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Ghugni | Bengali Street Food

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Ghugni | Bengali Street Food

Kolkatta Street Food, eaten any time of the day as a snack.

  • Suitable for vegetarian

Ghugni Chaat for anytime craving.

  • 70mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy




For Boiling 

White Peas Dried (सफेद मटर सूखे) – ½ Cup Dried (½ Cup After Soaking – 1 Cup/205gm)

Onion (प्याज़) – ¼ No

Green Chillies (हरी मिर्च) – 1 No 

Water (पानी) – 2½ Cup 

Salt (नमक) – To Taste

Turmeric (हल्दी) – ½ Tsp


For Bhaja Masala

Green Cardamom (हरी इलायची) – 3 Pc

Fennel Seeds (सौंफ) – 1 Tbsp

Cumin (जीरा) –  1 Tbsp

Coriander Seeds (साबुत धनिया) – 1 Tbsp


For Masala 

Mustard Oil (सरसों का तेल) –  3 Tbsp

Dried Red Chilli (सूखी लाल मिर्च) – 2 No

Green Cardamom (हरी इलायची) – 5-6 No

Cinnamon (दालचीनी) – 1 Inch Pc

Bay Leaf (तेज पत्ता) – 2-3 No

Cloves (लौंग) – 4 Pc

Cumin Seeds (जीरा) – 1 Tbsp

Onions (प्याज) (Thinly Sliced) – ½ Cup 

Green Chillies, Chopped (हरी मिर्च) – 1 Tsp 

Ginger Garlic Paste (अदरक लहसुन पेस्ट) – 1 Tsp

Potatoes (आलू) (Small Cubes) – ½ Cup

Turmeric (हल्दी) – 1 Tsp

Chilli Powder (मिर्च पाउडर) – 1 Tbsp

Cumin Powder (जीरा पाउडर) – 2 tsp 

Coriander Powder (धनिया पाउडर) – 1 tbsp  

Tomatoes, Diced (टमाटर) – 1 Cup 

Salt (नमक) – To Taste 

Green Chillies, Slit (हरी मिर्च) – 1 No

Bhaja Masala – 1 Pinch

Sugar (चीनी) – Small Pinch

Ghee (घी) – 2 tsp


For Garnish 

Tamarind Water (इमली का पानी) – 4-5 tbsp 

Onions, Chopped (प्याज) – Handful

Green Chillies, Chopped (हरी मिर्च) – To Taste

Coriander, Chopped  (धनिया) – Handful 

Sev (सेव) – Handful

Lemon (नींबू) – ½ No 



Add the soaked white peas into a pressure cooker. add in a quartered piece of onion and green chilli. add in the water, seasoning and turmeric. seal the lid of the pressure cooker and cook over a high flame till the first whistle, then reduce the flame and cook for another 4-5 whistles. We want the white peas to be cooked but not mashy.

While the white peas cook, you can move onto making the bhaja masala or bengali garam masala. In a small pan add the masalas and roast over a low flame. as the masalas get fragrant and dry up, transfer into a masala grinder and grind to a fine puree.

Once the white pea goes through the whistles, take the pressure cooker off the heat and keep on the side to cool. check the texture and keep on the side.

Now we will move on to the masala. In a kadai add the mustard oil and cook and swirl the oil in the kadhai to reduce the oil’s pungency. Next, add in the whole red chillies, green cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaf, cloves and cumin. give a quick stir and add in the onions.


stir the onions a bit and add in the chopped green chilli and ginger garlic paste and stir for a few seconds.
next add in the cubed potatoes. We will now bhuno or roast this while stirring in the kadhai. Once the onions become lightly browned we add in the powdered masalas.

add in the turmeric, red chilli powder, cumin powder and coriander powder. give a quick stir to cook the masalas, but be careful not to burn them. then add in the tomatoes along with salt and bhuno or roast while stirring for 2 to 3 minutes.

now add in the boiled peas avoiding the water it was cooked in. We will bhuno or roast while stirring in the kadhai for 3 to 4 minutes after all of the water has evaporated.


Once the bhunai is done, add in about a ladle of the white pea cooking water to make the dish saucy.
add in some bhaja masala and sugar to balance the dish and finish with aromatic ghee. Mix to stir, check the consistency and transfer into a plate.

to garnish add in a tablespoon of imli water. top the dish up with chopped onions, green chilli, coriander, sev. add a slice of lemon and serve.

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