Matar is one such vegetable that is widely available across the year. But, there's something special about winter vegetables. Green peas, available during the season, are fresh and crunchy, and add a sweet flavour to our palate. Hence, we sneak a handful of peas into almost every dish possible. We add matar to fried rice, khichdi and more. Then we prepare matar kachori, matar paratha and more. Besides being versatile, matar is super healthy as well. The naturally sweet legume is rich in essential vitamins and antioxidants like vitamin K, C and folate. It is also rich in manganese and fibre. Let's look into some major health benefits of green peas.
Health Benefits Green Peas | 5 Health Benefits Of Matar:
1. Promote Digestion:
Green pea is loaded with fibre that helps keep us full for a long time. It also promotes better digestive health and enhances smooth bowel movement.
2. Aid Weight Loss:
Better digestion (as mentioned above) helps us shed extra kilos. Besides, peas are low in fat content too, making a perfect ingredient to add to our diet.
3. Build Immunity:
Peas are loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants that help flush out toxins and strengthen immunity. Strong immune health further helps prevent us from several seasonal diseases.
4. Promote Eye Health:
Peas are packed with carotenoid pigment lutein, which is known to reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration or loss of vision in old age.
5. Good For Skin:
As mentioned earlier, peas are great sources of vitamin C and antioxidants. Both these nutrients help in the production of collagen, further nourishing the skin. The antioxidants also help fight oxidative damage, further slowing down the ageing process of the skin.
(Also Read: Watch: 4 Matar Green Peas Recipes You Must Try This Winter Season)
Here, we bring you another healthy and tasty matar recipe that left us drooling. It's called nimona. Also referred to as matar ka nimona, it's a gravy-based matar sabzi that finds its roots in the kitchens of Uttar Pradesh. You can pair matar ka nimona with roti or paratha and indulge. Let's find out how to make matar ka nimona.
(Also Read: This Matar Ki Tikki Is An Ideal Warm And Nutty Recipe To Welcome Winters)
How To Make Matar Ka NImona | What Do You Need To Make Matar Ka Nimona:
To make the dish, first, divide the green peas into two batches. Then coarsely grind one batch and make a fine puree of
Now, heat oil and add ginger, garlic, onion, tomato puree and other masalas in it one by one. Cook everything well. Meanwhile, saute the matar puree with some ghee in another pan to eliminate the raw smell.
Finally mix the masala, green pea puree, some water and the other batch of green peas and cook well. And you have matar ka nimona ready in just no time. Click here for the detailed recipe.
Prepare this dish today and put together a wholesome meal during the weekdays. Let us know how you liked it.
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