Recipe- UP Style Matar Ka Nimona

By: Neha Thu, 01 Dec 2022 4:19:28

Recipe- UP Style Matar Ka Nimona

Matar ka Nimona, a UP style Indian curry made with fresh green peas, potatoes and very minimal spices. Tasty soupy curry, this is perfect to pair with rice or chapati/paratha. It takes just 30 minutes to cook it. This fresh peas curry is best made with tender winter peas that are sweetest so make it while these are in season.

up style matar ka nimona,food,easy recipe


2 cups green peas shelled
¼ cup green peas shelled and boiled
2 Tomatoes sliced
2 green chilis
1- inch ginger piece
3-4 dal wadi/badi
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon garam masala powder
Salt to taste
3 tablespoon coriander leaves with stems chopped
3 tablespoon mustard Oil
2 medium potatoes

up style matar ka nimona,food,easy recipe


- In a grinder, make a paste of 3tbsp coriander leaves, 1 inch ginger piece and 2 green chillies. Keep this paste aside.

- Grind 2 cups of shelled peas coarsely. You do not want a paste here, the curry has some bite.

- After that in a pan heat 1tbsp of mustard oil till smoking point. Slow down the heat roast ground peas in hot oil for few minutes while continuously stirring it.

- After roasting peas keep them aside.

- Now in another pan, add 2 tablespoon oil and fry dal badi if you are using. Fry and take them out.

- Next in hot oil add 1tsp cumin seeds, a pinch of asafoetida (hing) and 3 whole red chillies. Allow the cumin to crackle

- Add green coriander paste and fry for 2-3 minutes, then add 2 sliced tomatoes.

- Cook tomatoes till these are mushy and then add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder. Add roasted peas, mix them well with tomato masala and add about 2 cups of water. Mix it

- Now, add 2 boiled potatoes sliced, fried badi, ¼ cup boiled peas, salt to taste, garam masala cook for few minutes on slow heat.

- Matar ka nimona is ready enjoy it hot as thick soup or serve this hearty peas curry with rice, paratha or Naan.

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