Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Enticing Ghugni with Spinach Puri

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Ghugni is a popular dish in West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar and Assam. It is a delicate spicy dish with a combination of some wonderful spices simmered in a tasty onion tomato gravy.

In Orissa ghugni is a part of a delicious chaat (street food). A combination of chilled dahi wada, spicy aloo dum and steaming hot ghugni is served with a topping of onion and sev ... mmmmhhhhh....a superb treat for your tastebuds. I really miss it. This version of ghugni is from my moms kitchen which we used to enjoy with rice, chappatis or puris. It is one of our favourite curries at home.

Today I prepared ghugni to have with spinach puri.I got the recipe from Sanjana's Blog.Thanks Sanjana. I love this combination of spinach puri and ghugni as it is very colorful and tasty too.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup dry green peas
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1.5 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic ginger
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp oil
For dry masala
  • 1 tbsp whole coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 3 red chillies
  • 1/2 tsp whole black pepper
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 4-5 cloves
Cooking Procedure

Soak the peas overnight, wash them thuroughly , pressure cook with 1 cup water till three whistles n switch off the flame.

Take a pan n roast all the dry masala ingredients without any oil, once cumin seeds starts to change color remove from flame and let it cool. Once it cool make it a fine powder

In a blender make a paste of ginger,garlic n tomatoes n keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan n and the cumin seeds n once it splutter add the onion,turmeric powder and once onion become translucent add the tomato puree and fry for 5 min then add the dry masala powder n fry till oil begin to saturate on the sides.

Now add this gravy to the pressure cooked peas and mix it nicely, add 3/4 cup water and pressure cook again for 1 whistle and switch off. Once it cools open the cooker and check the consistency and stir nicely. Serve hot with rice, chappati or puri.

Spinach Puri

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Ingredients
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 2 green chilli
  • 3/4 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • oil for deep fry
Cooking Procedure

Make a puree of spinach n green chilli n keep aside.

Heat oil in a frying pan .

Take the flour, mix the salt n oil,now add the above spinach puree to it and stir it continously. Then knead it for 4-5 min to a soft firm dough. Divide the dough into 12 balls n roll each ball to a circle of 5 inch diameter with a rolling pin.

Deep fry the puri one by one till it puff up n begins to look crispy.

Note: Oil should be hot before dropping the puri. While frying the puri, press them lightly into the oil until they puff up.


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Tags: Ghugni, Channa Masala, Puri, Spinach, Breakfast, Easy Recipe, Tasty Recipe

57 comments:

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

love your methi puri and ghuguni! Lovely combo!

Priya (elaichii) said...

Go green girl! Poori and curry looks perfect!

divya said...

healthy and delicious ...

Swathi said...

Green poori and curry looks delicious. Nice one Satya.

Roshan said...

a wonderful combination....ghugni is our favorite too...though i learnt the name of the recipe only now...:-)

Latha said...

Both the dishes look awesome. Great combo!

~Lisa~ said...

Satya, I love the use of spinach in the puri, i need to try this. And that dal dish sounds heavenly.

Madhu said...

Adding spinach to the puri is a great idea. Ghugni looks delicious

Adelina said...

i will make sure in my next trip to India I visit with you- and please invite me over to Ghugni with Spinach Puri- such a delightful combo- you are a burst of talent and creativity!

VineelaSiva said...

Yummy curry and colourful puri.Its really very inviting Satya.

Smitha said...

that looks yum!....the ghugni with spinach poori..what a combo!!

Kairali sisters said...

Green poori and ghugni looks delicious satya...

Satrupa said...

Satya,

You tickled my taste buds just by talking about the Dahi Bara n Ghuguni combination.

Ghuguni looks yummy n d pooris r perfect.

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

indianspicemagic said...

Good combination food... Very tempting.

sonu said...

awesomely yummy dishes..looks perfect !

Bergamot said...

nice combination...never heard of ghughni before, seems really tasty

anubhavati said...

Hi Sathya,

This almost reminds me of the usal thats used in making usal paav. Only difference is that they make it with white vatana peas. I remember eating this in bangalore near commercial street in that little push cart..li dont know what he puts in it, but it tastes awesome and smells heavenly!!!

Shobha

sinfullyspicy said...

Perfect meal , loved both the dishes a lot...tempting clicks!

Sayantani said...

Satya you create perfcet meals...this combo is my fav (I make luchi) and looks so good. love this idea of green puris.

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Lovely pooris and gughni. Lipsmacking!

Yummy Team said...

Ghugni looks very tasty..and those spinach puris look awesome!! Great post, Satya..

Shalini said...

i have never heard of spinach puris. Awesome recipe. i love that green colored puris very much. wish to try it soon. thanks for sharing this sathya.

Rajani said...

satya this looks so yummy... wish i could dig into some right now!!

Santosh Bangar said...

hi Satya i think ur blog'a name fully suited to ur recipes gugnni is dry matter we make chat from this oftenly palakpuri is perfect combination is favulous

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Supriya Nair said...

thanks for visiting my space dear...you have a lovely web site here...loved yur recipes...bookmarked some as well...loved this preparation...

Paaka Shaale said...

Hey satya,

The pooris and ghugni looks delicious. Loved em :)

Umm Mymoonah said...

Spinach poori is simply awesome, nice combination. Thank you for linking it with Any One Can Cook.

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Great combo.Love that green color puri!

An Open Book said...

spinach puri sounds like a great idea

BUTTERFLY said...

wow dear, my mom also makes these puris.. ma mouths already watering...

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely combo, recipes are very nice...

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Very new dishes to me! Looks healthy and yummy...pass me a plate pls! :D

Uma said...

i like palak puri.. lovely combo with peas..

Priya said...

Fluffy spinach puris and green peas gravy tempts me a lot..yumm!

Nandini said...

What a healthy and tasty meal! It's an excellent combo!

ayushthecook said...

with every single dish you take me back to Kokata- i miss home - , spinach puri have never tried this will make this one and let you know how i get on

ayush
www.ayushthecook.blogspot.com
www.doyouloveclothes.blogspot.com

Suja Sugathan said...

Lovely..delicious and healthy meal,wonderful combo.

Simply Life said...

oh that sounds great!

Shruti Mehta said...

so yummy

aipi said...

Whoo..perfect fuffy spinach poori with yummy ghugni looks mouthwateringly delicious..beautifully done!!
Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmarked event.
US Masala

Biny Anoop said...

Really amaing recipe...has cooked spinach,beetroot and carrot rotis...but never tried or even tot of making puris....I am so glad to be here blogging with u guys....i think my knowledge on food is muliplying each day and I am surely coming out of my well....thx.
Biny

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

very new to me...looks yummy...

Sangi said...

Delicious combo!!!..am hungry now

Sanjana said...

Hi Satya, thanks so much for trying the puri, they look great. Good job! Thanks for following me, I look forward to reading more of your recipes!

MiniBinoy said...

woww!! look at the colour of those puris!!childern who hesitate to have any fud will certainly be attracted if offered such colourful fud..very nice recipe ,Sathya..:)

Ananda Rajashekar said...

wow green puri, loving the colour,creative! great clicks :)

Sulagna said...

This is sooo delicious..Those puris look perfect !!

Silence Sings said...

Satya dear I am coming to your home...pls don't say no....can't wait for a moment to taste those delicious dishes...

Raina said...

The flavors you have used in this must be so delicious. The puri with spinach and chiles sounds wonderful. I have to try this soon:)

Magic of Spice said...

Oh wow, does this look delicious...and I have never see the Spinach Puri before...They seem so fun and easy to prepare :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats a very nice side dish for paalak poori!

meeso said...

Looks delicious and love the green roti's!

sweetartichoke said...

Oh My! these spinach puri look awesome! and the ghugni looks so delicioud!

PreeOccupied said...

Methi puri and ghugni look so beautiful together. I love ghugni and make it with yellow peas, I should give your recipe a try soon.

Swati Sapna said...

dahi bara aloo dum ghugni! wow... u just made me relive childhood chaat pleasures :) till date whenever i go to bbsr to visit friends, this is the breakfast i crave for!

Raw_Girl said...

That spinach puris looks amazing, and healthy too!

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