Monday, January 31, 2011

Koraishutir Ghugni

I haven't yet made Koraishutir Kochuri this season. Which means I have to make my peas offering with a peas-y alternative.

IMG_1043 This is a green peas ghugni, something which can pass off an evening snack or as a brunch with phulko luchi.

Ingredients for Koraishutir/Green Peas Ghugni are:

500 grams shelled peas (frozen or fresh)
2 medium size potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 large red onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon ginger paste
2 medium ripe red tomatoes, chopped
Half teaspoon cumin seed
Half teaspoon garam masala powder
1 teaspoon red chili powder
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
Half teaspoon black pepper powder
1 small stick of cinnamon
1 cardamom
2 cloves
2 bay leaves
Half cup fried onions, crushed
2-3 tablespoons mustard oil

Heat oil in a pan and sauté the cubes of potatoes till they are lightly browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep aside.

In the remaining oil, add the cumin seeds, bay leaves, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon. Immediately add the chopped onions.

IMG_1032 On a low heat-medium heat, sauté the onions till they are lightly red in color. Add the ginger, tomatoes, red chili powder, black pepper powder, turmeric, garam masala powder, salt and half a spoon of sugar. Sweat the onions with the spices and tomatoes till they are cooked. Keep it covered. This should take about 6-8 minutes.

IMG_1035 IMG_1031 Once this mixture is cooked, add the green peas and the sautéed potatoes.

IMG_1038 Add half a cup of water, cover and cook the peas for 5-6 minutes. The peas and potato will release some moisture of their own, make sure you don’t overcook them and make them mushy.

Now add the crushed fried onions to the ghugni and mix well. Do a taste check and see if it has the right balance of everything.

IMG_1050Have the Green Peas Ghugni on its own as a snack or team it up with some luchi or parotha. Some of you may even like to top it with some muri/puffed rice and enjoy it with some hot chai.

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Satrupa said...

Damn !! I had promised myself not to eat anything fried .... but these Puris make me go on my knees. The Puri n matar curry combo is awesome. Now don't dare suggest eating that curry with Phulka .... lol

Have a delicious week ahead


The knife said...

this was a once a week feature while growing up Pree. looks amazing. Ma would occasionally put bits of fried chhana in it. Do you?

Priya said...

Fluffy poori with peas curry,truly tempting..

Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said...

Comfort cannot get better than this.My all time fav food is poori & aloo jhol. I m gonna try ur ghugni recipe for P.

? said...

This looks so tempting; loved the first snapshot.
Have been shying away from deep frying but this will really prompt me to do it! :-)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

The first pic is awesome..loved your fulko luchis..!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

oh man thats too tempting... makes me want to eat luchis now!

Kuntala said...

luchigulo ek kothay sexy, Pree......just fatafati....

Sayantani said...

ki sundor dekhte hoeche Pree. ami ektu chhana bheje di ete. majhe majhe dudh beshi na thakle ektu chhana crumble kore di. plate ar batita nischai tomar banano. sky blue ar green er combination ta khub soothing lagche.

notyet100 said...

platter looks so yum...;-)

purplehomes said...

yum add some aam ka aachar to it please..made by mum ofcourse

PreeOccupied said...

@Kalyan, Sayantani, now that you have mentioned the paneer cubes, I realize what I missed.

@?, the recipe is of the green peas ghugni, which is not deep fried. You can leave the puri out, that may or may not accompany the ghugni.

@All, thanks for your lovely comments.

Pallavi Arunika said...

I am just loving your blog !
Staring at your yummy luchi aloo while at work and I just cant wait to go home and make this !

Sanchita said...

So nostalgic! My mum used to make these at least twice a month..I am tempted to make it this weekend..