty slim.

      Seriously though, you will enjoy this food and not feel stuffed afterwards and feel great physically and mentally when you cook and eat the recipes I post. It’s all the color in the veggies and spices that makes it fun to cook, it’s like cooking with a piece of colourful garden. Mind you the desserts are our vice 😏, I have yet to make a dessert that is calorie friendly. Thank you again for enjoying my articles, truly appreciate it!

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