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Ghugni | Bengali Dried Yellow Peas Curry Recipe

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Kolkata Street Food Special: Ghugni – Bengali Dried Yellow Peas Curry

This recipe for ghugni is the easiest way of making the popular Bengali snack, often served with luchis (deep fried indian breads) or even muri (puffed rice) as an evening snack. Also known as motorshutir ghugni, this ghugni recipe calls for a handful of ingredients and gives you a wholesome and healthy plant based meal. The preparation needs soaking the dried peas overnight and the next day you are ready to put this dish together within 30 mins, tops!

recipe for ghugni

My version of the ghugni bengali recipe

Internet is a wonderful treasure trove, if you know what you are looking for. For instance, I use my mom’s recipe but to humour myself, I thought of checking out the Google for any other way of making. And, oh boy! There were so many ways of making the Bengali style niramish ghugni, and I am not even counting the several other ways in different cuisines.

 

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While I do not claim that this recipe is the authentic, but this definitely my go-to ghugni recipe, bengali or any other way.

What I love is that it needs the least of all ingredients and gives a lip-smacking dish in the end. One very important ingredient that I have used is the dry roasted cumin powder aka jeere bhaja moshla. Here, we dry roast the whole cumin seeds till they turn dark brown in colour and once they cool down, grind them in a fine powder and store in an air-tight container. It adds an extra depth of flavour to the dish.

Bengali bhaja moshla
Dry roasted Cumin Powder

How to serve Ghugni?

Every one has their own preferences, but usually Bengali style matar ke chole is served with luchis. However, some also prefer to have this ghugni with muri (puffed rice), or even pauruti (toasted slices of bread). Personally I find it equally delicious with chapattis as well as porotas.

In Kolkata, this ghugni is a popular street food and is often served as a standalone. In that case, this motorshutir ghugni would also have cubed potatoes in it. Its a kind of signature to this dish. (Plus we all know our love for the spuds, right?)

Popular Bengali Street Food Recipes

  1. Mughlai Porota – Indian flatbread stuffed with minced meat filling
  2. Doi Bora – Dahi Vada
  3. Street-style Clear Chicken Soup
  4. Chicken Kathi Rolls
Ghugni | Bengali Dried Yellow Peas Curry Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Soaking Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 30 mins
 

This recipe for ghugni is the easiest way of making the popular Bengali snack, often served with luchis (deep fried indian breads) or even muri (puffed rice) as an evening snack. Also known as motorshutir ghugni, this ghugni recipe calls for a handful of ingredients and gives you a wholesome and healthy plant based meal. The preparation needs soaking the dried peas overnight and the next day you are ready to put this dish together within 30 mins, tops!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Bengali
Keyword: Bengali Dal Recipes, Bengali Food, Bengali Vegetarian Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Lentil Recipes, Niramish Ranna, Street Food, Vegan Recipes, vegetarian recipes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 214 kcal
Author: Priyanka
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Dried White Peas or Matar soaked overnight
  • 2 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 1 Onion Large - Finely Chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger grated
  • 1 Green Chilies – chopped
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • ½ tsp Dry roasted Cumin Powder
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
Instructions
  1. Pressure cook the overnight soaked dried white peas for just 1 whistle. Turn off the heat and let the cooker cool on its own.

  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry the chopped Onion and ginger together till the onion softens.

  3. Then add the cooked dried peas.

    At this stage, you may add the chopped chili in it.

  4. Add salt and sugar and give it a boil. Adjust the consistency and add water if required. If its extra them boil it down.

  5. Before serving, add the roasted cumin powder and lemon juice.

Recipe Notes

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