Thursday, December 27, 2018



In South India, where we often have idlis and dosa for breakfast, chutneys are an essential part of our cuisine. These are generally made with coconut, dals, and also from vegetables. For example, elsewhere in this blog you will find recipes for Carrot Chutney, Tomato Chutney, and Cabbage Chutney.

Today's recipe is for a chutney made with Green Peas. This has been adapted from Green Peas Chutney YouTube video by Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. This is part of his series of Simple Vegetarian Cooking recipes.

We tried it out and liked it very much. The addition of mint and coriander leaves enhances the taste of the chutney. This goes well, not only with idli, dosa etc but can be had with rotis and akki rotti too.


  • Green Peas, boiled, 1 cup
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves, roughly chopped, 1 cup
  • Fresh Mint Leaves, roughly chopped, 1/2  cup
  • Garlic Cloves, 2-3
  • Ginger, roughly chopped, 1/2 " piece
  • Green Chilli, chopped, 2
  • Black Salt, (Kala Namak), to taste
  • Sugar, 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon Juice, 1 tbsp


Wash and peel the green peas ( if you are using fresh ones)
Boil the green peas and drain away the water
In a blender, grind together the green peas, coriander leaves, mint leaves, garlic, ginger and green chilli to a smooth paste, adding very little water
Add the black salt and sugar and blend it once again
Lastly, add the lemon juice, mix well and transfer to a serving bowl to serve the Green Peas Chutney

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