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Matar Ghugni

May-21-2017
Zulekha Bose
240 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
Serves
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ABOUT Matar Ghugni RECIPE

Matar ke chole also known as matar ghugni is a delicious dish from Uttar Pradesh.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • UP
  • Pan fry
  • Simmering
  • Pressure Cook
  • Boiling
  • Main Dish
  • High Fibre

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Dry peas 2 Cups
  2. salt - 1/2 teaspoon
  3. Green chilies - 3 numbers
  4. turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  5. Whole garam masala 2 bay leaves, 4-pepper corns, 1/2 inch cinnamon stick - 1/2 tsp
  6. Ginger, crushed - 1/2 inch
  7. For the gravy : Onion, chopped - 1 big size
  8. cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  9. Tomato, chopped - 1
  10. Tomato, grated - 2
  11. turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  12. chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
  13. coriander powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  14. Chola masala - 1 tablespoon
  15. ginger garlic paste - 1 tablespoon
  16. asafoetida / hing - 1pinch
  17. Dry mango powder - 1 teaspoon
  18. salt to taste
  19. coriander and mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Rinse dry white peas and soak in water for 4-6 hours. Drain water.
  2. In a cooker, add the dry peas with 1 cup of water, 1 tsp salt, 2 -3 whole green chilies, cinnamon stick, few pepper corns, bay leaves and crushed ginger.
  3. Pressure cook on high flame for 1 whistle. Reduce the flame and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Heat mustard oil in a pan over high flame to smoking point. Reduce flame to medium and add cumin seeds, bay leaf and hing / asafoetida. Fry for a while and add sliced onions. Fry till golden brown.
  5. Add in chopped tomatoes and a pinch of salt. Fry till tomatoes become soft.
  6. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, chole masala, red chilli powder. Fry till raw smell of spices goes away. Add ginger and garlic paste.
  7. Add tomato paste/tomato puree.Fry masala until oil starts separating from masala.
  8. Add peas to the masala. Adjust salt and add dry mango powder as per taste. You can add water as per your requirement in boiled white peas.
  9. Cover and cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and mint leaves.

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