Matar ka Nimona(green peas curry)


Nimona is a well-known dish in all local household in UP.this dish is prepared with minimum masalas to retain the taste of the fresh green peas and its sweetness.As a lot of garam masala will hamper the taste of the dish,some dishes are lovely without heavy masalas,this recipe is the one made in my house,people across the state have their own version of nimona,have them with rotis or rice or one can just have like soup also.


  • 1 cup green peas or matar
  • 1 onion
  • 5 to 6 green chili(according to taste,I like it spicy)
  • 4 to 5 garlic
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves(washed and chopped)
  • 1 potato(washed and cut into cubes)
  • 1/2 tsp rai(mustard seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp hing(asafoetida)
  • 1/2 tsp haldi powder(turmeric)
  • 4 tsp oil(I have used mustard oil)
  • salt as per taste


  • In a grinder take green peas,green chili,garlic, onion and coriander leaves,grind them into a semi coarse paste.keep aside
  • Heat oil in the pan,once the oil is hot enough add rai,let it crackle
  • Add hing,haldi powder and the potatoes into it,fry till golden brown
  • pour the mixture from the grinder in the pan and saute till the colour changes from green to dark green or when the mixture leaves the side of the pan
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  • once its done,add water to the desired consistence,it should be thick
  • add salt as per taste let it boil for 10 minutes with the lid closed
  • serve hot with a tablespoon of ghee on the nimona with rice or roti
  • keep the recipe simple to enhance sweetness of the green peas



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