Chura Ghugni

By Jayshree Nishchal  |  8th May 2016  |  
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About Chura Ghugni Recipe

Chura ghugni is a popular breakfast or evening snack in Bihar. Chura/chivda/poha (beaten rice) is one of the staple food in Bihar and its combo with ghugni i.e. black gram curry is loved by everyone. Every household has their own style of making ghugni. Some like it as curry some like it dry. I am sharing a dry preparation of ghugni which my family loves. The type of chura I have used here is a speciality from Bihar, called Katarni chura. The paddy, from which this katarni chura is made, is smaller than the normal paddy and has a very sweet aroma. It tastes sweet too and is my absolute favourite! Bhagalpur district in Bihar is known for its Katarni chura and this is one thing I buy in kilos every time I visit India.

Chura Ghugni, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Chura Ghugni is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Jayshree Nishchal. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Chura Ghugni is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Chura Ghugni recipe by Jayshree Nishchal. Chura Ghugni can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Chura Ghugni just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Chura Ghugni can serve 4 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Chura Ghugni.

Chura Ghugni

Ingredients to make Chura Ghugni

  • For roasting chura-
  • 3 cups katarni chura
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard oil
  • 1 red chiili
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • salt to taste
  • For ghugni-
  • 1 cup black gram soaked in water for 4-6 hours
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoon mustard oil
  • 2-3 onions chopped
  • 4-5 garlic cloves minced
  • 1.5 inch ginger minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon kitchen king masala
  • 1 tomato (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • salt to taste

How to make Chura Ghugni

  1. For Ghugni, soak black gram overnight or atleast 4 hours in hot water. Boil it with little salt and turmeric.
  2. Take mustard oil in a cooker. Add finely chopped onion and saute till it gets nice golden brown colour.
  3. Add minced garlic cloves and minced ginger. Sauté for a while till they are nicely done.
  4. Add turmeric pd, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder and black pepper pd. Sauté everything together.
  5. You can add finely chopped tomatoes too but it's optional.
  6. When the masala starts leaving oil, add boiled black gram. Add some more water as per your preference whether you like it dry or with curry.
  7. Add salt to taste and 1/ 2 tsp garam masala, preferably homemade.
  8. Close the lid and give 2-3 more whistles to ghugni.
  9. Take chura/chivda as required and roast them with a little mustard oil, cumin seeds and 1 whole red chilli. Saute them in batches.
  10. You can add finely chopped ginger garlic or sprinkle some black pepper powder too.
  11. Roast till they are nicely puffed up. Switch off the gas once all chura is roasted.
  12. Serve roasted chura with ghugni along with some onion and radish and don't forget the green chillies!

My Tip:

Use homemade masala for the ghugni for better flavour.

Reviews for Chura Ghugni (2)

Ankit Kumar Gupta3 years ago

Nice recipe

Ayushi Prakash4 years ago

Nice way of having poha..thanks for sharing this