Wednesday, November 08, 2006


As kids and even now, street food is something all of us enjoy. One of my all time favorite was Guguni. Ma used to serve this with Aloo Tikki's and some Sunday's Poori and Guguni used to be our brunch. Loved it then, love it now :)

1 cup dried yellow peas
2 potatoes
1 large tomato, chopped
1 medium onion
1" ginger
2 cloves garlic
4 green chillies
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
Chopped coriander leaves to garnish
Salt to taste
4 cups water
1 tbsp oil

Soak the dried peas overnight in warm water. Peel the potatoes and cut into 1 1/2" pieces. In a pressure cooker, cook the peas and the potato with 4 cups of water.

Grind the onion, garlic, ginger to a fine paste with a little water.

Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds. when the seeds begin to sizzle, add the onion-garlic paste. Add the green chillies and cook till the onion turns a light brown. Add the cumin pwdr, coriander pwdr, red chilli pwdr, turmeric pwdr, salt and tomatoes and cook till the masalas are cooked and the oil separates. Add the boiled peas and potato mix and cook for 10 mts till all the flavors have blended. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with Aloo Tikki (recipe on this blog) or with Pooris. Enjoy.


Anonymous said...

This is so great..we call this 'ragdo' in gujarati and the aloo-tikki that you serve is our 'petis'...Nice blog you have here, I've added you to my blogroll.


Anonymous said...

hi sangeeta,
im crazy about street foods and this looks good enough eat from screen... hey.. why dont u parcel me some? kidding...
lovely recipes and keep posting new ones...

Jaya M said...

Hey Sangeeta ,we also call matar curry as Gugni ,nice recipe here so true name ghar ka khana ,I liked your blog ...

Anonymous said...


Though different states/ cultures call by different names (matar, Cholay, Chat,ragdo..etc). But it not the same.

So for everyone's information "Guguni" has a very distinct taste/flavour. one must visit Orissa to taste an authentic "Guguni". Nothing can explain beyond it.

Unknown said...

I love guguni very day i thought to make Guguni.then i saw the recipe...its very easy request to u that how to make 'kheer'if give the recipe then it will be great.thank you Sangeeta.bye


Unknown said...

Sangeeta...i like guguni very much..generally we used to guguni in Dhibara and aludam..its avery easy process..thank for ur blog.