Friday, March 19, 2010

Gugni Chaat

Another street food recipe from the streets of Kolkata...I am not sure about its origins, but as long as it tastes good and I get to eat a lot of it - I'm happy!

This is one of the few street food varieties served hot - and therefore also a favourite especially in winter. 



Whats more - the Gugni chaat is a healthy street food - almost a contradiction in terms - without a single drop of oil / butter / ghee - and lots of proteins and some vitamins to boot.

The spice-mix used for the gugni chaat is the same as that for Jhaalmuri- so there are obvious synergy effects - but a clear danger of addiction as well :-)





Ingredients

1 cup - whole yellow peas (peela matar), soaked overnight (for more details, see here)
1 - tomato, finely chopped
1 - potato, boiled and chopped
2 tbsp - coriander leaves
1/2 tbsp - ginger, finely chopped
1 - green chilli, finely chopped (adjust according to your taste)
1/2 lemon sized ball - tamarind, soaked in a little water (adjust according to your taste)
1 cup - water
4 - 5 tbsp - murimasala, for recipe see here
1/2 tsp - rock salt
salt to taste

To garnish

1/2 tbsp - ginger, finely chopped
1 - green chilli, finely chopped
1 tbsp - coriander leaves, finely chopped
1/4 cup - onions, finely chopped
lemon juice, according to your taste

Method 
  1. Pressure cook soaked peas in sufficient water for 5 whistles or until done. Strain the water and keep aside.
  2. Extract pulp of the tamarind and strain to remove fibre.
  3. In a non stick pan, add cooked peas, tamarind pulp and the rest of the ingredients and simmer till all the water evaporates. (approx 5 - 8 minutes)
  4. Garnish and serve hot.


Sending this to Mirch Masala My Legume love affair MLLA 21, brain child of Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook

Enjoy!

70 comments:

  1. This looks so refreshing with chilli and lemon juice.

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  2. Rachana,

    Gugni chat looks awesome.

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  3. I love all kinds of chaats!! This is soooo tempting...yummy :)

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  4. Mmm I love it ..looks too good and ur making me me hungry .

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  5. I never heard but looks delicious :)

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  6. It sounds like Ragada....love to have this anytime dear

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  7. love this yummy snack.beautiful click.

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  8. Rachana, gugni chaat...wow, thats the stuff my dreams are made of...awesome!!!

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  9. Wow.. Looks gr8 and yummy.. sounds too good.. lovely snaps. :)

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  10. Rachna ,
    You have made ghugni chaat and not invited me???;-)Not fare...
    Twice a year I go to kolkata and every time I make sure that I don't miss this tasty chaat. Looks superb!!!!So Tempting.....Beautiful click as well( 1st click is taking lot of time to come on screen, so second pic ko dekh kar hi jee bhar gaya)
    Deepa

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  11. yummy :) but how do find the typical masala's in Germany ?:)

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  12. looks yummy and lovely presentation..

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  13. looks tempting,love any chaat anyday...

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  14. Miss the roaddside chaats very badly..never tasted this one though.

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  15. yummyyyy..the clicks are mouthwatering..

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  16. Un plat plein de saveurs.
    A faire.
    Bon weekend.

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  17. Healthy street food? Yes, definitely a contradiction. But a delicious one at that. Love the texture of chickpeas...they have such a nice bite to them.

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  18. AAAAAH! I'm almost addicted! This is so great!

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  19. wow!!!

    Looks very tempting

    Nice clicks :-)

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  20. hmm..very tasty and mouth-watering..will try soon..

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  21. loved the presentation..looks so yummy ...

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  22. Looks so good .Lovely pictures also

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  23. we are chat lovers..Have to try this chat also..Looks delicious

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  24. i am drooling over your pictures, Rachana! such a wonderful snack, i did not know about it, looks so yummy and tempting.

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  25. I'm so glad I found your blog. I'm not a vegan but I'm trying to drastically cut back on the amount of meat I serve my family. I've been paging through your posts and found so many interesting recipes. I'm into interesting and/or novel food. Your photos are as wonderful as your recipes. I'll be back often to see what you've been cooking. Have a fabulous day.

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  26. Yum!!!!!! You can mark me down for any Chaat!

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  27. Looks absolutely tempting, how could you take such mouth-watering photographs? Adding ginger should have added more flavor to this chat! Simply amazing dish.

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  28. I love ghughni so any addition to it, is always welcome :)..

    hugs and smiles

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  29. Love all kinds of chaat..no matter where they are from..Looks tempting..

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  30. This is very new to me but..Loved it..Your pics are drooling me here...

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  31. Lovely picture and looks delicious though I have never tasted before....

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  32. Looks delicious....very new to me. Love any chaat, so surely going to give a try :).

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  33. I love the addition of tamarind to the chaat.looks delicious!

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  34. Tasty and droolworthy chaat!! pics looks great..

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  35. Fabulous..Who wouldn't love a chat like this..Great recipe Rachana !

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  36. Thats a tempting chaat, truly divine..

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  37. rachana...another recipe to bring sweet memories from the homeland.. we had one thela wala ghugni chat vendor outside our school..:)

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  38. How interesting ! I wish I had this kind of food in my street!

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  39. Am so so glad u pinged me about the Chat masala u had posted ...this one is super too and am so craving this super gungi chat right now....love ur posts and intro to amazing new foods....and delicious recipes..
    Have a fantastic weekend....

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  40. I'm discovering so many new flavors for the first time on your blog.

    Nisrine

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  41. my mouth started watering only by seeing those pics..looks too good

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  42. This is very new to me,sounds really gud,I am always there for chaat items :)

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  43. healthy and easy recipe....yummy........

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  44. Nice one.. will try for sure...

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  45. Wow...such a tempting and healthy chaat....looks so yummy :)

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  46. This is same like my usal pav...with a different name, looks so yummy...nicely captured.

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  47. Chaat looks so tasty and spicy! I would love to gobble it right down :)

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  48. Gugni chat looks tempting and mouth watering. I feel like having it now. Wonderful presentation.

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  49. Thanks for this recipe. I didn't have the peas so used kabuli chana and it tasted great. it made a lovely snack and I also used it as a starter by serving it as a topping on Alu Tikki.

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  50. Yum! No sé si puedo encontrar este tipo de ingredientes en España .... pero esto parece que podría ser delicioso!

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  51. Yum! I don't know if I can found these kind of ingredients in Spain....but this seems like it might be yummy!!!

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  52. this is a great healthy side dish .love the color of this dish.

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  53. This looks so yummy! I would love to try this! Yum!

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  54. simple n nice n spicy!

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  55. Gugni Chat is new to me..:)..Love the ing which go in ...
    We make a similar south Indian version called Pattani(the same yellow peas) Sundal..with onions and raw mango and seasoned for that final touch..:)

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  56. Oh .. I love these too but I just call it Chole chat , but loved the name !

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  57. I love this chaat. We cll this matra in delhi and eat this with kulcha. :)

    This is one of my fav chaat. Yum! :)

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  59. Hi Rachana,I love chats of all varieties.This chat reminds me of my childhood days.Very nice pics.Following your blog.

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  60. Oh my! that is very tempting.

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  61. This looks absolutely yummy! I've never tried it before but it sounds like my kind of food, Mmm!!!

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  62. Rachana my mouth is watering such a tempting chaat. Do collect your award from my blog.

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  63. looks super delicious!! very attractive presentation!

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  64. this is sooooo tempting...will try this sometime...n thx for visiting by blog and for ur lovely comment...take care dearie...

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  65. Thanks for this recipe. I didn't get whole yellow peas here so used blue peas and it tasted great.
    Also, thanks for the muri masala recipe. We had a chaat party and it was just perfect, tasted just like ghugni from the streets of Kolkata. Yummmm....

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