Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Roasted Red Pepper Thogayal

Roasted Red Peppers have a special place in heart. Love adding them to italian sauces and to hummus. Do check out my Red Pepper Hummus recipe. I used to buy these in jars a long time ago. No idea why. It is so simple to just roast it on stove top.

As I was roasting pepper for hummus last month, I really wanted to make a thogayal with it. And the result came out really good.


Red Pepper 1
Coconut 1 heaped cup
Urad dal 2 tbsp
Red Chillies 1 (this was very mild. add more for spicier version)
Oil and Salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Roast the red pepper on the stove top till it is charred all around.

2. Cut and trim off the ends and the seeds. Chop into smaller pieces and add to mixie.

3. In a pan, heat a little oil. Add the urad dal and roast till it starts to brown. Add the red chillies and roast for another minute. Transfer to the mixie.

4. Add coconut and some salt. Grind into a coarse paste. You will not need to add much water as the pepper will give out water. Add a little water if need be.

Serve with any dosa or idli. We enjoyed it with the milagu adai