This pea chutney is a twist on the green chutney popular in South Asian cuisine. High in protein and fiber, it can be a great dip as well!
What is Green Chutney?
In my home we called the green chutney “dil pasand” chutney or beloved chutney and I think I speak for all Pakistanis when I say that the green chutney is a must in every kitchen. No chaat is complete without it and samosas and pakoras need this as much as the Imli Chutney. Add some yogurt and you have raita which can then be drizzled on top of your biryanis and pullaos!
Why you’ll love this Pea Chutney
- It is super easy to make and takes just 10 minutes.
- It is extremely versatile. Eat it as a dip with veggies, as a condiment with your protein of choice, as a filling for sandwiches and even as a dressing by thinning it out with water.
- It is high in protein and fat so makes for a satiating snack! A cup of green peas has 8 grams of protein.
- Green Peas are low on the Glycemic index and so are good for blood sugar control. This in turn helps reduce the risk for diabetes and heart disease.
What you will need to make Sweet Pea Chutney
Green peas fresh or frozen both work just as well.
Avocado The ripest you can find.
Green chili If you don’t want it with too much of a kick, opt for jalapeno but since we like it spicy, I use Serrano. Thai chili would raise the heat even more!
water Optional but if you find that you need to get the food processor moving, add a teaspoon at a time.
How to make it
This is the simplest dip you can make. All you need is a food processor. Add all the ingredients and proceed to blend them till well combined and creamy in consistency. You can thin it out with a few drops of water. I like it chunkier and often skip the water altogether.
Some Tips for best results
- Use ripe avocado so that you get maximum flavor and creaminess.
- Consume this dip within 3-4 days as the taste and color can change past that time.
- If it is hard to move things along in the processor, add a teaspoon or two of water.
I wouldn’t recommend it as avocado is not freezer friendly. If you do want to freeze it, omit the avocado and freeze it. Add the avocado once you’re ready to eat the chutney.
How to serve and store Pea Chutney
You can store the dip for 4 days in the fridge in an airtight container. For best taste, try and consume it within 4 days.
This dip cannot be frozen due to the nature of avocados. The thawed dip will be grainy and pasty, having lost the buttery taste and texture we all love so much!
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- 1 food processor
- 1 cup peas fresh or defrosted
- 1 avocado peeled and pitted
- 1/2 cup cilantro/coriander
- 1 green chili pepper I use Serrano
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
- Put all the ingredients together in a food processor and blend to combine.The result should be a thick and creamy consistency.