Unbelievable Crunch: Sugar Snap Peas and Baby Corn Stir Fry

As much as I love bulk shopping at stores like Costco, the humongous quantities of a few perishables sometimes wears me out. When I first discovered a large bag of fresh sugar snap peas at this store, I was elated beyond words. I love chomping on them fresh crunchy peas for a healthy snack or devour them in fresh vegetable crudités with a yogurt dip. Like with every repetitive thing I do, I got bored eating the raw stuff. In any event, how many raw snap peas can one eat?! When I was cleaning out my fridge recently, I stumbled upon this half used bag of sugar snap peas from the previous week, which to my surprise was still fresh and crunchy. I flipped the bag over and glanced through the “ways to use” section on the bag and the idea of sir fry caught my attention. I made a very simple, yet very flavorful, spicy and crunchy (okay, that’s the last time I’ll say crunchy J) stir fry with some baby corn I had on hand. There, I found another reason to keep buying this bag of peas!


You’ll need:

  • 3 cups of sugar snap peas, cleaned and chopped (I sliced them at an angle)
  • 1 cup of chopped/sliced baby corn
  • 3-4 green chilies, slit lengthwise (adjust according to your tolerance for heat)
  • 1 ½ inch piece of fresh ginger, julienned
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 1 tbsp of oil
  • 1 tbst rice or white vinegar
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat the oil in a wok or a large frying pan on high heat
  • Add the slit green chilies, ginger and garlic and stir fry for a minute or less, just until fragrant. Do not brown the garlic!
  • Add the chopped baby corn and snap peas and stir for a couple of minutes
  • Season with salt, stir to mix well and let it hang out on the high heat for a few more minutes. Stir frequently to avoid burning.
  • Add the vinegar and stir again. It’s called stir fry for a reason! Do not over cook this; you want to retain the shape and crunch (you get the idea!) of the snap peas and the baby corn
  • Eat!

I served this, full desi style with home made rotis and it tasted fabulous! You could, I imagine step up the spiciness and seasoning a little bit and toss it with some cooked hakka noodles to make a very satisfying one pot meal. That’s what will happen to the next bag of these peas! 



9 thoughts on “Unbelievable Crunch: Sugar Snap Peas and Baby Corn Stir Fry

  1. Hi!
    Sugar snap peas? what is it? I know ordinary peas…

    Hi Usha. Sugar Snap Peas is a variety of peas where you eat it whole, with the pods. They have thin strings and you can either remove it or let it be. They are delicious!

  2. Lakshmi,you are right! We visited Memphis and Graceland as you said.We enjoyed the trip,it was lot cooler that day there!:))

    You mean Roopa, right? 🙂

  3. This is such a fresh, healthy and crunchy dish. Eaten with some plain rice and a bit of chutney it would be heavenly 🙂
    Thanks for visiting my blog and the birthday wishes, they are deeply appreciated. You have a very inviting place here. I’ve added you to my feeds so that I don’t miss another of your posts.

    Cynthia, thank you and welcome to Kitchen Aromas! Hope to see you back here

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