Craving A Monsoon Snack? Try This Nutritionist-Approved Recipe
Image Credit: Dr Rohini Patil

The monsoon season brings with it pleasant weather, and there is a longing to indulge in the famous fried food pakore along with a cup of hot chai. The gentle breeze followed by a downpour often tempts you to eat more fried food than usual, but even you know it’s not healthy on a day-to-day basis.

So, what’s a healthy, tasty, and easy-to-prepare snack, you might ask? Well, to address the common concern, Slurrp got in touch with a nutritionist, Dr Rohini Patil, who is the Founder and CEO of Nutracy Lifestyle, to get an expert-approved recipe. The nutritionist then shared her monsoon-special recipe called “Almond and Peach Relish”, which can be made in just twenty minutes. Why don’t you read along and indulge in a healthy and delicious snack?

Almond And Peach Relish

Almond and Peach Relish is a delightful blend of caramelised whole almonds, diced peaches, and aromatic spices like cinnamon, star anise, and fresh red chilli. This almond-based recipe will surely enhance your taste buds and add a fun, spicy twist to a typical rainy day. This nutritious snack is a perfect alternative to other fried or processed foods that you might casually munch on during the monsoon season. 

Almonds are rich in 15 essential nutrients, while peaches are packed with vitamins and antioxidants, making this snack an ideal addition to your day. But the best part about this recipe is that it is extremely easy to make and takes just 20 minutes to prepare. What’s even better is that it can be stored in the refrigerator for nearly a month so you can make a whole batch, carry it to your work, pack it for your kids, and so on. Here’s a step-wise recipe for you to follow.


  • 400 gram whole almonds
  • 350 gram peach
  • 150 gram sugar/sugar substitute
  • 1 cinnamon
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 fresh red chilli
  • 50 ml Balsamic vinegar


  1. Take a clean bowl, soak the whole almonds in hot water for 15 minutes, and then remove the skin. 
  2. Dice the peach on a clean chopping board and keep it aside. Slit the fresh red chilli, remove the seeds, and set aside.
  3. In a pan, caramelise the sugar or sugar substitute, and then add the peeled almonds. Once done, cook the diced peach, cinnamon stick, star anise, and slit chilli together. 
  4. Further, add Balsamic vinegar and cook till it is reduced. Finally, add the blanched and peeled almonds and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Stir continuously. For the final touch, remove star anise and cinnamon stick and serve with crostini, crisp bread, nachos, or even toasted bread.

Tip: After cooling, store the relish in a cool and dry container in the refrigerator. It can be used for up to a month.