So what does Bengali cuisine remind you of? Me?? It reminds me of Ra(O)sgullas, Rasmalais, Mishti Doi and all such yummy desserts…. But this time i was all set to try out something really different from the Bengal cuisine… My search led me to a number of recipes with unique names but one name just captured my heart so much that i could not resist not bookmarking it… Yes! That cute lil name was ‘Ghugni’!! 🙂
As i read the recipe, i was all the more interested to try out as it was a street food recipe of which i am a HUGE fan.. So there i made it for a light evening snack.. Both of us enjoyed our stomachs content with alu bhujiya and fresh Pav (Had bought it specially to have with this!).. Now regarding the taste.. haha.. Thats the funniest part..The taste was 95% that of “Bangalore” Masala Puri… Yes! I made a Bengali street food which tasted just like its Bangalore friend.. Am i not just Great?? Lol!
|Doesn’t the spoon rest look like a mirror?? 😉|
But if you are a real Bangalore masala puri fan, you will definitely love this… So why are you waiting?? Soak the peas right now and make it tomorrow as a treat for your family…. Have fun and do remember me while hogging down a plate (or two?? 😉 )… Happy Cooking!! 🙂
Health Benefits of Peas: Anti oxidant and Anti Inflammatory Benefits, Supports Blood Sugar Regulation, Heart Health Promotion, Protection against Stomach cancer..
Adapted from: Masterchef Sanjeev Kapoor
1 Cup Dry Green Peas (Soaked overnight,drained and boiled till soft)
1 Tbsp Oil
2 tsp Cumin seeds/Jeera
1 Bay Leaf
1/2 inch Ginger piece
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 Tbsp Cumin Powder
3 Tbsp Freshly grated Coconut/Coconut slices
3 Green chillies
1/2 Tbsp Garam Masala Powder
Salt to Taste
For Garnish: Finely chopped Onions and Coriander Leaves
1. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and bay leaf.. Allow them to change color..
2. Add the finely chopped onions, ginger and turmeric powder and fry till lightly browned..
3. Add finely chopped tomato and fry till the tomatoes are mushy..
Note: Add little water too if needed..
4. Add the boiled peas and mix well..
5. Add the coconut slices and cumin powder..
6. Add the slit green chillies and garam masala powder and cover and cook on medium flame for two minutes..
7. Remove from flame and garnish with onions and coriander leaves..
Serve hot with sev, bhujiya, pav, bhel, pakoras and so on!!