Matar ki Ghugni

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This is a green peas preparation. Matar ki ghugni is my mother’s recipe. She used to make it very often in winters when bazaar is filled with fresh green pea pods. Ginger is a key ingredient for this recipe as it helps in digestion. Try out this delicious delicacy from UP in the winter season.


(serves 4)

  • Green Peas 2½ cups
  • Potatoes 2 medium
  • Green chili 2-3
  • Ginger 2 inch piece
  • Cumin seeds 1½ tsp
  • Asafoetida  a pinch
  • Salt 1¼ tsp
  • Red chili powder ½ tsp
  • Garam masala ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder   1 tsp
  • Lemon juice 1 tbsp
  • Vegetable oil 1½ tbsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves 2-3 tbsp

Method of preparation

  1. Wash the green peas and leave on the strainer to remove the extra water.
  2. Peel, wash and finely chop the potatoes.  Wash again and leave on the strainer to remove the extra water.
  3. Remove the stem, wash, and finely chop the green chilies. Peel, wash and finely chop the ginger.
  4. In a wok heat oil. Add cumin seeds. When seeds crackle, add asafoetida, chopped green chilies, and ginger. Mix well and fry for a few seconds.
  5. Now add green peas and chopped potatoes and mix well. Fry peas and potatoes for 2 minutes.
  6. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, and salt. Mix well. Now cover the lid and cook until peas and potatoes are tender. It takes about 8-10 minutes to cook the peas.
  7. Now add garam masala. Mix well and fry for a couple of minutes. Turn off the heat.
  8. Add lemon juice and chopped coriander.

Delicious ghugni is ready to serve. Serve in between the meals as a snack or with the meals.

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