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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Bengali Ghugni Chaat (Yellow Peas)

      I tried enough of Paneer recipes and Chicken recipes in last 10 days, i still have to post few of that recipes here and running out of time.When yesterday i was cleaning my pantry found few packets of yellow peas and green peas lying for more than a month, so i turned my mind to try some recipe with the yellow peas for my blog.

     I just love the yellow peas chaat which we get it here in Marina Beach in Chennai... till i search for the details i never know it has its origin in Kolkata... Yes, It is called Ghugni Chaat of Bengali cuisine and its is one of the famous chaat item and street food there.

    I can say this is one of the healthiest Chaat item or street food in our country. Dried Yellow Peas is very high in fibre, Fibre helps in lowering sugar and cholestrol. Also its is very good source of Vitamin B and Protein with No Fat.

Let's go for the recipe.


Dried Yellow Peas - 1 Cup
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Bay leaf  - 1
Onion - 1 no. (Big)
Tomato - 1 no. (Medium)
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Ginger - 1 inch
Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric - few pinch
Coriander leaves - few
Salt to taste
Oil to temper
Fresh coconut sliced - 2 tbsp (Optional).


Soak Yellow Peas overnight.
Drain the water, wash and pressure cook it  with bit salt for 3 to 4 whistle until its done.
Heat 4 tsp oil in a pan and temper with Bay leaf and cumin seeds.
Add Chopped onion, Finely chopped ginger and saute till it turns translucent.
Add Sliced Tomatoes and cook until it turns mushy.
Now add the Garam masala, chilly powder, salt and bit of turmeric.
Saute until its raw smell goes.
Add the well cooked yellow peas, chopped coriander and sliced coconut.
Allow to cook for 2 minutes and serve it by garnishing with Chopped onions and coriander leaves.

Note: Adding Coconut piece is optional and instead of red chilly powder green chilly can be used.


  1. I simply adore such a dish made with chickpeas. Its good and just noted the ingredients. I suppose grated coconut should be ok instead of the pieces right??

    1. Yeah grated coconut will do...but if you add sliced coconut it will give u a crunch bite in between the Chaat.

  2. Yummy Ghugni!

    You have a great space here.. happy to follow you too :)

  3. I love this chat!you have a nice blog!

  4. Wow this is really one of the tempting chat... I always love chickpeas and I should try this one definitely...

  5. Delicious chaat,this is something extremely irresistible..


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