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Mutter Ka Nimona | Green Peas Curry

Mutter Ka Nimona is a UP style vegan curry made with green peas and potatoes. A must try staple dish from north India that is delicious and simple to prepare.
Course entree, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Indian, North Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 183.13kcal

Ingredients

To prepare the green peas paste

  • 2 cups green peas

To prepare the onion paste

  • 1 large onion
  • Half inch ginger
  • 4-5 cloves garlic
  • 3-4 green chillies

To prepare the potatoes

  • 2 large potatoes cut in cubes
  • Oil for shallow frying
  • 1-2 tbsp mixed herbs

To prepare Mutter ka Nimona

Instructions

To prepare the green peas paste

  • Coarsely grind green peas and keep it aside for now.

To prepare the onion paste

  • In a mixer grinder jar add onions, ginger, garlic and green chillies and blitz to a smooth paste.

To prepare the potatoes

  • Cut potatoes in cubes and shallow fry them till they are light golden along with mixed herbs. Remove them onto kitchen paper towels to soak off the excess oil if any and keep it aside as well.

To prepare Mutter ka Nimona

  • Heat oil in a pan, temper cumin seeds and then add cloves and bay leaf. Then add and fry the prepared onion paste. Saute till the oil begins to leave the sides.
  • Next add the chopped tomatoes along with salt. Continue to saute till the tomatoes turn soft and pulpy.
  • Then add all the masala like turmeric powder, coriander cumin powder and chilly powder and fry for a minute.
  • Now add the coarsely ground green peas and water as required. Cook this for 3-5 minutes. You need to cook a bit longer if using fresh peas.
  • Then add the fried potatoes, garam masala and chopped cilantro. Take it off the flame.
  • Serve Mutter Ka Nimona warm with any Indian bread or steamed rice.

Notes

You should ideally use fresh peas as the dish tastes much better but even frozen peas works. I have always cooked this dish using frozen peas.
Do not add any water to the peas while grinding them. It should be a coarse paste.
You can add boiled or grilled potatoes instead of shallow frying them, if you want to go easy on the oil. 
Mixed herbs is made of dried cilantro, parsley, rosemary and thyme. 
Adjust the water for the curry based on your preference. 
This dish is vegan and gluten free.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 183.13kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.49g | Protein: 8.52g | Fat: 2.47g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 169.15mg | Potassium: 902.07mg | Fiber: 9.95g | Sugar: 8.28g | Vitamin A: 1853.18IU | Vitamin C: 58.27mg | Calcium: 93.2mg | Iron: 6.73mg