Thursday, 27 March 2014

Ghuguni - Yellow Peas curry

Ghuguni is a famous dish prepared in Odisha and also very famous in eastern part of India. It is made of dried yellow or white peas and is enjoyed both as a snack and main course. It serves as a great side for dishes like upma, poori, vada ,Samosa(Singada) Chakuli and is also used as the base for chaat in Orissa. 
Its very easy to prepare and is a versatile dish, that can be enjoyed in different ways.

What you need:
1 cup Dried yellow or white peas (Soaked for 3-4 hours)
1 Onion
1/2 inch ginger
7-8 cloves of Garlic
1/2 tspRed chilli Powder
1 Tbsp Coriander Powder
1 Tsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Kitchen King masala Powder(optional)
1 Bay leaf
1/2 Tsp Zeera/cumin seed
Salt to taste
1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
2 Tbsp oil

For preparing Masala paste: Grind to paste onion , Ginger and Garlic and keep it aside.

Boil the Peas in enough water adding salt to it till it is soft but not mushy. Alternatively you can pressure cook it as well.

Heat oil in a wok add Cumin seeds and Bay leaf to it. Now add the masala paste and to it add all spice powders and mix everything and cook till oil separates and masala is cooked. If the masala paste dries sprinkle some water to it and let it cook.
Now add the boiled peas to it and let it cook for 5-10 minutes.
Enjoy it with your favourite snack or hot steamed rice. 


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