Ghughni | How to make Ghughni

By litushree Pradhan  |  14th Apr 2018  |  
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About Ghughni Recipe

Ghugni is an very famous in Bengal. And It is a common and affordable food in Kolkata.Dried white peas is cooked with gravy, in the traditional eastern Indian style. It is then served with every thing from morning breakfast,lunch evening snacks and dinner too. It is also served with Poori too.


Ingredients to make Ghughni

  • White Peas(2 cup) soaked in water overnight or 4 hours
  • Masala Paste(grind onion,garlic,ginger,coriander seeds,cumin,dry red chilli,green chiili,bay leaf,cinnamon, cardamom)
  • potatoes(2 small size) chopped into cubes
  • Medium tomato 1(fine slice)
  • bay leaf
  • mustard Oil 2 tbsp
  • Kashmir chilli powder 11/2 tsp
  • turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • sugar 1/2 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • coriander leaves 1tbsp freshly chopped
  • water 4-5 cup
  • For Masala 2 Medium onions(roughly chopped) Garlic 8-10 pods Ginger 1inch (roughly chopped) 2 Dry red chilli 1 Green chilli 1 inch cinnamon 2 cardamom

How to make Ghughni

  1. Procedure to Make Masala: Place all ingredients into mixie jar and put little water and  grind to paste.
  2. Place a pressure cooker add the oil and once the oil is heated.And now add sugar to it.Let the sugar to caramelized (don't burn it) 
  3. Now add bay leaf .Now add in tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes turn little mushy.
  4. Now add the turmeric and chilli powder,saute it for a few seconds
  5. Time for masala to go in, saute it for 5 minutes
  6. Add soaked white peas and saute till it roasted and cooked( all raw smell of masala goes off and oil start coming from sides).Now add potatoes.
  7. Now add water and bring this whole thing to a good boil, cover the lid give 2-3 whistle
  8. Let it cool completely, then open the lid and check if the peas are not cooked can give required whistle .
  9. Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves..Ghugni serve hot with with idli,vada,rice or chapatis( Indian breads).

Reviews for Ghughni (1)

Reema Garg10 months ago

Nice one.
litushree Pradhan
10 months ago
thanq so much!