Thursday, April 18, 2013

YELLOW PEAS CURRY(GHUGNI)

Ghuguni is a famous dish from eastern states of India(specially Odisha and West Bengal).It is made of dried yellow peas as the main ingredient along with potatoes and enjoyed both as a snack and main course.



INGREDIENTS:-

Dried Yellow Peas-1 cup
Chopped onion-1 large
Chopped tomato-1 large
Ginger-garlic paste-2 tsp
Chopped green chillies-4
Potato-1 large(cut in cubes)
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Bay leave-1
Dry chili-1
Turmeric powder-1/2(for peas)+1/2(for curry)
Dry fenugreek leaves-1/2 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Chili powder-1 tsp
Garam masala-1 tsp
Sugar-1/4 tsp
Oil-1 tbsp
Salt to taste

METHOD:-

1-Soak the dry yellow peas in water for 6-7 hours or overnight.


2-Pressure cook the peas and potato cubes with 4 cups of water,salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder till soft or to 2-3 whistle.

3-In a pan heat oil,add dry chili,bay leave and cumin seeds when it splutters add  chopped green chillies and the chopped onions.


4-Once the Onion turns golden brown,add the ginger-garlic paste and fry till the oil separates from the frying pan.


5-Then add turmeric powder,sugar,salt,chili powder,coriander powder,dry fenugreek leaves and garam masala,mix properly.



 6-Add chopped tomato and cook for few more minutes till tomatoes are done.


7-Then add the boiled peas and potato with water and mix well,cover and cook for 5-10 mins more.


8-Once it is done, remove from heat and serve hot with chakuli pitha,bara,aalo chop and samosha(singada).
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