Easy Green Peas Nimona

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Nimona is a traditional side dish recipe of North India. It is generally made in winters because peas is easily available in the market. This dish is famous in Lucknow and Kanpur. nimona made with pureed peas, urad dal vadis cooked with tomatoes and spices. usually serve with plain rice and it is eaten as a substitute for dal and vegetable together.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Served AsDinner
Servings 6


  • Green peas 250 gm
  • Urad dal vadi 1 cup
  • Onion paste 2 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
  • Tomatoes 2 large sized finely chopped
  • Salt
  • Red chili powder 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder 1/1/2 tbsp
  • Garam massala powder 1/2 tsp
  • Heeng 1/2 tsp
  • Desi ghee 1 tbsp
  • Oil 2 tbsp+ 1 tbsp
  • Chopped green chili 1 tsp
  • Chopped ginger 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds 2 tsp
  • cloves 2 nos.
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing.


  • Coarsely pureed the peas in blender using a little water and keep aside. Heat the ghee in a pan saute 1 tsp cumin, Heeng, chopped ginger and copped green chili, add peas fry over a slow flame till the puree become lightly golden. switch off the fla
  • Now heat 1 tbsp oil in another pan and golden fry the vadis, Heat the remaining oil in a broth pan add 1tsp cumin, clove stir a minute add ginger, garlic paste and onion paste, saute over a medium flame till the paste becomes golden.
  • Now add turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt and coriander powder mix well and cook the spices for 2-3 minutes, add tomatoes cook the oil separates from the gravy. Add green fried peas puree, vadis stir for 2-3 minutes till the mixture leaves th
  • Add 1/1/2 cup water mix well. Bring to a boil simmer and cook the gravy for 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Switch off the gas, sprinkle the garam massala. Garnish with coriander leaves, serve hot with steamed rice or chapatis.

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