Monday, March 4, 2013

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Dip





A couple of years back, I would have never thought that I would be cooking with coloured bell peppers, broccoli, purple cabbage, zucchini etc. These were categorized as exotic vegetables, which I used to look at with adoration, but never picked them up until recently. Thanks to Blogging, I have ventured out and broadened my horizons in terms of the veggies I use and also the variety of recipes I try out. Some of the new experiments become huge hits and some are never tried again. The coloured bell peppers and broccoli are something which my family has taken a liking to. My lil one who doesn’t like the green bell pepper loves the coloured beauties.

This month we the Groovy Gourmets decided to whip up some Gourmet Dips and Spreads. I chose to experiment with these Bright and beautiful red bell peppers. The dip was a runaway hit with my daughter as it was very mildly spiced and very creamy. This dip would go beautifully with any of your chips, crackers, potato wedges etc. It tasted yum as bread spread too. We had the remaining as a side with our dosas for dinner.  I see myself preparing this more often in my kitchen.



Adapted from Martha Stewart.com
Serves - 2 to 3
What you’ll need
  1. Red Bell Pepper – 2
  2. Walnuts – ½ cup
  3. Bread – 3 Slices
  4. Garlic – 1 clove
  5. Cumin – ½ tsp
  6. Red Chilly Flakes – 2 tsp
  7. Honey – ½ tsp
  8. Lemon Juice – 2 tsp
  9. Salt to taste
Method
  1. Roast the red bell pepper on open flame till it is completely charred from all sides.
  2. Drop it in water and remove the charred skin.
  3. Discard the stem and seeds of the red pepper and chop into small pieces.
  4. Toast the walnuts and bread separately.
  5. In a mixie/blender, add walnuts, bread, garlic, cumin seeds and red chilly flakes, grind till everything turns to a coarse powder.
  6. Now add the roasted red bell pepper, honey, lemon juice and salt to taste. Grind again until smooth.

Transfer to a serving bowl, refrigerate for a couple of hours and serve with bread toasts/potato wedges/ or chips of your choice.



Note:
  1. While blending you can add a tsp or two of olive oil, I did not add.
  2. The spice level was just good for kids, increase the red chilly flakes if you would like it spicier.


24 comments:

Vimitha Anand said...

Thats a flavorful dip dear. Nice clicks

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and tempting dip.
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Akila said...

What u said us absolutely correct... I have never heard the veg zucchini previously... Blogging makes to learn more... The dip looks yummy... Bookmarking it...

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Shylaja Praveen said...

Dip looks yummy Kaveri...

Sudha Sabarish said...

Interesting dip.

Follow Foodie said...

good recipe. Book marked

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Wow ! Super sooper recipe...
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Chandrani said...

Very interesting and yummy dip.

Rajani said...

Smart dip, sounds yum.

Roshni said...

love this kaveri.. totally love the clicks.. fav being the last but one.. served on the toasts ready to be picked up

Ramya Krishnamurthy said...

interesting and super dip

Priya said...

I dont have words Kaveri,very impressive dip.

kitchen queen said...

yummy dip with a lovely click.

ANU said...

luv this dip....very nice

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Julie said...

too tempting dear,yummy dip!!
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Suja Manoj said...

Nice recipe,yummy dip.

Hari Chandana said...

Wowwwwwwwww... looks simply amazing.. love the preparation and presentation.. great job dear :)

divya said...

Absolutely fabulous dip n yummy!gorgeous clicks..

Sangeetha Priya said...

delicious dip, very well presented...

Shabbu said...

Yummy dip and nice presentation..

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Hema said...

Delicious dip, love the smoky flavor..

Charul @ Tadka Masala said...

Love the colour! And the presentation too! :)

Priya Yallapantula said...

Loving it to the core, what a great and healthy recipe. Please do send it to my "Healthy Me & Healthy Us" event. Please do read the event rules :)

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