Pear Ginger Chutney with Sunflower Seeds

When life gives you pears you make jars full of pear chutney spiced with ginger and cinnamon. This pear ginger chutney is my recent addiction and I wm eating it with everything whether it’s a toast, plain bread, paratha or leftover roti.

I made the pear ginger chutney a few months back and since then we have had consumed at least a couple of ras of it, I mean it is so ADDICTIVE. Literally, we went crazy for it and I am finishing it as my breakfast with a slightly toasted leftover roti from dinner.

The addition of ginger along with nutmeg and cinnamon makes it slightly spiced as well as delicious and flavorful. I can’t get enough of it and believe me if I am saying it, again and again, you have to take it as my word.

Here is some more chutney recipe:

Cranberry Apple Chutney

Tomato Onion Chutney

Pinenut Chutney

Roasted Chana Dal Chutney

Mint Chutney

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5 from 3 votes
Pear Ginger Chutney
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

When life gives you pears you make loads of pear chutney spiced with ginger and cinnamon.

Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 People
Author: Sapana Behl
  • 10-12 ripe pears
  • 1/2 cup sultanas
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan and add ginger, sultanas and sunflower seeds. Stir for a minute or two.

  2. Add in chopped pears, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and paprika. Let the pears cook on slow until they start softening.

  3. Stir in brown sugar and cook on simmer for about 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Cool and store in airtight jars. 

Recipe Notes

If you like chunky chutney then don't cook it for long otherwise mash the chutney with the potato masher to make it slightly soft.

Adjust the spices as per your taste.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4 tbsp per person
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 242 Calories from Fat 4.5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.7g 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 240mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 51.7g 17%
Dietary Fiber 8.7g 35%
Sugars 35.8g
Protein 1.7g 3%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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24 comments on “Pear Ginger Chutney with Sunflower Seeds”

  1. Usha says:

    Chutney with pears is an interesting chutney. I use sesame seeds and peanuts in my Indian chutneys but never tried sunflower seeds. Should try it next time.

  2. Wow thats one addictive and impressive dip Sapana! how you have presented. I am sure the spices gave this extra kick!

  3. Very interesting! The mix of flavors must have been something to look into this one…

  4. Ruchi says:

    Wow something new for me.. never tried it tasted this.. great recipe. Must tastes delicious

  5. Wow Sapana this is delicious. I cannot wait to get pears tomorrow.

  6. Preeti says:

    Wow i love fruit based chutney.

  7. Those are some great flavors in the chutney and this would be great as a dip with pita as well with some crunchy veggies.

  8. Lathiya says:

    The chutney looks so tempting…I can see why you said addictive

  9. Avin says:

    Well this would be interesting because pear and ginger are a great combo. Lovely share☺

  10. Can imagine how delicious this chutney must be! Lovely clicks 🙂

  11. Wow so new and unique.. Should try this out soon!!

  12. Sonal says:

    What a beautiful Chutney with robust flavors! I can see this will go well with crackers and as a jam plus great with Parantha and roti.

  13. This chutney looks and sounds delicious, I am definitely going to try this since pears are available in abundance in the UK

  14. A lip smacking chutney… I love fruity chutneys. Sent this link to my sister who has a pear tree in her garden and so many pears go to waste.

  15. what an awesome chutney – love all the flavors this one has in it

  16. Jagruti says:

    Pears can blend with spices and I can imagine your chutney flavours! Sounds delicious and flavourful.

  17. harini says:

    Wow! that is such a great combination of flavors. Love the picture with the toasted roti smeared with the chutney. Shows the chutney in a different light. Bookmarked!

  18. Priya Kumar says:

    This dip looks absolutely yummy. Looks healthy as well as tasty to go with bread or flatbread.

  19. Jayashree says:

    Lovely chutney with some amazing flavours. It has multiple uses.

  20. Amazing combo for chutney Sapana, cant wait to try this interesting chutney. Love ginger flavor in chutney.

  21. That is an interesting combo of ingredients for chutney. I can almost feel the taste!

  22. Pavani says:

    That is such an innovative chutney with pear Sapana. Lovely recipe.

  23. Suja Ram says:

    Am wondering where from you get such innovative recipes! A must try-bookmarked.

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