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Nimona : Banarsi Style Mashed Green Peas Curry

Nimona is a Banarsi style of making green peas curry. Simple and elegant, this one is a star of the table! 
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 and 1/2 cups green peas fresh shelled
  • 1 and 1/2 inchs ginger piece
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 tsp jeera powder
  • 1 tsp jeera
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 cup water warm
  • to taste salt


  • Grind ginger, green chillies and peas coarsely using as little water as possible. I like to keep a handful of peas un-grinded to add the texture.
  • Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan, add hing and fry for 30 secs.
  • Add the jeera seeds and fry till golden brown. Add bay leaf and fry for another 30 secs.
  • Now add the ground peas and dry spices and roast for 5 mins on low flame.
  • Add the warm water and let it boil for 3-4 minutes and its done.
  • Serve with hot rotis. It taste equally yummy with rice.


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