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Matar ka Nimona

Vibs's picture
A great start to a great day. Try the easy Matar ka Nimona recipe for a wonderful breakfast option. Green peas made yummy with lemon zest and spices is what the easy and delicious Matar ka Nimona recipe is all about.
  Green peas 1670 Gram
  Chopped onion 312 Gram
  Cumin 8 Gram
  Kashmiri mirch 4 Gram (Degi Mirch)
  Turmeric 10 Gram
  Coriander powder 22 Gram
  Lemon zest 20 Gram (Grated Lemon Skin)
  Chopped coriander leaves 41 Gram
  Ghee 120 Gram
  Ginger 72 Gram, chopped
  Green chilly 50 Gram, chopped
  Garam masala 4 Gram
  Salt 33 Gram

Heat ghee, add cummin, allow to crackel add chopped ginger, green Chilly and saute.

Add chopped onion, when golden brown add all pwd masala.

Add green peas and cook it.

Finish with lemon zest coriander and garam masala.

Garnish with fresh chopped coriander.

Serve: 4

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Green peas with spices.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 692 Calories from Fat 293

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 33 g51.5%

Saturated Fat 18.9 g94.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 80.4 mg26.8%

Sodium 3265.3 mg136.1%

Total Carbohydrates 79 g26.5%

Dietary Fiber 27 g108.2%

Sugars 28.4 g

Protein 26 g51.6%

Vitamin A 81.9% Vitamin C 362.6%

Calcium 21.7% Iron 56%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


sfehmi's picture
That is a very precise measurement - I guess perfection requires precision.
Tuktuk's picture
If I am not mistaken, Nimona is a curry dish from U.P. in which they use paste of fresh peas and add vegetables like-potato, cauliflower, tomato and Vadis, at times.
cybercook's picture
You are right. It is very much a, and that too from Awadh, i.e., Lucknow and surrounding area. You are also right that it is curry. However, matar ka nimona does not have any add-on like potato, cauliflower, etc. as they ruin the taste of matar. Although I have been hearing the word since my childhood, I do not know its origin. The chef should not have used the word nimona for his recipe which is just hara matar (green peas)and is eaten in breakfast. The real nimona is made from hara chana (green gram)available in early February onwards till March in northern India and is eaten with rice at lunch or dinner. This is a very tasty dish. Matar ka nimona is its poor copy!
shantihhh's picture
WOW Awadhi is my fav cuisine!!!! These olde special Moghuli recipes are simply the best IMHO. Shanti/Mary-Anne
Matar Ka Nimona Recipe, Green Peas With Spices.