Green bell peppers and green chillies thokku is a tongue tickling , spicy chutney like pickle!!
We need not rely on the mangoes when out of season, as peppers are available almost through out the year and makes a great tasty difference to the idlis and dosas which we have so often. Coconut chutney makes me weary sometimes and I long to have a different side dish without the coconut, something which will remain good for a long time, so a thokku is the ideal way to enjoy the combination of peppers and green chillies.
4 big green peppers, sliced, seeds removed.
5 -6 green chillies, washed and cut.
1 small berry size tamrind.
3 tbsp sesame oil.
salt to taste ( rock salt )
1/2 tsp of roasted ground methi /fenugreek seeds powder.
A generous pinch of asafoetida powder or crystal.