Nimona is a traditional side dish recipe of north India (especially Uttar Pradesh, Bihar & Jharkhand).
This is a gravy like dish prepared with fresh green peas.Every year during winters when fresh peas are in season,Matar ka nimona is definitely made once or twice in my kitchen.
It is a delicious curry and can be enjoyed with rice or chapati and requires minimal spices,it takes just 30 minutes to cook.
So here goes the recipe for this easy and flavour full dish….
1& 1/2 Cup Green peas,fresh or frozen.
1 big size potato cut into small pieces.
1 inch piece of Ginger.
2 Green Chillies.
1 tsp Cumin Seeds.
1/4 tsp Asafoetida.
1/2 tsp Haldi Powder.
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder.
1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder.
1/2 tsp Red chilli Powder.
2 tbsp Coriander leaves finely chopped.
Salt to taste.
2 tbsp Oil .
Coarsely grind 1 & 1/4 cup of green peas and let 1/4 cup of green peas be as it is.Keep aside.
In the same jar grind together tomatoes,green chillies and ginger to a fine paste.Keep aside.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and fry potatoes till they turn brown and crisp,remove and keep aside.
in the same pan add cumin seed, asafoetida, coriander powder and haldi powder,stir over medium flame.Now add prepared tomato paste,saute well till oil comes out,
Now add prepared green peas and saute well for 2 to 3 minutes,then cover and cook till peas are cooked.
Now add 2 cups water,fried potatoes,chilli powder,salt ,garam masala and half of the chopped coriander leaves.Mix well,cover and cook it over medium flame for 10 min.
Remove in a serving bowl and serve it hot garnished with coriander leaves.