Sunday, January 18, 2009

Karaishutir Ghugni (Chickpea curry)

'Ghugni' is considered to be one of the most  popular dish in the  eastern part of India Specially Bengal. This is a delicious curry made of mainly Chickpeas (Karaishuti)  which goes very well with snacks like Luchi, Samosa and other chaat preparations and it also can be served as main course with Roti, chapatti and Naan.  


250 gms Chickpea
2 Large Potatoes (Diced)
2 green chilies (Slitted)
1 Onion (Sliced)
1 Onion (Grated)
1 tbsp grated ginger.
4 to 5 clove garlic (minced)
1 Tomato (Chopped)
1 tsp. Cumin seeds.
2 Whole Red chili
1 tsp. Turmeric Powder
1 tsp. Cumin Powder
1 tsp. Red chilli Powder
1 tsp. Chaat masala Powder
1 tsp. Garam masala Powder
Salt (As per taste)
Sugar(As per taste)
Coriander Leaves


1.Wash chick peas and soaked overnight. Diced Potatoes into medium pieces. Put both of them in a pressure cooker , add 1 tsp. salt and cook them for 8 to 10 minutes (minimum 3 whistles).

2. Heat oil in a pan and fry those boiled potatoes until it becomes yellow. Take it out and keep aside.
3. Heat oil in a large pan and add red chilies and cumin seeds. Now add chopped onion and fry until golden brown. Add grated onion, ginger and garlic. Stir and fry for about 5 minutes. Now add Turmeric powder, cumin powder, red chili powder, salt and little water . Fry again until the oil separates from the masala. 

4. Add chopped tomato and stir for a couple of minute. Now add fried potatoes, boiled chickpeas and chaat masala. Stir for about 5 to 6 minutes in medium flame. Add 1 cup of water, little Sugar and garam masala powder. Cover the lid and let it cook for another 5 minutes in medium flame. When the gravy is  little thick take it out from fire.
Finally Garnish with chopped onion and coriander leaves. 

This is one of the favourite dish of my Hubby. So this just for you my dear and I am sending this recipe to Alka of Sindhi Rasoi 'just for you' event. Congrats! Alka for hosting this great event.


Unknown said... truly looks yumm..nice spicy gravy..

Poonam said...

this is a treat!! and real yumm..great recipe will try it very soon and let u know

Preety said...

hey gr8 entry for the event..IS that green colored chickpeas?..Haven't made them reminded me of them will gonna make tommorow..i also make the same way the only difference is i don't put potato in that..

Anonymous said...

Didi, in our younger days we used to eat drier Ghugni than what you have instructed here. How was that done?


Asha said...

Nice & simple recipe. Loved it.


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