Ghugni Recipe - Yellow pea curry – Bengali style.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Dried yellow peas,

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Main Course_Veg

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The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

You can also find more Main Course_Veg recipes like Bharwan Parwal, Brinjal and Drumstick Coconut Masala, Five-Spice Stir-Fry, Dahi Wala Bhein Aloo . Or try out these recipes from Bengali Cuisine like Dimer Biryani, Chennar Payesh, RasBadi, Chenna aur Chawal ki Kheer.

Ghugni Recipe - How to make Ghugni


Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Dried yellow peas soaked and drained and boiled2 cups

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Ginger finely chopped1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Tomato chopped1 medium

  • Roasted cumin powder 2 teaspoons

  • Fresh coconut sliced1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chillies slit2

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat oil in a non stick pan. Chop onion. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf and onion to the pan and sauté till lightly browned.

Step 2

Add ginger, turmeric powder, tomato and a little water and mix. Sauté till tomato becomes pulpy. 

Step 3

Add peas and mix well. Add ¼ cup water and salt. Add cumin powder and coconut slices and mix well.

Step 4

Add green chillies, garam masala powder and mix. Cover and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Serve hot.

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