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Apr 1, 2008

Sugar Snap Peas Chutney

On the whole, any green peas are full of nutrients. They provide so many vitamins, minerals, protein and dietary fiber. They even help in building strong bones.

I previously made a curry out of these sugar snap peas, but no one at our home liked the taste of it as they are so hard to chew. So I have decided to try making chutney with these peas and believe me, it turned out to be a hit. It tasted so good than curry.
  • 1 cup Sugar Snap Peas, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tsp desiccated Coconut
  • 2 tsp roasted Red Chili Powder or according to individual taste
  • ¼ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ½ tsp of Bengal Gram (Chana Dal) and Black Gram (Urad Dal)
  • ½ cup Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • ½ tsp Tamarind Pulp
  • Salt and water as required


In a pan heat the oil and add the mustard seeds. When they splutter, add the cumin, Bengal and Black grams and fry well until the dals turn into golden brown color.

Add the sugar snap peas along with some water and cover. After some time remove the cover and fry well. Once the water is completely absorbed add the coconut powder and curry leaves and fry well again. Switch off the flame and let the contents cool.

When they are cool, grind them into a smooth paste along with the tamarind pulp, red chili powder and salt by adding very little water. Adjust the salt and chili powder as needed.
This chutney goes well with rice, dosas. I even use it with chapathis by adding some plain yogurt to it. It even tastes good when applied to sandwiches.


Medhaa said... [Reply]

Hi Uma,
My Husband loves having such chutneys with rice but i never make them always eat out in a restaurant. I am confused as to what the Bengal and Black Grams are guess we all have different names for each dal. Let me know if I am right Bengal gram dal is Channa dal and black gram is urad dal which is white in color and small.

thank you,

Madhavi said... [Reply]

Hi Uma,
Very nice recipe, looks tempting :)

Uma said... [Reply]

Yes, you're right Medhaa! Bengal gram dal is Channa dal and black gram is urad dal. I am sorry, I didn't give the meanings for them, which I usually do! Thanks for your nice comments.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Chutney with sugar snap peas. Sounds new to me. Will have to give it a try uma.

kamala said... [Reply]

This is definetly new to me!!!!beautiful pictures.

mitr_bayarea said... [Reply]


this is a good idea to make chutney out of sugar-snap peas, I've always wanted to do something more substantial with them rather than using them in chinese dishes.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Uma..That was a nice idea pof making chutney with these peas

Dhivya said... [Reply]

wow!another chutney from u!!!love the first picture..so yummmmmmmm

Meera said... [Reply]

How innovative!! I have used them only in chinese dishes. Great idea. A must try.

Cham said... [Reply]

Not a bad idea of chutney, peas pod chutney new to me but i guess it should be tasty and yummy :)

ranji said... [Reply]

very very creative idea indeed!!sugar snap peas chutney!!!looks delicious!!

Kalai said... [Reply]

What a wonderful idea, Uma!! Love the pics, too! :)

KonkaniBlogger said... [Reply]

Thats a wonderul looking chutney. Nice idea to use them in a chutney. I love the andhra style chutneys.

Lavanya Raj said... [Reply]

Superb Chutney Uma..Sparkling Pictures..

Unknown said... [Reply]

chutney with peas is quite innovative...pic looks superb..

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Jayashree said... [Reply]

Very innovative......the pic looks good.

Unknown said... [Reply]

You know what i am going to name you the chutney queen...what amazing chutneys you post dear:)

Sia said... [Reply]

i either stir fry sugar snaps or eat them raw... never in my wildest dream i would have thought of making chutney with them :)

TBC said... [Reply]

I agree with Saswati- chutney queen!

I remember your asparagus chutney. That was very new to me too.

Uma said... [Reply]

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments. They are really encouraging.

Thanks for making me a chutney queen, Saswati! What a beautiful name!

Seena said... [Reply]

Uma, we are the chutney fans, and have bookmarked this recipe too.. Great..!

Archy said... [Reply]

Lovely pic.. Very temping :) !!

Rama said... [Reply]

This is definetly new to me! Nice Pictures....

Sagari said... [Reply]

wowwwwww another wonderful chutneyyyy ,uma u are a great cook

Laavanya said... [Reply]

Yes yes. chutney-queen indeed. I think you can make chutney out of anything!! Asparagus and now sugar snap peas ? Amazing!

Annu said... [Reply]

Thats very different uma.......Will try this week end.

Vaishali said... [Reply]

Lovely recipe, Uma. I would never have thought of using sugar snap peas in such an innovative way. I'm sure it tastes great.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Wow...the chutney looks yummy!!! The pic is really beautiful.Very innovative!

Rosie said... [Reply]

Hi Uma, a great chutney and it looks sooo yummy!! Just loving pics and the colour of your serving bowl a lovely lime green.

Rosie x

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