Nimona By Shazia Khan


Green Peas are rich in vegetable proteins and a vitamin powerhouse. Chef Shazia Khan shares the recipe for Nimona which is a traditional dish from Uttar Pradesh. This dish is made using fresh green peas.
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Cooking Time

10-12 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

7-10 Min



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  • 5 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 small pc Ginger
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 25 gms Coriander Leaves
  • Water as required
  • 1 bowl Green Peas
  • 3 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Dried Red Chilli
  • 1 Chopped Tomato
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 400 ml Water
  • 1 cup Pan Fried Potato Cubes
  • 1 cup Pan Fried Cauliflower Florets
  • 200 ml Water


  1. 1

    Grind together garlic, ginger, green chillies and coriander leaves.
  2. 2

    Add water for consistency and remove in a bowl.
  3. 3

    Grind green peas into coarse paste.
  4. 4

    Heat mustard oil add cumin seeds, turmeric, red chilli whole and ginger garlic paste and saute for mins.
  5. 5

    Add green peas paste and cook till done.
  6. 6

    Chop tomatoes finely and add it to the mix and continue cooking.
  7. 7

    Once the tomatoes are mushy add garam masala and salt and continue cooking for 2 mins.
  8. 8

    Add water and bring it to boil.
  9. 9

    Cover the lid and simmer it for 8 minutes.
  10. 10

    Add Lightly pan fried potatoes and cauliflower.
  11. 11

    Add water and let it simmer.
  12. 12

    When the oil layer settles, it means the dish is done.

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