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Basundi using Coconut Sugar

Homemade Basundi/Rich sweetened with Coconut sugar , flavoured with cardamom and nutmeg and garnished with dryfruits. INGREDIENTS: Organic Milk 2 cups Coconut Sugar 1 cup Cardamom powder 1-2 tsp Nutmeg a pinch Sliced almonds for garnishing  INSTRUCTION: 1.Boil organic milk for a good 45 minutes to make it thick and collect the cream . 2. Add coconut sugar, cardomom powder and nutmeg powder  3.Garnish with sliced almonds..Tastes delicious when chilled.

Satvik Matar ka Nimona

Peas Nimona is one of the traditional and popular satvik dishes from Uttar Pradesh made with green peas in super nourishing desi ghee. This is an authentic UP style dish that tastes absolutely amazing with the sweet taste of peas and a rich aroma of ghee.

This is a soupy, spicy curry delicious and rich that can be made using many different ingredients. Here we will be making use of fresh or frozen peas. This goes well palak poor, rice or paratha.
Peas being the main ingredient, the fresh earthy taste of the peas comes out through the process of making Nimona. The other ingredients are tomato, potato, and spices. All these veggies are full of nutrition and Ghee is the most nourishing ingredient in this recipe. It is especially a winter recipe as fresh peas are available at that time. But I love to make this all year long as I get frozen peas in the place I live.

Let's dive into the recipe.

Fresh or Frozen Peas coarsely ground  11/2 cups
Potato diced 1 medium
Tomato pureed 2 small
Ghee 4tbsp
Bay leaf 1
Cinnamon stick 1
Cloves 4-5
Ginger and chili paste 2 tbsp
Coriander Powder 2 tbsp
Turmeric 1tsp
Cumin seeds 1tsp
Dried red chili 2
Asafoetida 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water as required


1. Firstly, Heat a kadhai/pan, take 4 tbsp ghee, and add diced potatoes.

2. Now fry them very well till they are golden and crispy. Take them out and keep aside.

3. Now In the same Kadai with ghee, add spices like bay leaf, Cumin seeds, Dried red chilies, Asafoetida, Cinnamon stick, cloves, ginger and chili paste, and fry them for 30 seconds.

4. Now add Tomato puree, turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder. Let it cook on a medium flame for a minute. You can see the ghee separating.

5. Now add Coarsely ground peas(puree is also fine). Mix it well and let it cook for 1 minute.

 6. Add water if required. Let it boil for a minute. Add salt and mix well.

7. Finally, add the fried potatoes and let it cook covered for another 2 minutes. Keep stirring in between to make sure it doesn't stick to the bottom. Add water to adjust the consistency. The gravy will thicken slightly.

8. Garnish with cilantro and serve with palak poori or chapati as well as rice.

I hope you will love this delicious and flavourful Peas Nimona and relish it with your family and friends. Please comment on your feedback in the comments section below. Do connect with me on my Instagram handle @archanasvegfoodchronicles and tag me in your post if you do try this recipe.!!


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