How to make Ghugni - Cook Smart -

Bursting with flavour of mustard oil, this traditional dish from Bihar is a must eat

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Dried white peas (सूखे सफेद मटर / वटाना), Mustard oil (सरसों का तेल)

Cuisine : Bihari

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Ghugni - Cook Smart

Ghugni - Cook Smart Recipe Card


Bihari cuisine is predominantly vegetarian because the traditional Bihari society, influenced by Buddhist and Hindu values of non-violence, does not eat eggs, chicken, fish and other animal products. However, there is also a section who relish meat and fish dishes which is common due to the number of rivers in Bihar.  Smoked food is one of the most remarkable thing about this cuisine.

Prep Time : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Ghugni - Cook Smart Recipe

  • Dried white peas soaked overnight, drained and boiled with turmeric 1 cup

  • Mustard oil 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Medium onion finely chopped 1

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • White peas stock 1/4 cup

  • Medium tomato finely chopped 1

  • Salt to taste

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Dried mango powder (amchur) 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat mustard oil in a non-stick pan, add asafoetida, cumin seeds and onion and sauté till lightly browned.

Step 2

Add ginger, boiled peas and peas stock and mix well. Add tomato and mix well.

Step 3

Add little salt and mix again. Add coriander powder and dried mango powder and mix well. Add coriander leaves and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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