Ghoogni | How to make Ghoogni

By Moumita Malla  |  4th May 2016  |  
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About Ghoogni Recipe

Ghoogni is a popular street food in Kolkata, Bihar, Assam and Odissa. It is made from dried white peas and cooked with spices. It is served with the toppings of chopped onions, green chillies, chopped coriander leaves, tamarind water or lemon juice and a pinch of salt.

The delicious and mouthwatering Ghoogni is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Ghoogni is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Ghoogni. Moumita Malla shared Ghoogni recipe which can serve 4 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you learn how to make the delicious Ghoogni. Try this delicious Ghoogni recipe at home and surprise your family and friends. You can connect with the Moumita Malla of Ghoogni by commenting on the page. In case you have any questions around the ingredients or cooking process. The Ghoogni can also be given a rating. The "What's cooking" feature can be used to share your experience when you make Ghoogni with other users


Ingredients to make Ghoogni

  • Dried white peas- 2 cups (soaked in water overnight)
  • salt to taste
  • Oil- 1/4 cup (preferably mustard oil)
  • bay leaf-1 large
  • onion- (chopped )- 2
  • ginger-garlic paste- 2 teaspoon
  • turmeric powder-1/2teaspoon
  • red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon or to taste
  • cumin powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  • coriander powder-1 teaspoon
  • tomato (chopped)-1 large sized
  • Ingredients for special ghoogni masala:
  • cumin seeds- 2 teaspoon
  • coriander seeds- 2 teaspoon
  • Dry red chillies- 4 (according to your taste buds)
  • Ingredients for toppings:
  • onion- 1 (chopped)
  • Green chilles-2 (chopped)
  • Lemon juice-1 teaspoon or tamarind water- (soak 1 teaspoon tamarind in a bowl of water for 30 minutes then strain it.)
  • Special gogni masala- 1 teaspoon
  • salt to taste
  • Cilantro or coriander leaves (chopped )- 1/2 cup

How to make Ghoogni

  1. To make the special ghoogni masala:
  2. Take all the ingredients of the special ghoogni masala on a tawa, dry roast them until they are light brown. Let them cool and grind to make a fine powder.
  3. Soak the dried white peas overnight.
  4. The next morning, cook the soaked dried peas in a pressure cooker with 1 cup of water and a pinch of salt, cook till 1 whistle blows. Turn off the heat and wait till the pressure releases itself, then open the cooker and keep aside.
  5. Take a pan, heat oil , when the oil is hot enough add the bay leaf and chopped onions, fry until its golden brown in colour. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry until the raw smell goes away.
  6. Add the chopped tomatoes, cumin powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt. (You already added salt while boiling peas, so be careful about adding salt again). Cook until the oil gets separated. (Sprinkle some water to the pan to prevent the masala from burning.)
  7. Now add the boiled dried peas and toss with the masala. Also pour in 1/2 cup of water, cover and and let the curry cook for 5 minutes on a low flame.
  8. After 5 minutes, sprinkle the roasted and special ghoogni masala into the gravy and give a nice stir. Turn off the heat and let the curry stand for 10 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle the chopped onions, chilles, coriander leaves, rock salt, special ghoogni masala, lemon juice or tamarind water on top and serve.

My Tip:

You can eat it as a snack or with roti/poori.

Reviews for Ghoogni (2)

maniacal enemy1616a year ago


Shini Prakash3 years ago

The classic ghoogni! Looks absolutely yummy!

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