Monday, 9 September 2013


Here comes another beautiful day continuing our ABC cooking theme . I was so lost for this alphabet , thinking and thinking and finally knocked up on Ghugni. As I have decided to make 8 dishes under street food surely my main aim is to cover utmost famous street foods of India.
This is one famous street food of Eastern India mainly West Bengal , traditionally served with Poori or as an evening snack with tea. If you ever been to Kolkata you may hear the roaring sounds of Ghugni wala the street vendor selling this delicious snack .There is a similar version popular here in Delhi , North India called matar or Chole served with kulcha. For making ghugni the dried white or green chickpea are soaked in enough water overnight and boiled next day to use further. 

Being a little different recipe from normal ones , lite and vegan , that can make your day it's indeed
a very flexible preparation and can be taken either as side dish in dinner or lunch or as an evening snack . It is a recipe of its own kind and handy to prepare. For the alphabet "G " this is my recipe under Street Food category . So let's start the recipe . Yum
Recipe Source : ebangalrecipe

1 cup Dry green /white peas
1 onion, chopped
1 teaspoon Ginger , grated
3-4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tomatoes ,chopped
3 green chillies, chopped
1 cinnamon stick
2 cardamom pods
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon tamarind pulp
1 teaspoon red chili powder
Salt to taste
2 teaspoon garam masala powder
1 tablespoon coriander leaves , chopped
4 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 cups water or as required

Soak dry peas in enough water for 6 hours or overnight. Cook in pressure cooker for 4-5 whistles in 4 cups water and a pinch of salt.
Heat oil in a pan or wok , add cumin seeds , cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf and sauté. Add garlic, ginger, green chillies and fry for a minute .

Add onions , saute till brown in color . Add chopped tomatoes and tamarind paste and cook till tomatoes are tender then add red chili powder , salt and garam masala powder .
Add cooked dry peas along with any water left with it and cook for 5-7 minutes till you get a perfect consistency.

Garnish with coriander leaves. Enjoy as snack by topping up with chopped onion and tomatoes or Serve hot with rice or chapati .

Serve-2. Cooking time -45 minutes
Note:You may use black Gram or fresh green peas too.

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Suma Gandlur said...

Yummy, nutritious side dish to go with rotis.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

perfect street food!! have just seen them more watery!!!


Navaneetham Krishnan said...

Another of my kind of recipe. Wonderful flavors and the green peas are so alive and kicking inside.

Sandhya Karandikar said...

Delicious to eat with rotis.

Shree said...

Cute name and a great dish.

Chef Mireille said...

another wonderful insight for me into Indian street food

Pooja Agrawal said...

Its my favorite and loved your recipe!! thanks for sharing!

tinku shaji said...

Love the greenpeas dish

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said...

yummy dish dear. we usually have this for chapathi. said...

So many ingredients! Where i buy all of this? ;D

shobha said...

tasty & delicious dish.........looks awesome.

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Super yummy tasty ghugni.

vaishali sabnani said...

We enjoyed the Gughni with Dhuska..I made with black grams and everyone relished it..this version looks great as well.

Manjula Bharath said...

wow very delicious and tempting street food dear !! :)looks so yummm

Janani said...

Healthy dish loving it so nice yummy y ummy.

Chitz said...

Tempting, lovely snack..

Amila Wickramarachchi said...

looks tempting!!

Srivalli said...

Never heard about the bengali connection, will have to read up on that!..thanks for sharing this delicious street food..:)

Gayathri Kumar said...

Ghugni looks so delicious...

Harini-Jaya R said...

good sabzi for rotis!

Pavani N said...

Such a protein rich snack.. Looks delicious.

Sreevalli E said...

Yummy & tempting..

Padmajha PJ said...

Nice street food and I am sure it goes well with roti too

Preeti Garg said...

Yummy and delicious.

Kalyani said...

Super delish.... Want to try this out with dried peas sometime....

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Lovely peas masala!

veena krishnakumar said...

Delicious Street food!!!

Rajani S said...

This is a healthy street food to have!

Archana Potdar said...

This is a great side dish. I love the flavours in it. Love to make it soon. Of course its bookmarked.

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