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January 14, 2009



I am sending this red hot spicy chutney to click event conducted  by Jai & Bee of Jugalbandhi.clicking-copy

Very easy to make . Those who loves to eat hot n spicy can give a try!! We do this whenever we (me & my MIL) our tongue tickles for hot ,spicy food Smile


Here comes the simple ingredients:
  • Red Chilly – 7 nos
  • Medium size Lemon – Half
  • Salt – to taste
To Temper:
  • Sesame /Gingely Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal- 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Asafetida/Hing – a pinch

How to make:
  • Grind  the red chillies with the required salt and water to make a paste.
  • Season with mustard,urad dal , curry leaves and hing.
  • Finally squeeze half of the lemon into it. Mix it well.check for salt.
  • Delicious and spicy chutney is ready!!
  • Can be served with idly & dosa by adding sesame/gingely oil.

Note: This chutney can also be made by adding small gooseberry size tamarind instead of lemon juice.U have to saute & add finely chopped small onions.Try this for variation..


Red Chilly:
  • Red chili peppers are a very good source of vitamin A, vitamin C and dietary fiber. They are also a good source of iron and potassium.
  • Chili pepper, dried (2.00 tsp)
    6.00 grams - 25.50 calories
    Nutrient Amount DV (%)
  • vitamin A  531.60
  • dietary fiber  2.64 g
  • vitamin C  3.84 mg
  • potassium  126.00 mg
  • iron  0.60 mg
  • All hot chili peppers contain phytochemicals known collectively as capsaicinoids.
  • Research in humans found that "after adding chili to the diet, the LDL, or bad cholesterol, actually resisted oxidation for a longer period of time, (delaying) the development of a major risk for cardiovascular disease.
  • Researchers found that the amount of insulin required to lower blood sugar after a meal is reduced if the meal contains chili pepper.
  • Chilli peppers are being probed as a treatment for alleviating chronic pain.
  • Spices, including chilli, are theorized to control the microbial contamination levels of food in countries with minimal or no refrigeration
  • Hot peppers are claimed to provide symptomatic relief from rhinitis, but a review study found no effect
  • Several studies found that capsaicin could have an anti-ulcer protective effect on stomachs infected with H. pylori by affecting the chemicals the stomach secretes in response to infection
Possible health risks and precautions:
  • A high consumption of chilli is associated with stomach cancer.
  • Chilli powders may sometimes be adulterated with Sudan I, II, III, IV, para-Red, and other illegal carcinogenic dyes.
  • Aflatoxins and N-nitroso compounds, which are carcinogenic, are frequently found in chilli powder.
  • Chronic ingestion of chilli products may induce gastro esophageal reflux (GER).
  • Chilli may increase the number of daily bowel movements and lower pain thresholds for people with irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Chilli's should never be swallowed whole; there are cases where unchewed chillies have caused bowel obstruction and perforation.
  • Consumption of red chillies after anal fissure surgery should be forbidden to avoid postoperative symptoms.
  • Lemons provide an excellent source of vitamin C.  They are also a good source of vitamin B6, folic acid, potassium, limonene, and flavonoids.
  • Studies have been done on the phytochemical limonene which is extracted from lemons. Findings showed that limonene contains anticancer properties and is effective in
    dissolving gallstones.

This chutney also goes to Chutney/Dip mania event,here @ Mane Adige hosted by ramya





  1. Never knew the risk of eating chilli more....Thanx for sharing!
    My FIL 's favourite,I made twice when he was here :) Lovely choice for the evnt!

  2. That is fiery red chutney indeed, yummy! True that capsacine in the chillies have lot of beneficial effects on us, great post! :))

  3. Looks yumm.
    I diod see somewhere a chutney event, don't know in which blog.

  4. Chutney looks very yummy. I should make this chutney for my husband. Love the Kitchen Clinic Section.

    Happy Sankranti !!

  5. amazing spicy chutney out there, I would love that

  6. The chutney looks delicious chitra..you have a yummy blog..keep up the good work.

  7. Thanku all for ur wonderful comments!!!

  8. Wow awesome click? Nice to know that you are also from Bangalore.... Where do u stay in Bangalore? You can find my mail id in my blog.....

  9. Thanks for dropping by dear.Lovely chutney. I will try it soon.

  10. Got to know more on chillies...thanks Chitra.Lovely Chutney.

  11. Great idea! Such a simple recipe. I love chillies!

  12. The husband loves spicy chutneys. Must try this one out!

  13. wow wonderful spicy colorful chutney... i m drooling.

  14. lemon chili chutney is very new to me, looks delicious with idlis, thanks for sahring the recipe :)

  15. thank u all for dropping by :)hugs!!

  16. lemon n chili sounds like a wonderful combo.... Thanx for the wonderful entry!!! :)


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